2014 AAPEX, Day One: Mahle’s new scan tool speeds diagnosis
Mahle Service Solutions, a division of Mahle Aftermarket Inc., introduced a diagnostic scan tool called TechPro that provides results within seconds at the 2014 Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX).
“TechPro is all about making technicians more efficient,” says Max Dull, general manager. “For example, our new tool features the ability to decode a vehicle identification number in one second with one click. Plus, the speed of diagnosis is measured in seconds versus minutes for competitors’ tools.”
It is not necessary to buy or lease extra hardware to use the new scan tool as its vehicle communication interface and software can be used with a technicians’ current desktop, laptop or tablet. To further lower cost, TechPro is available as a subscription and software-based model instead of a large investment in hardware. In addition, the device is internet-based so. all the latest vehicle data and software updates are downloaded automatically.
TechPro is the first diagnostic scan tool exclusively for the aftermarket from Mahle. The company called the product a game-changer at a news conference during AAPEX. The company has years of experience in diagnostics at the OEM level.
“Behind this breakthrough lies years and years of R&D and technology deployment, providing advanced diagnostic scan tool software for vehicle manufacturers,” says Dull.
TechPro’s features include J-2534 pass-thru capability for reflashing and reprogramming. TechPro also features an ergonomically engineered VCI with a bright LED light for high visibility and confirmation that the VCI is connected and communicating. Other useful functions include cylinder balance tests, compression testing, key relearn, and misfire graphing, according the company.
Dull says the company is committed to making its diagnostic scan tool as fast, user-friendly and foolproof as possible. "We want the industry to know our scan tool is truly a game changer with its speed, ease of use and low cost of entry ownership."
The TechPro diagnostic scan tool will be available for sale in 2015. The tool comes with a Bluetooth enabled VCI. Mahle plans to make a pre-loaded tablet available upon request for an additional cost.
Mahle specializes in the development, manufacturing and distribution of automotive tools and maintenance equipment, including air conditioning service, fluid exchange and nitrogen tire inflation systems.
For more information, visit www.mahle-aftermarket.com.