KENOSHA, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 13, 2012--
Snap-on Incorporated (NYSE:SNA), a leading global innovator,
manufacturer and marketer of tools, diagnostics, equipment, software and
service solutions for professional users, announced it recently won
three 2012 MOTOR Magazine Top 20 Tools Awards for its Integrity
Test Drive by John Bean, SOLUS Ultra® scan tool and Ball
Joint Remover for Subaru® vehicles. The latest honors bring
to 37 the total number of awards Snap-on companies have won since the
competition began 21 years ago.
The winners were chosen by MOTOR Magazine’s technical editors
from hundreds of entries as innovative products that help technicians
diagnose and repair vehicles correctly – the first time. According to
the editors, the continual development of such tools and equipment is
essential so that automotive technicians can properly service today’s
technologically advanced vehicles.
“We’re honored to once again be recognized by Motor Magazine for
our innovative, productivity-enhancing solutions,” said Tom Ward,
president – Repair Systems and Information Group. “We’re dedicated to
providing our customers with the tools, diagnostics and equipment they
need to perform better and more efficiently in the repair shop every
day. Our goal is to make work easier for professionals and these
products achieve that end.”
Integrity Test Drive by John Bean
The Integrity Test Drive by John Bean is a unique system that performs a
complete vehicle inspection in a matter of minutes, including alignment,
battery, brake efficiency, brake pad thickness, diagnostic codes, and
generates a complete color coded report that highlights the results of
each inspection. The vehicle condition report documents the inspection
and helps the service advisor communicate the needed services to the
customer, easing the sales process.
The Integrity Test Drive combines several, productivity-enhancing
products that work together, giving technicians the ability to quickly
inspect more vehicles as well as to provide customers with a complete
‘health’ snapshot of their vehicle.
The Snap-on®SOLUS Ultra proves that complex
diagnostic capability does not need to be complex to operate. Designed
for fast operation, simple connection and complete scanning abilities, SOLUS
Ultra allows professional technicians to quickly identify the
problem and get to the repair. It provides coverage for most vehicle
systems, including requirements for hybrids, TPMS, steering, active
suspension, clean diesels and more.
SOLUS Ultra uses clear, icon-based navigation and has an embedded
operating system dedicated to diagnostic functions for unsurpassed speed
and reliability. It offers enhanced scanner coverage for over 40 makes
of domestic, Asian and European vehicles, 1980-newer. Capabilities
include codes, live data (PIDS), functional tests, relearns and
adaptations. Its Fast-Track® Troubleshooter provides
experience-based fast-fixes such as code tips, symptoms, tests and
timesavers, to get through repairs faster.
Ball Joint Remover for Subaru Vehicles
Adding to its long list of specialty tool needs identified as a
consequence of its unmatched customer connection, Snap-on developed
another innovative tool designed to save significant time and effort in
performing an often difficult task. The easy to use Ball Joint Remover
(BJR1) for select Subaru vehicles can save hours of time removing
ball joints that are often encased in heavy corrosion. Previous removal
methods were costly and could cause unnecessary damage to other parts on
The BJR1 is perfect for use on a variety of Subaru models: Baja
(2003-2006), Forester (1998-2010), Impreza (1993-2010), Legacy
(1990-2010) and Outback (2000-2010).
Snap-on Incorporated is a leading global innovator, manufacturer and
marketer of tools, equipment, diagnostics, repair information and
systems solutions for professional users performing critical tasks.
Products and services include hand and power tools, tool storage,
diagnostics software, information and management systems, shop equipment
and other solutions for vehicle dealerships and repair centers, as well
as for customers in industries, including aviation, aerospace,
agriculture, construction, government and military, mining, natural
resources and power generation. Products and services are sold through
the company’s franchisee, company-direct, distributor and internet
channels. Founded in 1920, Snap-on is a $2.9 billion, S&P 500 company
headquartered in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
For additional information on Snap-on, visit www.snapon.com.
Source: Snap-on Incorporated