Mechanic shops and garages are constantly faced with challenges in keeping customers happy. A significant challenge with today’s vehicles is the high number of ECU or electronic control units.
Each electrical system or subsystem typically has its own ECU, and multiple systems may be needed for optimal operation of the vehicle. An example of this can be found on the latest models of BMW vehicles, with each car having over a hundred electronic modules in the vehicle, any one of which can fail.
The cost of replacement of OEM parts and components is on the rise. Coupled with the high cost of replacement parts is the long turnaround time on orders, particularly OE components that are not typically stocked by dealerships and require custom orders. At the same time, electronic repairs on ECUs is beyond the scope of most mechanics and garages.
The Advantage of Quality Used Parts
There are hundreds of new or like-new vehicles in salvage yards around most cities and larger urban areas. With the correct diagnostic tool, a garage or shop can run full tests on used parts and offer customers the option to install the correctly operating used electronic parts rather than the cost and time delay of waiting for new replacements.
One of the most effective and user-friendly diagnostic tools on the market is the AVDI by ABRITES USA. The VN002 function allows for full diagnostics on the electronic modules for the VAG or Volkswagen Automotive Group (Volkswagen, Audi, Seat, Skoda, Lamborghini, and Bentley vehicles). In addition, this diagnostic function can also be used with some Porsche vehicles, allowing for a simple way to garages and shops to test ECUs and offer fast, reliable repairs for customers at a lower price.
At ABRITES USA, we offer the AVDI with the VN002 function to effectively run diagnostics on used ECU modules. To find out more, see us online at www.abritesusa.com.