The PC Difference
Unlike many other scan tools on the market, Auto Enginuity's PC based scan tool runs on a familiar Windows platform. This gives your scan tool many decisive advantages over other non-PC based scan tools. Not only will you not have to learn the basics on how to run the operating system, but navigation is made easy by using a familiar mouse or touchpad. One of the best features that you have is the ability to run WiFi on the laptop, giving you access to the internet for using Alldata or other technical sites.
With Wifi and a Windows based computer at your fingertips, you can also print the diagnostic trouble code chart wirelessly to a printer on your network, or e-mail and electronically attach these files directly to your repair order for later reference. Another great aspect of a software based scan tool, is that you can download the software to more then one computer in your shop, or at home, and take the USB connector to where ever you need the scan tool.
The collision industry is facing many challenges currently, these include cycle time, CSI, and profitability. For many shops, especially in the collision industry, there has never been a "do all" scan tool available. Now with the AutoEngiuity scan tool, you have an answer to many of your diagnostic problems.
When looking at ways to reduce cycle time, this scan tool can be a great asset, by helping you properly repair plan a vehicle on arrival. When a damaged car is brought into your shop, you now have the ability to plug in the scan tool, and read the codes that are present in the on board computer. These codes will help identify things such as SRS system faults, knowing these problems up front will keep surprises from happening at the end of the job. It also allows your business to clear most all dash lights in house, which gives you two main benefits. First, this further reduces cycle time, no longer must you drive to the dealership and drop off for a simple light to be cleared. Secondly, it allows you make net profit on clearing the dash light.
Many body shops have DRP accounts that do not allow you charge above list price for a sublet job. This means that you take your resources such as labor to drive the vehicle, or even office personal to process the sublet paperwork and make absolutely no profit. With a scan tool in house, you can charge the sublet price and capture that net profit, increase cycle time, and improve customer CSI.
Keeping up with the fast paced challenges that the auto industry is going through is key. Having a scan tool that constantly has updates, allows your business to stay ahead of the curve. On average, there is a new update once every three months. This means no more waiting for the spring update that gave you the prior year coverage. You can now download updates online as they become available throughout the year.
Cost is a very important consideration, for the first year, your updates are free. After the first year, you can download updates for $150 per region. This means $150 for Asian, $150 for Domestic, and $150 for European. This only totals $450, per year which is dramatically less then updates from other scan tool manufactures.