CDS Updates Patent-Pending astech

Vehicle coverage includes late-model Ford, Lincoln & Mercury

Oct 17, 2013, 12:00 ET from Collision Diagnostic Services

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Collision Diagnostic Services, the leader in expert, remote diagnostics has completed the latest round of product development and this latest software update for the astech device expands vehicle coverage to include Ford, Lincoln and Mercury makes and models from 2008 to 2014. This, like every other software update, will be automatic upon re-engaging the astech for the next scan and is free of charge to CDS customers.

Using the astech device, collision shops gain access to a Certified Master Technician who uses an OE-specific scan tool to remotely scan vehicles for fault codes. This allows collision shops to keep a vehicle in-house while CDS conducts the scan. The full service includes a detailed astech report from CDS, written by one of our Certified Master Technicians who on average have 20 years of automotive experience. This, like every other software update, will be automatic, upon re-engaging the astech for the next scan.

"As vehicle diagnostic networks continue to evolve, so does the astech technology," said Walt McIntyre, Chief Operating Officer for CDS. "Our team has been working for months to further expand into Ford vehicles and we are pleased to provide this expanded service to the industry."  

The astech is being demonstrated at the NACE show in Las Vegas at the Scan Tool Demo and at the I-CAR Technology Showcase. CDS is also exhibiting at NACE in booth 1764.

About Collision Diagnostic Services (CDS)
Collision Diagnostic Services, (CDS), an affiliate of Automotive Electronic Solutions, is the leading provider of remote diagnostic solutions and services to the collision industry. With more than 150 years of combined experience in the automotive electronics and collision industries, CDS provides cutting-edge, expert diagnostics to provide a safe and accurate repair.

Using our innovative, patent-pending astech device shops connect over the Internet to a Master Certified Technician. With an average of over 20 years of automotive experience, our Certified Master Technicians diagnose the vehicle with an OEM scan tool and sends the astech report which lists all DTC codes present at the time of the scan. As part of our service, CDS Customers are provided with expert-level instruction about the meaning of the DTC codes and what can be done to return the car to pre-loss condition.

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