Each year, cars become more complicated. From the early 1990s, through to cars today can have well more than 100 microprocessors on board. These microprocessors make it near impossible for you to service your customer’s car properly without the manufacturers scan/ software interface.
Primary reasons for this increase in the number of microprocessors are based around the need for sophisticated engine controls to meet emissions and fuel-economy standards along with: • Advanced diagnostics • Simplification of the manufacture
and design of cars. • Weight and cost reduction meaning
less electrical wiring in cars. • Ongoing safety feature requirements. From this need Launch began more than 20 years ago developing a scanner that performs many advanced functions like a factory scan tool, and over these years has created what many of our customers feel is the best value aftermarket scanner on the market today.
Aftermarket scan tools
In the world of automotive diagnostics there are scan tools that are fit for the DIY market and some that are not even fit to switch on.
Some are code readers which only extract OBD data and generic fault codes, and are not suitable for any professional automotive workshop.
Independent workshops require a scan tool to not only clear DTC (fault codes) from each module, but also need to code new modules (Airbag, BCM etc), perform factory resets, adaptions, logic relearn (adapt Transmissions) , service resets, steering angle recalibrations, caliper service mode such as on Audi, BMW, Volvo, etc.
Be aware that diagnostic tools sourced via overseas websites have the potential to cause irreversible and serious damage to your vehicle’s onboard electronic modules.
Some of the workmanship inside fake/cloned units is very poor. It really is a massive risk connecting some of these scanners into the vehicle’s diagnostic port; replacing a module, or reprogramming back at the dealers, is not a cheap fix.
There is a volume quota of so many units per day, and that means quality is no priority at all. Poor soldering, or a wire put in the wrong place, is all it can take to say goodbye to your customer’s car’s modules.
We’ve seen it all. A popular way to sell Launch scanners is to display a range of launch scanners on Chinese websites, boasting to be the official launch dealer. In some case’s this is true in China.
The Chinese domestic launch is completely different in software and hardware. These companies selling them have rewritten/stolen copy English software to satisfy the bargain hunter.
Please Note: LaunchNZ has the top-of-the-line professional series Launch X431 Pad III, or if you want a cheaper version Launch scanner, also supplies and guarantee what we supply as factory genuine and fully supported by us.
All genuine sourced Pro series Launch scanners, including Scanpad 701 and Scanpad 101, are models below the X431 Pad III series.
Please call us to avoid confusion and disappointment. You may find out you have bought the wrong scanner for your needs. We have been genuine factory trained Launch distributors since 2009, and can repair all Launch equipment as well as supplying updates and spare parts etc.
Exclusive in NZ
From the successful X431 Pad family, the Launch Professional series X431 Pad III is exclusive to LaunchNZ, and features the latest in technology “Intelligent Diagnosis” using cloud computing.
It is the world’s fastest scanner boosting Octacore 2.0 GHz (eight CPUs), and has more than 5,000 updates a year. The X431 Pad III includes well over 125 makes!
New platform software, using Launch’s latest generation software suite, gives OEM-level access to Asian, European, Australian, American and Domestic applications for module coding, resets, relearns and bi-directional capabilities.
Also included are: • Code search, with quickest
response for code solutions. • Auto searches Google with DTC
related info. • Auto-ID vehicle systems and
modules. • Built-in fault reports link and repair
database. • Fast Wi-Fi and the latest Launch
connector for ultra-fast speed. • High resolution camera and a 10.1 inch high resolution IPS touch screen. • New ultra long-life battery and a
desktop docking station. • 64GB on-board memory. • Email/ print fault reports. Do not confuse it with any other Launch. We have many satisfied auto electricians and workshops using the new Pad III. If you want a great trade-in deal, we have a special deal for you.
Warning: we have switched off some Launch scanners in the last few months bought from illegal channels. Do not buy from companies on Trade Me or others trying to sell Launch, pretending to be genuine. They will be dealt with by head office. If they are claiming they are a NZ master dealer get the scanner serial number and let us know. We can verify it.
We may switch off any scanner purchased through illegal channels. 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: 021 241 4885 for quick response.