Vehicle Technical Information
Today’s intelligent automotive technology requires an equally intelligent approach to diagnostics and servicing. Because of this access to high quality, in-depth technical information is an absolute must. Integrated into our DS diagnostic software or available as a standalone package, our all-makes Vehicle Technical Information or VTI, combines essential maintenance and repair data with detailed technical drawings, manuals, procedures and more. This valuable information will help you to quickly identify and resolve even the most complex of jobs in-house, saving time and money.
What’s included in the car and truck packs?
Technical service bulletins (SmartFIX™): provides instant access to Technical Service Bulletins, keeping you up-to-date with manufacturer’s recommended servicing and maintenance work. Links to specifications, procedures, drawings, manuals and fault codes are included for effective resolution.
Verified fixes and tips (SmartCASE™): offers proven, real-world solutions by industry professionals to a wide-range of less familiar issues. Causes, symptoms and step-by-step instructions are included.
Comfort wiring diagrams: includes clear localised wiring schematics for key electronic systems such as climate control, door locks, windows, ABS and instrument cluster control. Available as full colour vector graphics, users can pan, zoom and highlight to trace corresponding wires and components.
Fuses and relays: this feature allows you to quickly locate and identify the correct fuse and relay box.
Locations: to reduce the time spent searching for components, the VTI provides direct links to EOBD connector, ground point and control unit locations.
Vesa guided diagnostics: using data retrieved from the vehicle’s CAN-Bus system, as well as wiring diagrams, pictures and component information, this function provides step-by-step instructions to help you quickly and accurately diagnose fault code related errors.
Maintenance: provides full maintenance schedules, categorised by make/model, service interval and system, clearly showing what work needs to be done and when, along with the associated labour times and parts. Any additional work i.e. on high mileage vehicles, or follow-up tasks are flagged. Helpful information such as how to disconnect and reconnect batteries, program ignition keys and reset service indicators is also included.
Adjustment data: provides adjustment data for a wide range of areas such as wheel alignment, emission data and torque settings.
Lubricants and fluids: provides detailed specifications along with technical illustrations showing the location of filler and drain plugs.
Repair manuals: provides detailed step by step instructions for routine maintenance on vehicles requiring specific procedures.
Recall data: details official safety related recalls along with remedial actions.
Repair times: specifies individual repair times, along with associated and follow-up tasks, to ensure no labour times and costs are overlooked.
Technical drawings: the VTI features over 100,000 high-quality, annotated technical drawings to help with parts identification. Torque settings are also provided.