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Snap-on features and thermal imaging


One of the new time-saving features included in the latest Snap- on diagnostic software release is the Service Resets & Relearns feature for the ZEUS. This automatically checks top repairs from the SureTrack resource, plus technical service bulletins, to ensure all resets and relearns are performed.

Meanwhile, Snap-on suggests using its Diagnostic Thermal Imager Elite tool as part of a pre-check routine, to detect vehicle faults that aren’t visible to the naked eye.

“We hear frequently from professional technicians that adding a pre-check with our Diagnostic Thermal Imager Elite has helped them make more informed diagnostic decisions and save
time by avoiding concealed repair issues,” said Natalia Guath, Marketing Manager, Snap-on Diagnostics. “Using the Diagnostic Thermal Imager Elite together with a Snap-on diagnostic scanner improves productivity even further, allowing shops to efficiently diagnose and repair more vehicles and enhance customer communications.”

Snap-on Zeus Diagnostic Tool

Using infrared technology, it reveals heat caused by friction, electrical resistance, and pressure changes, helping technicians track down vehicle faults and find the fix faster. It delivers detailed images composed of 4,800 distinct temperature zones, making extreme temperatures up to 450 oC visible anywhere under the bonnet or around the car. A database of automotive applications, guided tests and reference images helps technicians interpret results.

When the Diagnostic Thermal Imager Elite is combined with Snap-on diagnostic scanner platforms that offer pre- and post- scan reports, including ZEUS, TRITON-D8, APOLLO-D8, VERUS, MODIS, SOLUS and ETHOS families, technicians can confirm diagnoses and repairs. The pre-scan code identification helps speed the diagnosis and repair, and when followed by a post- scan after work is finished, confirms all work was completed properly. Reports can be printed or emailed to customers as well as used to fulfil mandates by the manufacturers and many insurance companies for pre- and post-collision work.

To learn more, visit or talk to a Snap-on franchisee.

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