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News   May 20, 2015   by Auto Service World

Snap-on Introduces ETHOS Tech

#aftermarket – Snap-on introduces the ETHOS Tech (EESC321) full-function scan tool with a complete support package that includes three years of software upgrades and a three year extended warranty.

“ETHOS Tech is our newest scan tool designed for high powered diagnostics and peace of mind,” said Mark Schaefer, director of marketing, Snap-on Diagnostics. “Technicians don’t have to worry about software upgrades or repair costs – they can focus on fixing more cars faster, which means more profit.”

The program is designed to put affordable full-function diagnostics into the hands of technicians who want their own scan tool, instead of waiting for a shared shop tool. This new tool offers codes, data, functional tests, bidirectional controls, adaptations, relearns and service resets for 1996-newer vehicles. It includes OEM-specific coverage for 76 systems on 46 domestic, Asian and European makes and covers newer technologies such as TPMS, hybrids, body control, suspension and steering sensor.

ETHOS Tech has customizable settings to fit the way that technicians work, including save/playback live data, custom data lists to speed display rate and view exactly the data they want, minimum/maximum triggers to catch data that falls outside the normal range, and graph zoom in/out to see more detail, find glitches and nail down intermittent problems.

Technicians will be more productive in the bay with features such as the automatic vehicle ID, one-touch all systems code scan and clear, and the programmable shortcut key to save screens or perform frequent tasks with one touch. They will also benefit from quick navigation with the five and a half inch color touch screen or the four-way keypad, and the ability to compare seven live data parameters on screen at once or graph up to four side by side to see cause and effect of vehicle faults.

ETHOS Tech automatically boots up in only 10 seconds when connected to a vehicle and powers from the vehicle so technicians can keep moving all day long, plus it has an internal battery to review results off-vehicle.

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