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Software upgrade simplifies scan reports

By autotech-nath on January 9, 2019

The new diagnostic software upgrade from Snap-on features Vehicle System Reports with the Snap-on cloud, ALTUS, designed to make pre- and post-scan reporting easier. 

A pre-repair scan can find hidden issues and make customers aware of any problems before work is done, while a post-repair scan confirms repairs and services were completed properly. The Vehicle System Report automatically uploads the scans from MODISTM Edge and SOLUSTM Edge to ALTUSDRIVE.com. From here, the document can be printed, e-mailed or sent via text to customers and also used to fulfil mandates by manufacturers and insurance companies for collision work. 

New features are also available on the ZEUSTM and VERUS Edge diagnostic tools. An improved system menu groups together vehicle systems by category; a backup reminder alert prompts users to protect their data; and a scanner module ‘quick connect’ screen alerts users if they have tried to continue without connecting the scan module to the vehicle. 

There’s new coverage for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). New systems include the all-around vision camera for 17 different BMW models; extensive coverage for the VW Crafter, which is a new vehicle included in the update; and the electronic parking brake and lane departure warning for several Mazda models. 

 – Over 90 new models and engines added
 – More special functions for Ford, Mazda, Dacia, Peugeot and Citroen
 – New VW Crafter added with extensive coverage including substantial ADAS content 

Component Test Meter (CTM) coverage features seven new general test procedures – Common Rail Diesel Injector; Common Rail Diesel Low Pressure Pump; Cylinder Leakage; Hydraulic Power Steering System; Reciprocating Piston Engine Valve Timing; Spark Ignition Engine Fuel Injector; Spark Ignition Engine Fuel Pump – to help technicians get to the fix faster. 

Also new is a NOx Accumulator ‘How To’ class and a further five vehicle-specific case studies, bringing the total up to 20, while CTM coverage now features 29 manufacturers. 

Users of the ZEUS, SOLUS Edge, MODIS Edge and Ultra platforms, and the VERUS and VERDICT family of products, get exclusive access to SureTrackTM with the upgrade – a resource that can reduce repair time with diagnostic experience, repair timesavers and verified parts replacement records taken from millions of successful repair orders. 

WEB: diagnostics.snapon.co.uk/software 

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