Our latest tool for 2017 is the Ross-Tech VW/Audi Diagnostic
VCDS will perform most of the functions of the expensive electronic diagnostic tools available only to official dealers. In the past, these dealership-only tools have prevented owners, and many small independent repair shops from performing some fundamental tasks, such as diagnosing problems, diesel ignition timing, modification of convenience options such as automatic door unlocking, coding a replacement Electronic Control Unit (ECU) or key to the vehicle, and monitoring of many vehicle sensors for diagnosing problems. Unlike generic scan tools (OBD II or EOBD), VCDS uses the more in-depth Volkswagen Group-specific manufacturer protocol commands, which allows the user to access all diagnostic capable vehicle systems — even in vehicles which are not covered by generic OBD-II/EOBD
VCDS is also capable of interfacing vehicles which use the generic OBD-II/EOBD protocols. However, the OBD-II and EOBD standards only allow for limited diagnostics, and no adjustments to any of the ECUs.
So our new Ross Tech tool (wireless laptop based) has been added to our growing number of Scan Tools.
We have an ‘Auto diagnos’, an English based tool, handy on our large number of P38 Range Rover customers
‘Autel’, A great all round tool for British, European and Japanese vehicles, tablet based wireless control
Autologic, often considered to be the Ferrari of scan tools, ours is loaded with the mainstream British and Euro brands, good for diagnostics, activations, coding etc
My techs also have of their own, a ‘Launch’ and a ‘snap-on’.
Pre-purchase check done on this, resulted in a service and detail for the new owner.
Very nice, low mileage, NZ new car…. going to the South Island but likely back to us for servicing which will be nice….
A couple of E-Types in for a visit
Tyres and alignments.. We are doing more and more tyres through preferred suppliers and are getting great rates and service. Saves time when we can arrange while your cars in for its WOF or service…
Warning, shiny paint work inside!!!
Some stunning work done here, this paint was covered in swirls and imperfections, probably looks better now than it did the day it left the show room
Under wraps while waiting for customer collection
First time seeing this car and we love it.
Another customer car spotted at the British car day, Stunning MKII Jaguar looking very sharp!
Was nice to get to the British car day, and run into a few customers, including Graham out in force in his new mini….
So we got lucky and was were invited along by our NZ oil supplier of LiquiMoly to attend the 12hr endurance race in Bathurst Australia. Being a car guy this was an opportunity I just could not turn down. Its a circuit and atmosphere that did not disappoint!!! I thought I would share some pics from the weekend….
Pre race day, our first visit to the track.,
Below; The one and only Ferrari on track makes P1 for race day.
Aston, one of the first cars in.
Sunrise, the cars have been out for a while, best part of the day before the Australian heat came on.. Great time for ‘cars and coffee’.
A nice walk around the top of the mountain
Oops, looks like someone’s writing more cheques, Lamborghini pushed off…(
The winner, last lap!!!