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News   September 20, 2012   by CARS Magazine

Bosch release mobile apps

Bosch updates part finder app, now available for Android devices as well as for iPhone and iPad

Users of an iPhone, iPad, or Android phone or tablet who need a Bosch part for a vehicle can get the information they need right from their mobile device. In addition to the initial Apple version of its Vehicle Part Finder app, Bosch has now released an Android version of the app. Bosch products currently covered in the Vehicle Part Finder app include spark plugs, wiper blades, oxygen sensors, fuel pumps, battery chargers — and now air management sensors, gasoline fuel injectors and glow plugs – providing part numbers along with images, features and technical attributes for vehicles operating in the United States and Canada.

“The addition of Android mobile devices expands the penetration of the Part Finder app significantly, as these devices gain in popularity. All functions available in the iPhone and iPad app are now available in the Android version as well,” said Otto Stefaner, Project Manager for Bosch. “The app is a real boon for customers, service and sales personnel.  Anyone who needs to find a Bosch part number from these selected product lines can do so quickly and easily.”

“The Bosch NA Vehicle Part Finder for an Apple iPhone or iPad can be downloaded from the Apple iTunes App Store. The app for Android devices is available from the Amazon App Store for Android or from Google Play. The app features both Browse and Search functions so users can find part information by entering vehicle year, make and model, or simply by entering the Bosch part number if they already know it,” Stefaner said.

Separate from the mobile app, the Bosch Vehicle Part Finder on the website now features rotatable and scalable 360º images for oxygen sensors, fuel pumps and other engine management components. The user clicks the 360º symbol to open the image player. The player shows a 360º view of the part and includes options to zoom in on the image, advance the 360º “movie” manually, image by image, and also offers a full-screen viewing option. More 360º images for additional product lines will be rolled out in the future. 

A special tab has also been added to view a product warranty statement.  Warranty data has been loaded for most products found on

“The Bosch Part Finder app complements the comprehensive Vehicle Part Finder function on the website, which lists part numbers for products available on the Bosch Part Finder app as well as additional Bosch product categories. This makes it easy to find the right Bosch part for virtually any vehicle sold in the USA and Canada.  More product lines will be added to the app soon,” Stefaner indicated.

Bosch is a proud supporter of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association’s Know Your Parts education and awareness campaign. This initiative promotes the importance of quality brand name aftermarket parts backed by full service suppliers, and its impact on delivering reliable products to today’s motorists. For more information visit:

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