Snap-on Updates Collision Repair Software - Tire Review Magazine

Snap-on Updates Collision Repair Software

Snap-on Diagnostics has announced a software update on their current diagnosis platforms to better identify and repair automotive and driver assistance systems that are damaged by collisions.

Snap-on Diagnostics has announced a software update on their current diagnosis platforms to better identify and repair automotive and driver assistance systems that are damaged by collisions.

“Our Snap-on diagnostic platforms offer the most comprehensive coverage in the industry, with coverage for 49 original manufacturer makes and the ability to diagnose more than 100 vehicle systems – any of which can be damaged by collision,” said Leian Wunderlich, software program manager, Snap-on Diagnostics. “While collision repair is not covered by a manufacturer’s warranty, regardless of age, many insurance companies pay shops to perform scans, as required by vehicle manufacturers. Snap-on provides the most comprehensive and latest technology for older and newer models, delivering new opportunities for business growth.”

In the current Software Upgrade 17.2:

  • Seat weight sensor – often when a collision occurs, airbags are deployed and seats are damaged. Not only does a Snap-on scan tool ensure there are no issues with systems post-repair, it also recalibrates the passenger seat weight sensor for proper operation.
  • Forward collision warning/lane departure warning – this camera-based system is mounted at the top of the windshield near the rear-view mirror. A common repair in body shops, technicians must properly aim the camera upon replacing the windshield.
  • Adaptive cruise control – located in the front bumper or grill, this radar sensor may be the first sensor damaged in a front-end collision. To ensure proper operation, technicians can use a Snap-on diagnostic tool to realign the sensor and make sure no fault codes are stored in the system after repair.

The new Upgrade 17.4, available October 2017, adds even more with:

  • Chrysler pedestrian protection, light rain sensor module and active noise cancellation
  • Hyundai and Kia lane departure warning system, park assist system and surround view camera system
  • Mazda headlamp leveling, adaptive front lighting and lighting control modules

You May Also Like

SRNA promotes director of product planning for Falken PLT tires

With more than two decades of experience in the tire industry, Johnson is now coming up on eight years with SRNA.

Tsuyoshi-Johnson-SRNA

Sumitomo Rubber North America (SRNA), a subsidiary of Sumitomo Rubber Industries, has promoted Tsuyoshi “TJ” Johnson to director of product planning for Falken passenger car and light truck tires.

Johnson graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.S. in mechanical engineering and began his career in outdoor tire testing, before spending several years in the original equipment business in both technical and account management roles. With more than two decades of experience in the tire industry, Johnson is now coming up on eight years with SRNA.

Ascenso Tires North America finds new president

Thomas Clark brings with him a three-decade-long career, marked by progressive responsibilities at companies such as Michelin and Carlstar Group.

Ascenso-Thomas-Clark
Turbo Wholesale Tires partners with LA Rams’s Kyren Williams

The All-Pro NFL running back will appear in promotional print and social media campaigns for Turbo Wholesale Tires.

turboCombo
VIP Tires & Service donates $275,000 to Make-A-Wish in 2023

Last year’s donation brings VIP’s total contribution to Make-A-Wish in recent years to over $1.275 million.

MAW-VIP-Tires-1400
Wes Samperio named Dunlop Motorcycle Tires’ product planning manager

Samperio has held several positions throughout his eleven years with SRNA, from warehouse operations to customer service to sales.

wes-samperio-dunlop-motorcycle-tires

Other Posts

SRNA names national sales manager (West) for commercial truck tires

Sam Williams has been with SRNA since 2016, most recently working as a senior strategic account manager.

Sam-Williams-SRNA-1400
Plews & Edelmann launches factory-direct shipping program

The factory-direct program is currently available for Edelmann power steering hoses and provides an alternative to off-shore DI Programs.

Pirelli earns CDP’s highest A rating for climate action

The “A” rating was awarded to 346 companies out of the more than 21,000.

award-stock
Nokian Tyres partners with tire recycling JV

The joint venture plans to recycle up to one million tons of end-of-life tires annually by 2030.

Nokian-Tyres-Tire-Recycling-JV-1400