“With today’s complex vehicles, it is essential to perform pre- and post-repair scans on each and every vehicle that enters a shop,” Janet Tang, marketing manager at Launch, says.

Performing pre- and post-repair scans is no longer a recommendation or best practice, it’s essential. Most OEMs now require pre- and post-repair scanning on all vehicles and have released position statements on them. If the vehicle is not repaired to the OEM specifications, shops can be held liable.

“Shop owners need to make sure that their staff is performing this process on every single vehicle,” Tang says. “If not, these shops will risk comebacks and losing a customer—or worse.”

Performing repair scans doesn’t need to be a hassle. In fact, there are many tools on the market that make it quick and easy, including the X-431 Torque from Launch Tech’s Pro Line Series.

Launch Tech USA

Launch Tech USA provides innovative and cost-effective solutions through its product line of automotive diagnostics that allow shops to perform accurate, fast, OEM-level diagnostic solutions.

In order to meet the ever-changing needs of the industry, Launch employs more than 300 R&D engineers that work to deliver innovative solutions for its customer’s needs. Launch has multiple test centers worldwide that ensure the highest level of vehicle coverage available.

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X-431 Torque

The X-431 Torque is a new scan tool offering from Launch Tech’s Pro Line Series.

Technicians and instructors were asked to weigh in on the tool, which has made it one  of the most user-friendly scan tools ever developed.

“The torque is the easiest to use professional scan tool in the industry,” Tang says.

The Torque, which is based on the new Open Android 7.1 with Google Play, features a unique intelligent VIN Acquisition and Decoding feature that allows vehicle access in seconds.

“The VIN can be read in seconds and the year, make and model can be identified without any user interaction,” Tang says.

The Torque is a high-end open 7.1 Android 7.1 based automotive diagnostic tool.

“Being an open Android system, you can run your printer apps, email, internet services or other services, like checking the weather or playing games,” Tang says.

The Torque supports frequently used special functions, such as:

  • Service light reset

  • Throttle adaptation

  • Steering angle reset

  • Brake PAD reset

  • Tire pressure reset

  • Anti-theft matching

  • ABS bleeding

  • Battery matching

  • Gear learning

  • Injector coding

  • DPF regeneration

The tool also supports remote diagnosis. So, hypothetically, a technician could diagnose a vehicle that is thousands of miles away.

“Not only that, but with the Torque, vehicle health reports for pre- and post-repair scans can be printed, which helps you get paid for your work,” Tang says.

Support

If you run into any questions or problems with your diagnostic equipment, Launch Tech USA provides a number of different support options on its website. Along with contact information for people to reach out to for support, the website also has a number of different downloads, a community forum, and contact information for people. All of this information works together to make sure that users are getting the most out of their diagnostic tools.

“At Launch Tech, it’s important that our customers are taken care of,” Tang says. “If our customers have a question, they have a number of different outlets. Whether it’s a technical question that can be answered by our online form or a broader question answered by a fellow shop owner on the forum, we make sure our customers have all of the support that they need.”

 

 

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