Why buy from Launch NZ?

Motor Equipment News - - DIAGNOSTICS - By Vince Ainsworth, 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.

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