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  • Cars & Computers: The History of Diagnostic Tools
    additional diagnostic information and can perform functional tests on the vehicle They re designed to function in tandem with your car s on board computer system which itself monitors engine emissions controls and systems whilst your car is in use The first generation of On board diagnostic OBD tools were developed in the 1980 s originally as an expensive diagnostic option only really available for professional mechanics Throughout the decade automotive scanners were produced in the United States using various cables and adaptors that would be compatible with certain car models makes and their respective years The first commercially available code readers hit car part stores in and around 1989 but it was only in 1996 that the automotive industry lost their exclusive ability over vehicle on board diagnostic systems with further standardization of the technology caused by stricter federal regulations The presence of two generations of on board diagnostic systems OBD I and OBD II are intrinsically linked to this change in regulations and a combined effort to clean up our air The gas attack in Los Angeles during the summer of 1943 as well as the proliferation of lethal smog in London in 1952 were two environmental episodes that turned the business culture of voluntary emissions regulations into one of national requirement The OBD I in use at the time served fine in letting drivers know if their vehicle had a malfunction but from an emissions point of view there were some serious flaws to the point where your vehicle could be spitting out raw unburned fuel out of its tailpipe and neither you nor the computer would have any idea This lead to the creation and required implementation of OBD II the same technology monitored and read by today s Launch OEM level diagnostic tools and aftermarket

    Original URL path: http://www.launchtech.co.uk/blog/2015/10/22/cars-computers-the-history-of-diagnostic-tools/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Video tutorials to support diagnostic tool use
    Next Launch Europe has released a series of new video tutorials to assist installers with using the X 431 PRO 3 diagnostic tool Available via YouTube there are three different videos focusing on setting up registering updating and also using the X 431 PRO 3 on a daily basis The X 431 PRO 3 is the most versatile product of its kind in the world and connects vehicles and workshops using both wireless and Bluetooth connectivity The PRO 3 also features a built in social network service SNS that allows workshops to connect to a virtual community and seek immediate help with challenging diagnoses Technicians can also access a comprehensive vehicle database and repair tips to improve workshop efficiency The PRO 3 tool has various other features These include The ability to recognise the diagnostic features of other tools in the X 431 series reading and clearing DTCs interpreting and reading a vehicle s entire data stream and performing actuation tests Workshop technicians can use the PRO 3 to diagnose faults on 90percent of all European Asian and American vehicle brands and the 10 1 inch screen on the handy touch screen tablet has been designed to enhance functionality for the user Dave Richards Launch UK managing director said The PRO 3 has become a best seller and customer favourite and these videos will help installers get the most of out the tool and support the excellent customer service function available from Launch UK This post appears in Launch UK Car Diagnostic Tools This post has been tagged This post was written by mark Leave a Reply Blog Categories Accessories Air Conditioning C Reader V C Recorder II Car Diagnostic Tools EVAP Testing Garage Tools Hints Tips Hybrid Cars Industry News Ingersoll Rand Launch C Reader VI Launch Services Launch

    Original URL path: http://www.launchtech.co.uk/blog/2015/10/01/video-tutorials-to-support-diagnostic-tool-use/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Accessories | Launch Tech UK Blog
    not just to do its job to the highest standard the CRP123 features a sleek and slim design to rival that of any highstreet gadget making it as worthy a choice Read More Launch appointed seller of Smoke Wizard leak detector Posted on Thursday 9th of July 2015 Launch UK has become the approved lead distributor of Global Leak Detection s Smoke Wizard a diagnostic smoke machine used by OEMs such as AMG Audi KIA Mazda Porsche Volkswagen and Jaguar Land Rover There are two models available in the aftermarket the GLD 40 and the GLD 50 Smoke Wizards Smoke Wizards Diagnostic Smoke leak detection has completely changed the way system leaks are diagnosed Previously the accepted method for finding micro leaks was to use a stethoscope Read More Brand Spotlight Striker Posted on Monday 20th of October 2014 Designed to provide their users with functional innovative solutions to common problems the accessories and hand tools developed by Striker are renowned for their reliability and high quality manufacture All Striker products are conceived with their user s convenience in mind making them extremely practical and inadvertently wildly versatile It is because of this that you get the sense that those who are tasked with coming up with the innovations are more than just idea men but rather Read More Jump Starting A Car With The Launch Battery Power Pack Posted on Friday 19th of September 2014 Back in March we did a blog on why car batteries die and how to jump start a car should it happen and whilst jump starting a car is pretty simple once you know how it does still have one massive problem you need another car What would you do if your car died on a quiet country lane where phone reception is weak

