Last week the Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMIF) reported that new car sales rose again in June, with a boost of 9.8% to private registrations. Month on month sales of new cars were up 3.5% compared to June 2011, showing an encouraging consumer trend for new car retailers. Sue Robinson, Director of the RMI National Franchised Dealers Association commented:
While the increase in new car sales is good news for the retail motor industry and aftersales market, it also shows that technicians and diagnosticians need to move with the trend and respond to consumers’ wish to reduce costs and prolong the life of their vehicles. A fantastic way to improve the service and diagnostics you can offer is to purchase a car diagnostic tool with a subscription to software updates from Launch.
‘Customers are being tempted back into the showroom with some great offers on new cars. This is coupled with consumers still looking to reduce motoring costs by buying vehicles with lower maintenance costs and better fuel economy.’
The Launch X431 Diagun is a great advance in handheld vehicle diagnostics and a superb choice for the garage dealing with a wide range of car makes and models. It can even work on two vehicles at once with the use of a wireless diagnostic connector, making this handheld device a highly efficient piece of technology for the modern technician. The X431 Diagun benefits from all of the advanced diagnostic functions expected of the Launch X431 series including live data streaming, reading and erasing fault codes, and an open automobile diagnosis function with the benefits of a full colour touch screen, USB printer connection and a 1GB memory card.
Software updates are delivered to the X431 Diagun via the internet, and a subscription can be bought with the device to ensure your powerful diagnostic tool offers the greatest possible depth and breadth of service. This is not only a benefit for technicians servicing newer models of car, but also for encouraging consumers to return to you time and time again for the thorough and efficient diagnostics you can offer with this tool.
by Marc Yates