Snap-on recommends using two scan tools for optimum success

All repair shops look for different ways to maximise workflow through their doors, and Snap-on says some have come to the realisation that this can be achieved by using two quality scan tools – one for the heavy lifting or in-depth diagnostic jobs, and a lighter simpler version for code scanning, service light resets and functional tests.
Snap-on says its Zeus diagnostic and information platform working alongside its Ethos Edge is the perfect combination of quality and coverage needed to maintain technician productivity and workflow through the course of a busy day.

Zeus – the big brother of vehicle diagnostics
The first step in any diagnostic procedure is to use the scanner function to check for pending, current or historic DTCs. Once extracted, the Zeus will save all diagnostic reports and send them to the ALTUS CLOUD. They can even be emailed directly to the customer or a third-party repairer.
Intelligent Diagnostics provide access to the latest code-specific data, information, and tests, all obtained from actual repair orders and industry professionals and may also include safety recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs).
Smart Data can then be selected where code specific PID lists are generated – saving you the hassle of scrolling through countless data lines looking for that inconsistency in live values.
Real Fixes and Trouble-shooter shows code-specific procedures, tests, and tips, which have been gathered from actual shop repair orders and industry professionals.
If the intelligent diagnostic information guides the technician to view a sensor waveform, Snap-on says they can simply activate the four-channel lab scope for some serious diagnostic power.

Ethos Edge – simple, light, and powerful
While the heavy diagnostic work is under way on one side of the shop, Snap-on says you can rest easy knowing that the three booked service jobs have been completed with service light resets carried out using the Ethos Edge.
One very popular function of the Ethos is its extremely fast boot time. By simply plugging the tool into the vehicle’s DLC the tool powers up ready to use within a few seconds.
Technicians can then easily navigate the menu functions to wind back those calliper pistons when replacing the rear pads on the last service job for the day.
Snap-on says you should not let the straightforward, uncomplicated operation fool you, stating that the Ethos Edge is a full-blown bi-directional scan tool punching above its class.
To keep your workshop operations cost effective, Snap-on recommends streamlining both vehicle movements and repairs by using the combined diagnostic efficiency and fundamental ability of the Snap-on Zeus diagnostic and Information platform and Ethos Edge.

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