    Original URL path: http://www.launchtech.co.uk/blog/category/accessories/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Air Conditioning | Launch Tech UK Blog
    a good digital thermometer Perfect for monitoring temperature while working on air conditioning systems the Temperature Probe fits inside a c ducts to make measurements to an accuracy of 1 C between 20 C and 200 C The Read More Portable Air Conditioning System Servicing Posted on Thursday 3rd of May 2012 Previously I have blogged about the excellent fully automated air conditioning servicing packages we have that are ideal for garages and workshops Although they are comprehensive car diagnostic tools that provide effective and complete service reports and diagnostics on vehicle refrigerant systems they are larger pieces of equipment best suited to a garage environment For a portable air conditioning diagnostic tool that perfect for smaller workshops or agricultural and plant Read More Glo Leak Making A C Leak Detection Simpler Than Ever Posted on Saturday 28th of April 2012 Detecting small leaks and system faults in air conditioning and refrigerant systems isn t always easy but we have recently added a product to our range of air conditioning car diagnostic tools that makes it simpler than ever to find even the smallest leaks quickly and efficiently For over 20 years the developers at Glo Leak have been creating the best way of locating even the smallest faults in refrigeration systems Just as the Smoke Wizard uses mineral oil smoke to deposit a UV Read More LMP2 Fully Automated A C Service Package Posted on Wednesday 18th of April 2012 Part of our new range of car diagnostic tools for air conditioning servicing is the LMP2 fully automated package An excellent choice for larger workshops and garages the machine is on wheels and features 3 metre hose lengths for excellent manoeuvring and accessibility A complete package that can offer you a total service of vehicle air conditioning systems at

    Original URL path: http://www.launchtech.co.uk/blog/category/air-conditioning/ (2016-02-18)
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  • C Reader V | Launch Tech UK Blog
    New x431 update guide Download Update Software CRP123 CRP129 Update purchase subscription Classic X431 Update Guide Creader V Update Guide CRecorder Update Guide FAQs You are here Home Blog C Reader V Launch Tech UK Blog C Reader V Launch Tech UK Blog Launch UK unveils new extended warranty Posted on Thursday 21st of January 2016 Launch UK has unveiled a new extended 24 month warranty on key diagnostic products With Launch products manufactured to the highest standards to guarantee long lasting performance and excellent service the company is committed to providing the best products on the market The warranty covers top diagnostic products including Launch CRP123 CReader Professional Launch CRP129 CReader Professional Launch CRP229 CReader professional Launch X431 Euro Pad Launch X431 Euro Pad II Launch Read More Blog Categories Accessories Air Conditioning C Reader V C Recorder II Car Diagnostic Tools EVAP Testing Garage Tools Hints Tips Hybrid Cars Industry News Ingersoll Rand Launch C Reader VI Launch Services Launch UK Launch X431 Euro Pad Reference Books X431 Blog Archives January 2016 December 2015 October 2015 July 2015 June 2015 March 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014

