A number of newspapers have endorsed “Question 1,” the item on Massachusetts’ upcoming ballot that if passed, would preserve independent auto service shops’ access to telematically transmitted repair and diagnostic data.
Mahle and Daimler AG have reached an agreement on access to the encoded OBD diagnostic ports of Mercedes-Benz vehicles. As a result, users of the Mahle TechPro or Brain Bee Connex diagnostic tools can now easily retrieve vehicle data via the cyber security feature.
The new Mastertech II vehicle communication interface (VCI) from Bosch is fully validated to operate with General Motors, Ford, FCA, Nissan/Infinity, Honda/Acura and Toyota/Lexus reprogramming applications.
Standard Motor Products Inc. (SMP) has added 245 new part numbers to its BWD engine management line. The release features 51 product categories expanding coverage by an additional 200 million VIO through the 2020 model year.
The Bosch Group has released three additional OTC service hoist stands to add to its portfolio, the 1,500-pound capacity auxiliary stands UH15 and UH15FP with foot pedal, and the UH20 supplementary stand.
Building on the success and popularity of the original Bolt Biter Extraction Sockets launched in 2019, GearWrench is unveiling the latest addition to the family — Bolt Biter Lug Nut Extraction Sockets.
Autel Intelligent Technology Corp. Ltd. has introduced a line of tools to help technicians analyze the health of batteries and a vehicle's electrical system. The MaxiBAS (Battery Analysis System) is an intelligent battery and electrical system diagnostics tool line.
The new fluid extractors from JohnDow Industries (JDI) are designed to remove fluids through filler ports and dipstick tubes and include a manual hand pump version, an air/pneumatic version, and an air/pneumatic brake fluid exchanger.
Continental has introduced two new tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) tools designed to help shops optimize their investment in TPMS and tire service. With the Autodiagnos TPMS D and SE tools, professional technicians can handle all of the TPMS and tire service requirements of their customers.