15 Apr 2024

“Fundamental shift” as techs tool up for diagnostics

Thinkcar UK says it is seeing high demand for its entry-level Thinktool Lite tool, with many buyers being individual mechanics rather than garages, as techs  look to equip their own  toolboxes to enable them to take on diagnostic tasks.

Alex Gillbanks, Managing Director of Impact Diagnostics, the supplier behind Thinkcar UK, observed: “We’re seeing the market evolve really quickly as there’s now so little technicians can do on modern vehicles without diagnostic and coding connectivity. The fundamental shift is that technicians themselves, rather than just garages, are now buying our entry level products in big numbers.

Alex continued: “The Thinktool Lite won’t typically be the primary or only diagnostics tool in customers’ workshops but it’s priced at under £500, includes a printer and packs a lot of functionality, so it’s perfect as a second tool or even as a tool for every technician.”

“Technicians look at the Thinktool Lite, see what it does and just understand it’s going to pay for itself within a few weeks. It might be pocket-sized and it definitely won’t break the bank but the capabilities usually amaze people and match or exceed our competitors premium tools in many cases.”

Users can diagnose across a wide array of systems and can code and control ECUs, injectors, TPMS, windows, climate control among others.   Maintenance and reset functions cover ECU coding, actuation testing, adaptation, active testing and live data reading.

Alex added: “If technicians are working on later BMWs for example, then the service reset alone means the Thinktool Lite quickly finds a place in the toolbox.”

For more information, visit: www.impactdiagnostics.store/thinktool-lite-budget-bi-directional-scantool