Workshop equipment specialists Techplus, was recently appointed an official distributor for the new VDO Autodiagnos Check hand-held diagnostics tool.
Chris Behan, Continental Automotive, Debbie Dundar, Continental Automotive, High Brady, Techplus
Many diagnostic units for pure service applications are often very complicated and users are required to know exactly which controller they need for the task at hand.
Diagnostic specialists VDO, a brand of Continental, has launched the new Autodiagnos Check, a solution designed to provide the service sector with maximum efficiency and simplicity.
Hugh Brady, Managing Director of Techplus commented: “We are delighted to add the VDO Autodiagnos Check to our product portfolio. The Autodiagnos Check covers all of the essential service applications of all major manufacturers and allows workshops that do not primarily focus on diagnostics to benefit greatly from the service side of their business.”
Just like the Plug & Play principle from computer technology, the Autodiagnos Check is ready to start without all the usual unnecessary queries. Thanks to its simple Fast Check menu system, the service functions are ready for selection right after startup and are clearly listed under vehicle systems, such as braking equipment, tyre pressure monitoring systems, batteries and air conditioning. By simply selecting the vehicle manufacturer, the unit will automatically find the correct model, year and corresponding control unit, whilst guiding the user to the service performance in just a few clicks, saving valuable time.
Continental’s aim was to reduce complexity to such an extent that the unit could be used by personnel who had neither product training nor diagnostics skills. Following a basic Fast Check rule, the unit guides the user through the service process step-by-step and only displays the relevant information to the task at hand. This not only avoids going through complicated selections, but guarantees solid reliability in day-to-day workshop processes, so misuse is more or less impossible.
The Autodiagnos Check covers all the important workshop service applications, such as resetting service intervals after an oil change or inspection, “teaching” starter batteries and engine components, regenerating diesel particle filters and reading out and deleting the error memories of the airbag and air conditioning systems. The Autodiagnos Check also opens, closes and calibrates the electric parking brake and enables the setting steering angle sensors.
Delivered in a practical case, the Autodiagnos Check comes with all of the relevant cables, a one year warranty and one year of software updates.