Posted by admin1 | Posted in Software | Posted on 11-05-2013
The vehicles that we drive were are one time 100% mechanical, then something happened. A change started to appear in vehicles of every make and model. This change had everything to do with our advancement in technology. Computers were starting to show up everywhere. Engineers started to see the wealth of information that a computer could handle and they start designing cars around computers. For many old time mechanics, the idea of putting a computer under the hood of a car just did not sit well. How were you supposed to troubleshoot mechanical problems if there were no longer any mechanical parts under the hood? You couldn’t. The only way to determine what was wrong with a newer automobile that was using a computer to help control the engine was to use another computer. These were called diagnostic computers.
Computers Repairing Cars?
The idea of having a computer repair a car was even more ridiculous to all of the old school mechanics out there. It just went against everything that a car was supposed to be. It was creating a problem.
This also meant that an aftermarket mechanic at the local mom and pop mechanic shop would have to get their hands on some type of computer diagnostics system. These diagnostic computers were not something that you could get your hands on either. Only the dealers were allowed to use a diagnostic computer. This was just one way for the dealership to keep all of the repair business to themselves.
Keeping Up With the Times
If the smaller mom and pop mechanic shops wanted to be able to keep up and stay in business, then they were going to need to step up their game. They would need to get their hands on their very own diagnostic computer system.
Luckily there were aftermarket engineers who saw the need for an aftermarket diagnostic vehicle computer system and the Autel MaxiDAS DS708 was born. Now all of the smaller mom and pop mechanic shops could get their hands on some great diagnostic computer tools that would help them repair the cars of today and the cars of the future.
These little computers are like having a personal helper in the shop. All the mechanic has to do is plug the computer into the car’s computer port and push a few buttons. The computer will then be able to tell the mechanic exactly what is wrong with the vehicle in question. Just think of the time that will be saved trying to guess or diagnose a problem. The right vehicle diagnostic computer has helped those little mom and pop mechanic shops stay in business.