An article published on the Aftermarket Magazine website this week has reported that the Motorparc census, which was conducted by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) shows that the average car on UK roads is now 7.44 years old. This is a two month increase from this time last year, and shows the effects that the lingering recession is having on the cars that we drive.

However this is great news for the aftermarket and automotive repair industry, with a greater number of older vehicles being driven and more drivers wishing to keep their existing vehicles on the road for longer, workshops and garages will be kept busy. This means that it is of the upmost importance that technicians educate their customers on the benefits of regular servicing and proper maintenance to ensure that these vehicles remain in their best working condition, and of course to encourage repeat custom to the workshop.

Launch X431 car diagnostic tool

A sure way to encourage drivers to service their vehicle regularly and to return to your garage to do so is to provide them with the best possible service. New from Launch, the X431 GDS is a game changer in the field of car diagnostic tools and features pioneering technology to make full vehicle diagnostic reports in minutes.

View live data streams in graph or numerical format on the TFT high-definition full colour touch screen, read and clear fault codes and execute advanced ECU functions with this sophisticated device. For instant paper records, diagnostic reports can be printed using the built-in thermal printer and transferred to a computer for archiving using one of the two integral USB ports. This car diagnostic tool is delivered with one or three years’ worth of official Launch software updates so you can always be confident that you are delivering the best possible service with the Launch X431 GDS.

Visit our main website to read more about this new and improved solution to vehicle diagnostics – it’s more important than ever to improve efficiency and service, and the X431 GDS is the car diagnostic tool to help you achieve this.

by Marc Yates

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