    Original URL path: http://www.launchtech.co.uk/blog/category/c-reader-v/ (2016-02-18)
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  • C Recorder Ii | Launch Tech UK Blog
    Update purchase subscription Classic X431 Update Guide Creader V Update Guide CRecorder Update Guide FAQs You are here Home Blog C Recorder Ii Launch Tech UK Blog C Recorder Ii Launch Tech UK Blog 1 2 3 Next Launch C Recorder Updates Posted on Thursday 24th of May 2012 The Launch C Recorder II is delivered with access to important software updates that we send out via the internet Easily updated via a USB link to your PC you never need to be without the latest software for your device On our website we ve posted a useful video guide to updating your C Recorder software but there are a few things you will need to prepare before logging on First you will need the Unit Serial Number from your C Recorder device to hand and an open internet browser Read More Launch C Recorder II Posted on Tuesday 24th of April 2012 The C Recorder II is a portable data recorder compatible with diesel and petrol vehicles using OBD II and EOBD systems and it provides real time engine information that can be recorded and stored for later diagnostics An impressive car diagnostic tool the C Recorder II can record up to 24 hours of data so you can save several test drive files and live data streams for further analysis Connect the device to your computer through a simple USB Read More 1 2 3 Next Blog Categories Accessories Air Conditioning C Reader V C Recorder II Car Diagnostic Tools EVAP Testing Garage Tools Hints Tips Hybrid Cars Industry News Ingersoll Rand Launch C Reader VI Launch Services Launch UK Launch X431 Euro Pad Reference Books X431 Blog Archives January 2016 December 2015 October 2015 July 2015 June 2015 March 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October

    Original URL path: http://www.launchtech.co.uk/blog/category/c-recorder-ii/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Car Diagnostic Tools | Launch Tech UK Blog
    kind in the world and connects vehicles and workshops using both wireless and Bluetooth connectivity The PRO 3 also features a built in social network Read More Launch UK unveil unique X431 Euro Pad II diagnostic tool Posted on Wednesday 3rd of June 2015 Launch UK has unveiled its latest Android based diagnostic tool that brings an unrivalled level of user intuitiveness to the aftermarket The touch screen X431 Euro Pad II uses the same award winning vehicle diagnostic software as previous Launch X431 scan tools but also features improved multi manufacturer vehicle coverage powerful special functions accurate and ultra fast live data and graphing along with module coding capacities The product also features a specific Golo Read More How to Diagnose a Car that Won t Start Posted on Monday 9th of March 2015 Unless you are a mechanic by trade you probably don t know how to diagnose a car that won t start But did you know that most starter faults are relatively easy to spot With the right kind of car diagnostic tools and a little information there is no reason why you can t save yourself big sums of cash and avoid those dreaded mornings when you turn the key in the ignition and nothing happens Modern cars are leagues ahead of their predecessors technologically Modern engines store Read More 5 Car Problems Anyone Can Fix Posted on Monday 26th of January 2015 As a singularly large investment from the beginning to end your car is a perpetual money drainer where every penny helps If one were to stack up every MOT test minor repair or replaced part the costs would make anyone question the value of a vehicle However there s way to save money in every inch of your car and a lot

    Original URL path: http://www.launchtech.co.uk/blog/category/car-diagnostic-tools/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Evap Testing | Launch Tech UK Blog
    of June 2012 As you may know we have recently added two superb Smoke Wizard leak detection kits to our collection of car diagnostic tools and we also have an expanding range of accessories so you can continue to get the most out of your Smoke Wizard A 12oz bottle of the OEM Approved mineral oil for use with the Smoke Wizard kit will give you up to 750 minute tests but inevitably you will need to restock with more of this fantastic smoke solution Don t settle for less effective smoke oil Read More Vautec WV605 Smoke Machine Posted on Thursday 17th of May 2012 Using smoke machines for leak detection has become an extremely popular development in vehicle diagnostics due to its superiority to standard methods in both accuracy and safety When testing for leaks in fuel evaporator systems EVAP using a smoke machine is the safest and quickest way to detect even the smallest leaks The Vautec WV605 is a popular and reliable car diagnostic tool that uses a smoke with a UV dye in it to detect vacuum exhaust Read More Safer Car Diagnostics Posted on Wednesday 25th of April 2012 A few days ago Aftermarket Magazine published an interesting article on their website about the recent advice issued by the Retail Motor Industry Federation RMI regarding health and safety compliance in vehicle workshops and garages A recent report outlining the injury and death statistics in the automotive repair industry over the last five years has prompted the RMI to urge all garage owners to ensure their health and safety practices are up to date and compliant with the latest Read More Smoke Testing EVAP Systems Posted on Friday 6th of April 2012 In the last few years there have been many advances in EVAP testing

    Original URL path: http://www.launchtech.co.uk/blog/category/evap-testing/ (2016-02-18)
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