Auto Service World
News   July 25, 2001   by Auto Service World

Diagnostic Information Increases Technician Efficiency

MechanicNet Group, Inc. (MechanicNet), in partnership with Automotive Technical Resources (ATRi), announced today its release of the Table of Known Good Values. This leading edge diagnostic tool developed by ATRi dramatically increases technician efficiency and effectiveness.
Using the Table of Known Good Values and the supporting processes, technicians have reported a savings of 80% over the time required to go through a manufacture’s published diagnostic procedures.
All automotive service professionals can now access the Table “by the hour” on a pay per look basis at “This is a revolutionary new tool for a technician’s toolbox,” says Steven Liao, president of MechanicNet.
“We are quite proud to be working with the innovative team at ATRi to bring this exciting technology to market in a format that is affordable to any size shop.” MechanicNet helps shops capitalize on Internet technologies by delivering low cost solutions that meet their immediate needs. Adds Liao, “Through our partnership with ATRi, we can arm technicians with the critical information, skills, and training required to have an edge today and remain competitive in the future.”
ATRi uses patent-pending technologies to collect Known Good Values of post-production vehicles. Because post-production circuitry readings are significantly different from published engineering specifications, ATRi’s Table is the only collection of reliable circuitry data. Technicians use the values, in conjunction with ATRi processes, to diagnose driveability problems throughout all electronically controlled systems in a more timely and accurate manner. “It’s an exciting and accurate way of diagnosing cars and light duty trucks that parallels the advanced technology being used to manufacture today’s cars,” says Bill Wruble, president and COO of ATRi.
“ has deployed an Internet infrastructure in the aftermarket that enables the distribution of ATRi’s cutting edge technologies to aftermarket repair facilities. Our partnership is designed to bring the most innovative tools available to technicians at a price point they can afford.
“Our goal is to improve the business of our customers, the professional installer,” adds Wruble. “By delivering tools that significantly reduces diagnostic time, the most often disputed charge on a work order, ATRi helps the technician eliminate potential conflict with vehicle owners. By equipping them with these advanced tools, we help shops increase their customer satisfaction, their business efficiency, and ultimately their bottom line.”

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