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New Snap-on Diagnostic Software ‘Empowers Up’ Repair Performance

The latest software features new 2018 factory-level coverage for Acura, Audi, Ford, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar, Kia, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi and Volkswagen.


Juggling codes, data, functional tests, special functions, relearns, resets, recalibrations and more can be incredibly time-consuming, and frustrating, too. Snap-on invests in the latest technology innovations, resources and aftermarket repair relationships to significantly expand vehicle systems coverage and strengthen tool capabilities on a regular basis. In the newest release, Snap-on helps technicians power up their productivity and overcome even the toughest obstacles more quickly, thanks to more robust vehicle coverage, innovative new features and the ability to handle hundreds of vehicle systems from 49 different vehicle manufacturers.


“Everything is moving faster and becoming more complex. New automotive technology makes it important for customers to be up-to-date with their software and equipment,” said Leian Wunderlich, software program manager, Snap-on Diagnostics. “That’s why it is important that our diagnostic solutions focus on taking the complexity out and driving faster repairs through automation. The point is for customers to be able to perform simpler and smarter fixes that lead to complete, confident repairs and satisfied customers.”

The latest software features new 2018 factory-level coverage for Acura, Audi, Ford, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar, Kia, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi and Volkswagen. 

Highlights include:

Pre-scan and Post-scan with Vehicle System Reports 

  • Gives a big picture snapshot of vehicle systems 
  • Shops and technicians can illustrate the value of their work to customers easily
  • Meets OEM and insurance requirements, including shop name and time stamp

Safety and Advanced Drivers Assistance Systems (ADAS) 

  • Software provides initialization, static and dynamic recalibrations 
  • Can be used with any static recalibration target system
  • New and enhanced vehicle guided component tests
  • Helps shops drive new business 

Snap-on Cloud is now available for ZEUS and VERUS Edge, and also supports APOLLO-D8, MODIS Edge, MODIS Ultra and SOLUS Edge

  • Upload and store vehicle system reports
  • Share with customers or insurance providers by text or email
  • Quicker repair approvals
  • Fast after-fix reporting

Intelligent Diagnostics on APOLLO-D8 and ZEUS

  • Guides technicians to the repair for the specific vehicle and code being worked on
  • Exclusive smart data gives code-specific scanner data with a view to code-related custom PID list, which provides maximum/minimum values that trigger when exceeded
  • SureTrack, a fast-track troubleshooter, includes real fixes from actual repair orders 
  • Regular fresh smart data and SureTrack content updates before, during and after every software release

New Features ‘Empower Up’ Performance

  • An updated user interface for the Ford cylinder contribution test delivers a familiar look. The Ford power balance test display shows the current value along with a continuous record of its history, making it easier to identify and track power inconsistencies
  • On-tool training and classes for guided component tests are directly accessible from the home menu on CTM-enabled devices
  • Categorized system menu offers commonly chosen systems’ groupings for quick and easy selection

New for ZEUS and VERUS Edge  

  • New service resets and relearns serve up all the necessary information about related and required repair procedures that must be done to complete the whole job. It eliminates the time it takes to perform research manually and allows technicians to focus on getting the repair finished fully, accurately and quickly
  • Pre- and post-scan report labeling options on vehicle systems reports spell out clearly each report’s purpose 
  • Automatic upload for vehicle system reports, plus device screen shots and photos to the Snap-on Cloud – access them on a phone or computer whenever needed

Snap-on customers can complete more jobs in-house, while continuing to grow their clientele and business with new coverage, including:

  • Enhanced wheel alignment for Buick, Cadillac, Chevy, Chrysler, Honda, Jaguar, Land Rover, Nissan and Subaru
  • More BMW battery replacement and registration
  • Chrysler airbag extended DTCs
  • Ford body control module functional tests/special functions
  • 6.6L Duramax program injector flow rates
  • Land Rover safety belt modules and rear electronic differential
  • Mercedes Sprinter DEF counter reset
  • Toyota and Lexus electronic parking brake
  • Thousands more drivers aid/ADAS systems, tests and recalibrations

“Shops, whether body, repair, glass replacement, oil change, used car dealerships or mobile diagnostic businesses, can rely on Snap-on software for the most comprehensive OEM specific coverage to maximize their capabilities to diagnose any challenge that pulls into the bay,” said Wunderlich.


For more information about the latest software coverage and features or available software programs, contact a participating Snap-on Franchisee or other sales representative, or visit

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