Motor Equipment News - - CONTENTS - By Vince Ainsworth of Launchtech

Who re­mem­bers the time when you jumped in your car and hoped it would start, or even go into gear? Even a top me­chanic couldn’t pre­dict if their pre­cious Sun­day car could take the fam­ily to the beach and back home with­out an is­sue of a break­down hap­pen­ing back in the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s. But as each decade rolled around the hum­ble mo­tor car just got bet­ter in mov­ing us around with fewer break­down con­cerns.

As the mo­tor car be­comes less mo­tor and more elec­tronic, the fo­cus on is­sues of break­downs on the mo­tor­way, or in your drive­way, be­come less con­cern­ing. How­ever, as the com­fort, safety and emis­sions sys­tems in­crease and get “smarter,” re­li­a­bil­ity comes back into ques­tion again. Au­to­mo­tive de­vel­op­ers and de­sign­ers are now in a hy­per­change en­vi­ron­ment, as are most tech­nol­ogy driven man­u­fac­tur­ers. This can be an ex­cit­ing time, as the abil­ity to build al­most any fea­ture you dream of into mo­bile trans­port so­lu­tions is now a re­al­ity.

The world is chang­ing, and so are cars and their use, and most peo­ple know au­ton­o­mous cars are in fi­nal test­ing be­fore pro­duc­tion be­gins, while elec­tric cars are now of­fi­cially for sale and on the mar­ket.

In­vest­ment in high tech cars is mas­sive as they are still con­sid­ered our sec­ond big­gest as­set next to home own­er­ship. The strong de­sire of own­ing your own car is still high in most mod­ern wealthy coun­tries, driven by the sta­tus of hav­ing the lat­est au­to­mo­tive de­sign mas­ter­piece. This alone keeps au­to­mo­tive man­u­fac­tur­ers com­pet­ing with each other for mar­ket share.

Re­li­a­bil­ity is of sig­nif­i­cant im­por­tance to car buy­ers, and these days most buy­ers list re­li­a­bil­ity among one of the top qual­i­ties they look for when buy­ing a car – and most of these buy­ers are likely to buy the same brand again if they ex­pe­ri­ence no is­sues with their car. Some diehard brand loy­al­ists can stick with a brand even af­ter ex­pe­ri­enc­ing three, or more is­sues, but this type of loy­alty can­not be assured with the next gen­er­a­tion of car buy­ers com­ing through.

More im­por­tant, is­sues with tech­nol­ogy, mi­nor as they may be, are quickly be­com­ing of greater im­por­tance as man­u­fac­tur­ers race to­ward de­vel­op­ing the next big “hit”. Try­ing to con­vince some­one that a car can be trusted to drive them is a hard sell when that same car can’t even call some­one’s mother via the faulty phone sys­tem.

All this tech­nol­ogy needs an ef­fec­tive scan­ner that can not only read live data, clear codes and make short work of your di­ag­nos­tic time, but can per­form ad­vanced func­tions such as cod­ing and adap­tions, as well as pro­gram­ming, with built- in in­struc­tions. The good news is LaunchNZ has the so­lu­tion, the X431 Pad II Gen II. The top of the range and fastest Launch scan­ner yet!

The top-of-the-line dealer level/ auto elec­tri­cal level Launch 2016 X431 Pad II Gen II now has su­per­fast Oc­ta­core (eight CPUs), is ex­clu­sive to LaunchNZ and has more than 4,000 easy one-but­ton up­dates a year – well over 100 makes!

With IP65 wa­ter­proof spec­i­fi­ca­tions, and a 1.5 me­tre drop-tested, dust­proof de­sign, plus OEM-level ac­cess to Asian, Euro­pean, Aus­tralian, Amer­i­can and Do­mes­tic ap­pli­ca­tions for mod­ule cod­ing, re­sets, re­learns and bi-di­rec­tional ca­pa­bil­i­ties.

It has code search, the quick­est re­sponse for code so­lu­tions, auto searches Google with DTC and re­lated info. Auto-ID avail­able for ve­hi­cle sys­tems and mod­ules. Real-time re­mote di­ag­no­sis, link to Launch. Built-in re­pair data­base fast Wi-Fi. Class-1 Blue­tooth 2.1 con­nec­tor for op­ti­mum wire­less con­nec­tiv­ity. High res­o­lu­tion cam­era. 10.1 inch­high res­o­lu­tion IPS touch screen. 12,000 mAh lithium-ion bat­tery for up to 12 hours use.

Us­ing the desk­top dock­ing sta­tion, and charg­ing and stor­age is a breeze! There’s 64GB on­board mem­ory, ex­pand­able up to 128G, and a Launch Wi-Fi por­ta­ble printer is avail­able.

Do not confuse it with any other Launch. We can prove it is the best! The pro­fes­sional heavy-duty 24V truck di­ag­nos­tic mod­ule- based add-on to Launch Pad II Gen II is now avail­able. For a lim­ited time we are in­clud­ing a set of Truck adapters worth $900 at no charge. With ev­ery Pad II and Truck combo 50 per­cent off the truck scan­ner.

Please read the fol­low­ing: don’t re­gret it later!

Call us be­fore you buy any other scan­ner. Have you come across peo­ple on TradeMe etc claim­ing they are a mas­ter dealer? Get the scan­ner se­rial num­ber and let us know. We can ver­ify it. Warn­ing: we may switch off any scan­ner pur­chased through il­le­gal chan­nels – do you want a scan­ner that costs you money?

We have an of­fi­cial Launch head of­fice let­ter on our web­site, and Launch head of­fice is re­quest­ing us to take le­gal ac­tion.

The last thing you want to do is buy a tool which fails to work as de­scribed, or find it’s a clone and can­not be reg­is­tered/re­paired/sup­ported. Here at LaunchNZ we are only a phone call away. All en­quiries please call Vince on 021 241 4885 for quick re­sponse. www.Launchnz.co.nz.

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