Diagnostic kit

Hella launches "three in one" diagnostic tool

Published:  18 October, 2007

LIGHTING and electrics specialist Hella has given the world the first glimpse of a 'three-in-one' diagnostics system.

The company premiered its Data and Diagnostic System at the Equip Auto exhibition in Paris this week, explaining how it combines vehicle specific technical data, a diagnostics unit and comprehensive parts ordering system in one.

The DDS system will be launched in the UK in mid December. Hella hopes it will help garages not only find faults faster but get cars back on the road quicker too, making sure customers are kept happy.

Theodor Kauper, the company's diagnostics boss, said the system helped deal with the realities of repairing modern cars in independent garages.

“In order to be able to repair modern vehicles, independent garages increasingly need technical data and comprehensive diagnostics, as these vehicles have increasingly networked electronics”, he said.

“The growing variety of vehicle also means that in the event of repairs being necessary, garages must be able to prepare for the right vehicles quickly.

“It is a matter of finding the fault and the right spare part immediately, as this is the deciding factor in relation to how many repairs the independent garages can carry out economically,” added Theodor.

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