Press Release Summary:
ScanCheck(TM) OBD-II Scan Tool (MTSC500) enables technicians to retrieve and clear trouble codes on all 1996 and newer ODB-II compliant systems on domestic, European, and Asian vehicles. It supports CAN systems, displays freeze frame data and oxygen sensor readings, and includes manufacturer-specific enhanced P code information for GM, Ford and Chrysler vehicles. Internal software is updated via CD with optional PC computer connection kit.
Original Press Release:
Snap-On's New Entry-Level Scan Tool Offers Powerful Capabilities in an Affordable Package
CAN-enabled, Full Function OBD-II Scan Tool KENOSHA, Wis., March 11, 2005 - Technicians and shops looking for an entry-level or secondary scan tool now have an affordable new choice with the introduction of the ScanCheck(TM) OBD-II Scan Tool (MTSC500) from Snap-on Tools Company. The Snap-on® ScanCheck allows technicians to quickly retrieve and clear trouble codes on all 1996 and newer ODB-II compliant systems on Domestic, European and Asian vehicles. The scan tool provides all nine OBD-II test modes and supports Controller Area Network (CAN) systems on the latest vehicles, increasing the technician's ability to accurately identify tough diagnostic problems. The tool's trouble code descriptions are displayed in plain English for easy understanding by all levels of technicians. The Snap-on ScanCheck's software includes manufacturer-specific enhanced P code information for GM, Ford and Chrysler vehicles. The scan tool retrieves and displays live engine datastream and parameters to help gather information necessary to diagnose difficult and intermittent problems. The ScanCheck also displays Freeze Frame data and oxygen sensor readings essential for troubleshooting driveability problems. The ScanCheck's access to all nine modes makes technicians better prepared and equipped to diagnose the toughest OBD-II diagnostic problems. In Mode 9, technicians can retrieve VIN number data and calibration software information from the vehicle's Powertrain Control Module. Not only does this information speed the diagnostic process, it helps ensure the problem is diagnosed correctly the first time. Additional and updated manufacturer-specific enhanced P code information, OBD-II codes and code descriptions will be available with future software updates from Snap-on Tools Company. The ScanCheck kit includes the ScanCheck scan tool, a six-foot detachable J1962 OBD-II diagnostic cable, protective storage pouch, CD-ROM user's manual and a quick reference start guide. The start guide and comprehensive user's manual directs technicians through everything they need to know to put OBD-II diagnostics to use. The ScanCheck's internal software is updated via CD with an optional PC computer connection kit available later this year. Full Spanish language support is built-in as standard on all ScanCheck's diagnostic and other functions. Technicians and shop owners can find out more about the Snap-on® ScanCheck(TM) OBD-II Scan Tool (MTSC500) by contacting their local Snap-on representative, visiting www.snapon.com or calling toll free 877-SNAPON-2. Snap-on Tools Company, LLC is a subsidiary of Snap-on Incorporated, a leading global developer, manufacturer and marketer of tool and equipment solutions for professional tool users. Product lines include hand and power tools, diagnostics and shop equipment, tool storage products, diagnostics software and other solutions for the transportation service, industrial, government, education, agricultural, and other commercial applications, including construction and electrical. Products are sold through its franchisee dealer van, distributor channels and company direct sales, including snapon.com. Founded in 1920, Snap-on Tools is a $2+ billion, S&P 500 company headquartered in Kenosha, Wis., and employs approximately 12,000 worldwide.