|New Software For Multi-Diag|
The story of Actia’s market-leading multi-make diagnostics is one of continuous development and investment. From its beginnings in 2006, born out of the OEM electronics powerhouse’s manufacturer diagnostics expertise, Multi-Diag has grown to be one of the frontrunner diagnostic tools available to the independent workshop or MOT station.
Having substantially added to its coverage in 2011 with over 3,000 new ECU systems, the Multi-Diag team continue to enhance the capabilities of the software. Now in 2012, a new version with a stylish facelift which leads the user into a ‘task-based’ or ‘manufacturer-based’ diagnostic session, means that broad and far-reaching diagnostics can be performed by even the diagnostics novice. This new MMI has evolved to handle emerging vehicle technologies such as start-stop battery management and electric vehicles. Functions such as the award-winning 1-click Express Diag (Europe’s fastest global scan) which enables a rapid global scan of the vehicle’s systems, and automatic VIN number recognition, all contribute to what is arguably the most user-friendly and intuitive aftermarket diagnostic software available. Coupled with a Bluetooth VCI, any suitable PC or laptop – whether that’s a dedicated workshop PC or indeed an emissions or brake tester console – becomes a powerful diagnostic tool for the garage. An automated report can also be printed rapidly – the ideal tool to advise customers of faults and offer proof of work carried out.
New Regulations to MOT Testing from 1st April 2012 mean vehicles with dashboard MIL warning lamps such as ESP or SRS Airbag illuminated will fail their MOT. This will generate increased diagnostic activity in order to fault-find and fix these problems before the vehicle can be declared road-legal.
“Multi-Diag is a strong contender in today’s fast-moving market, and with Europe’s fastest global scan, we feel MOT stations will find it very useful to support their testing business,” explains Actia Muller General Manager, Simon Stone. “This promises to be a difficult period for MOT testers. However, if by using a scan tool, they can answer those questions the customer will naturally ask about why the car has failed and how much repair might cost, not only will the garage deliver better customer satisfaction, but they also have the opportunity to sell simple repairs, component replacement, or system reset – adding revenue even in a price-conscious market.”
For further information, contact Actia Muller on 01686 611177.