Why buy from Launch NZ?
You may already be aware of the amount of fake consumer goods being produced in China and other manufacturing countries. The problem seems to be amplified in the case of the huge range of automotive diagnostic tools.
When a new genuine diagnostic tool has been developed and is offered to the market, it can take a very short time to see fakes, or clones, popping up. Even though the genuine suppliers make every attempt to block this, it is nearly impossible to stop, even though higher-end tools will have a serial number and registration process for updates.
There is a huge range of the top diagnostic tools which are cloned. The most commonly cloned/fake brand is Launch. So welcome to the world of clones, fake, copy, poor, workmanship, or poor quality. This problem crosses all electronic equipment categories, and there are consequences with purchasing these non-genuine machines.
We have been the NZ distributors for Launch for many years now, and have seen many of the tricks and stories going around. So, we thought we would help you out and reassure you that you are buying from a company that takes its responsibility as LaunchNZ distributor seriously. During the several years we have seen many variations of fake/copy/ cloned units around. This is a HUGE hidden danger.
Diagnostic tools have the potential to cause irreversible and serious damage to a 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 an ECU, 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 ECU.
We’ve seen it all. A popular way to sell Launch scanners is to sell off a range of Chinese websites, all boasting to be the official Launch dealer. Chinese domestic Launch is completely different in software and hardware. These companies selling them have re-chipped and or stolen copy English software to satisfy the bargain hunter.
But here’s where we can help. LaunchTech NZ is having a summer sale!
Our new Auto Scope quickly and easily verifies signals and voltages are present in waveform format using a voltage/time scale without the need for a four-channel scope, but provides you with more detail than a DVOM.
View signals on ignition primary, fuel injectors, MAF, O2, TPS, crank and cam, PWM components and much more. When used with the add-on secondary ignition pickup (SIP) you can also view detailed secondary ignition waveforms on spark plus wires and COP ignition systems. Think of it as your window into the combustion chamber.
Buy a new Launch X431 Pad III before Christmas and get our new USA-made hand-held Auto Scope and secondary ignition tester for 50 percent off the price. We have received a final shipment for the X431 Pad III at an incredible price.
You now have no excuse to not upgrade that old Launch, or other oldtype scanner that sits in your office and gathers dust. Trade-in and save now. The all new genuine Launch Pad III scanner now provides up to 99 percent coverage from early 199’s to the latest vehicles.
All our launch scanners are genuine and come with 99 percent world makes coverage, and guaranteed to cover more manufacturers and models than any other scanner on the market.
These Launch scanners are not OBD code readers posing as scanners, like some other scanners on the market. They not only read fault codes and clear, but reset service lights, code injectors, airbags, key reprogramming, throttle bodies etc. transmission adaptions, which include Audi, VW, Skoda channel codes and advanced service procedures.
Call us to find out more details, and of course we can provide finance for the cost of what you would make from one diagnostic scan per week. Based on finance on a Launch X431 Pad III set over two years. It just makes sense.
Warning notice: 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 running around trying to sell Launch. Those pretending to be genuine 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 or supported.
Here at LaunchNZ we are only a phone call away. All enquiries please Call Vince on 021 241 4885 for a quick response about anything Launch. We sell, support, train and repair all Launch scanners and equipment.