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Snap-on Information System launches

Snap-on Information System launches

Diagnostics, Products
The new Snap-on Information System (SIS) is the benchmark in comprehensive technical information for your workshop. Mobile-friendly and accessible from any device, it offers access to thousands of detailed technical drawings and repair manuals to help you get to the bottom of a problem and find a fix quickly. It also lets you generate realistic timeframes for repair jobs by taking into account all steps, including follow-up tasks. This links to the ability to create cost estimates based on the price of parts and your own labour rates – meaning you can quickly give your customers accurate advice on how much they will have to spend on the repair and how long they will have to wait for their vehicles to be ready. Backed by a dedicated technical support team, SIS is split into fou
IAAF and FIGIEFA welcome OBD Type Approval revisions

IAAF and FIGIEFA welcome OBD Type Approval revisions

Diagnostics, News
The latest revisions to European Type Approval legislation includes crucial provisions on the OBD connector and access to RMI, signifying a huge step forward for the aftermarket regarding access to in-vehicle data. Both the IAAF and FIGIEFA have welcomed the news, after the EU Council's main preparatory body, COREPER, recognised the need for the independent automotive aftermarket to maintain access to diagnostic and RMI-related data. It also clarified that access will be granted whilst the vehicle is in motion. This is essential to perform diagnostic, repair and maintenance services, at least until a solution is found for telematics access to the ‘connected car’. However, whilst it has been clarified that the OBD port shall remain open whilst the vehicle is in motion, some vehicl