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ALLDATA Adds New Feature to Scan Tool

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ALLDATA has announced the addition of a new feature to its ALLDATA Diagnostics scan tool that aims at helping automotive technicians diagnose and fix vehicles quicker than before.

With this new feature, ALLDATA Diagnostics is able to instantly pull up probable causes from diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) besides providing links to its comprehensive database of OEM repair information. Without spending extra, technicians will now have access to a database of over 20 million probable causes for swifter repair analysis. ALLDATA, in a release by the company, clarifies that it defines “probable causes” as likely repair options for specific vehicle problems based on data found in OEM diagnostic flow charts and procedures.

ALLDATA Diagnostics, launched in 2018, has been designed to turn a tablet into a functioning professional-level scan tool and is the only one with ALLDATA built-it. In the very year of its release, it won a PTEN Innovation Award in the Scan Tools category and was voted the 2018 Innovation Zone Winner at NACE Automechanika Atlanta.

“Before the (ALLDATA Diagnostics) scan tool came out, we were getting codes and then running to a land-based computer to diagnose the code on the computer,” explained Jarrod M., Service Manager at Mike’s West Coast Auto Body & Repair. “Here, you’re still in the car, and you get the knowledge you need to fix the vehicle.”

To utilize the new feature, technicians need to follow a few simple steps:

  1. Connect ALLDATA Diagnostics to the OBD port
  2. Run a DTC scan report
  3. Select a DTC
  4. View probable cause data as well as links to OEM info, right at the vehicle

It is also possible to access probable cause data through the Community forum in ALLDATA Repair and ALLDATA Collision.

“The more ways we can speed up the repair process and help shops move vehicles in and out of bays faster, the better,” said ALLDATA President Satwinder Mangat. “In addition to OEM procedures, the new one-touch Diagnostics feature shows the most probable causes for all manners of repairs, based on manufacturer data.”

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