Demonstrating Compatibility Between an Aftermarket & OEM Scan Tool for the 2021 Jeep Gladiator
PLANO, Texas, Oct. 3, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- asTech, a Repairify company and the global leader in remote diagnostics, calibrations, programming, and automotive intelligence for the collision and mechanical repair industries, has released its second Rules Engine case study from the asTech Institute.
This case study illustrates how Repairify's patented and proprietary Rules Engine determines and validates a certified OEM-Compatible scan to give shops the power to choose the most cost-effective, accurate, and comprehensive scan tool for vehicle repairs.
What Repairify Technicians Did
To develop its patented Rules Engine, Repairify performed tens of thousands of vehicle scans against the active car parc and engaged in extensive research to identify which of the top aftermarket scan tools yield the same results as authentic OEM tools.
In one instance, Repairify technicians post-scanned a repaired 2021 Jeep Gladiator using the official Stellantis [FCA] factory tool. They then scanned this vehicle with the leading aftermarket tools to gauge their scan's accuracy in relation to the results of the authentic OEM tool.
The technicians found that a leading aftermarket tool — referred to as "Brand Y" — was able to return comparable results to the authentic OEM tool for the 2021 Jeep Gladiator.
What the Aftermarket Tool Found
Brand Y's aftermarket tool scan reported the same results as the authentic OEM tool.
The conventional wisdom is that newer vehicles (less than two years old) should only be scanned using the authentic OEM tool. Repairify found that Brand Y's tool could be trusted to deliver a comprehensive scan for the 2021 Jeep Gladiator.
What This Means for Shops
The Rules Engine recommends a choice of asTech certified scan tools to repairers for each specific vehicle they're working on, down to the trim level:
For vehicles like the 2021 Jeep Gladiator, a shop without the Rules Engine would either feel forced to use an OEM tool (which could mean sending to a dealer or a sublet) or rely on an unverified aftermarket tool.
With the Rules Engine, a shop can make the informed choice to select a verified and warrantied OEM-Compatible scan tool, knowing the results will be equivalent to the authentic OEM tool.
About the Rules Engine
With tens of thousands of vehicle scans and extensive research, asTech, driven by Repairify, is continuously developing its patented and proprietary database of authentic OEM and high-performing OEM-Compatible aftermarket scan tools to recommend the most accurate and cost-effective scan tool option, every time. When an OEM-Compatible scan isn't available, the Rules Engine recommends the same remote OEM diagnostic services that customers have come to know and trust.
Repairify continues to augment, edit, and update the Rules Engine database via ongoing research being conducted by its engineers globally. This database represents the most comprehensive dataset for comparison analysis on a global scale. Select individual vehicle testing results can be made available to customers for review.
To learn more about the Rules Engine, visit the asTech, Driven by Repairify, at SEMA 2023, Booth #34193. Or visit the Rules Engine page.
asTech customers who wish to enable the new Rules Engine feature can do so by contacting our Customer Service Team at 1.888.486.1166 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
* To build the asTech Rules Engine, Repairify's Research and Development Team scanned tens of thousands of vehicles from different years, makes, models, and trim levels with nine of the top aftermarket tools available, then compared the results to the relevant OEM tool. Researchers used like-for-like tools on the same cars in the same day to ensure accuracy.
About asTech, Driven by Repairify
asTech is the leading provider of remote diagnostic solutions and services to the collision industry. asTech provides cutting‐edge, expert diagnostics using authentic OEM tools to provide safe and accurate repairs. asTech provides remote diagnostics using its patented devices and access to ASE- and I-CAR-certified technicians who service many trouble codes remotely and provide real‐time assistance to shop technicians at the vehicle when needed. asTech also offers mobile repair, key replacement, and calibration services. asTech is based in Plano, Texas. For more information, please visit asTech.com.
About Repairify Inc.
Repairify, Inc. and its family of brands empower the automotive repair industry to master today's modern, data-intensive vehicles. By providing revolutionary OEM tool and validated OEM-Compatible technology, services, and intelligence, Repairify helps automotive professionals run better businesses through improved diagnostics, calibrations, programming, and workflows. Repairify's brands are committed to vehicle and driver safety by providing repairers with excellent service, supported by the highest quality and precision tools, technology, and data. Repairify, Inc. is a portfolio company of Kinderhook Industries, LLC. The Repairify family includes asTech, adasThink, AutoMobile Technologies (AMT), Automotive Training Group (ATG), BlueDriver, FleetGenix, MobileTechRX, and One Guard Inspections. For more information, please visit repairify.com.
About Kinderhook Industries
Kinderhook Industries, LLC is a private investment firm that manages more than $5.4 billion of committed capital. It has made in excess of 400 investments and follow-on acquisitions since its inception. Kinderhook's investment philosophy is predicated on matching unique, growth-oriented investment opportunities with exceptional financial expertise and its proprietary network of operating partners. Its focus is on middle market businesses with defensible niche market positioning in the healthcare services, environmental/business services, and automotive/light manufacturing sectors. It has a track record of successfully and consistently building industry leaders. For more information, please visit kinderhook.com.
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