Equus Products, Inc.’s customers asked for the addition of ABS (Anti- Lock Break Systems) coverage on the company’s popular INNOVA handheld diagnostic tools, and Equus has delivered. The INNOVA 3150 ABS + CanOBD2 Diagnostic Tool (MSRP $249 U.S.) and INNOVA 3160 ABS + CanOBD2 ScanTool (MSRP $349 U.S.) are now available.
“Having studied the market for the last several years, we have seen that tools dedicated to just offer ABS coverage don’t work,” said Brendan McShane, Equus’ marketing manager. “These new dual-use INNOVA brand tools are multi-function, Internet updateable and upgradeable at no charge, and come with access to PC software and solutions that provide virtually everything needed to diagnose both check engine and anti-lock break problems. When a car comes in with either an ABS or Check Engine Light on, we’ve found our customers want to reach into their toolbox for only one tool that will get the job done. It’s like having two tools for the price of one.”
Both the 3150 and 3160 include all of the value-packed features and functions you’ve come to expect from the INNOVA family of diagnostic tools plus the ability to diagnose anti-lock brake problems on most 1996 and newer GM, Ford and Chrysler makes.
INNOVA 3150 ABS + CanOBD2 Diagnostic Tool
This affordable and easy to use ABS and enhanced OBD2 tool diagnoses all check engine lights on 1996 and newer OBD2 compliant cars, light trucks, SUVs and minivans – foreign and domestic as well as ABS codes on 1996 and newer GM, Ford and Chrysler vehicles. The tools’ ABS coverage include the ability to display, define and troubleshoot ABS fault codes for most brake light warning systems such as: ABS Solenoids, ABS Pump Motors, Brake Switches, Control Modules, Speed Sensors and more. (Visit www.CanOBD2.com for coverage details). This tool, which gives you freeze frame data, features all of they key features and benefits of a professional diagnostic tool, without the typical hassle and cost associated with such powerful tools. The 3150 kit includes the tool, OBD2 16-pin DLC cable, PC software and cable, sturdy nylon storage pouch and instruction manual all at suggested retail price of under $250.
INNOVA 3160 ABS + CanOBD2 ScanTool
The 3160 is the professional’s choice for a full-featured ABS and OBD2 scan tool. It offers the same features and functions as the 3150 but comes with the added bonus of a backlit blue screen and provides S.A.E. Enhanced Live Data, including views, graphs and playback of live PCM data streams. The user can prioritize these live data values (P.I.D.) for quick review and analysis. Other exciting features and functions offered by the 3160 include bi-directional testing, vehicle I.D. capture and oxygen sensor results. The 3160 kit includes the scan tool, OBD2 16-pin DLC cable, PC software and cable, sturdy nylon storage pouch and instruction manual all at suggested retail price of under $350.
Both tools feature trilingual interface with on-screen code definitions in English, Spanish and French; patented all-in-one display showing 25 vital pieces of information at one time; "plug & play" interface; color-coded System Status LEDs that show emissions readiness status; and automatic re-link for performing drive cycles to verify repairs. They both include over a hundred dollars in value-adds, including durable nylon storage pouch, PC link cable and CD with OBD-PC Link Shop software. The included software lets you download, save print and email additional information from the tool, including trouble codes, monitor status and freeze frame data. Both tools also include access to CanOBD2.com RepairSolutions which gives trouble code definitions, a full diagnostic report, probable causes, most likely fix to DTCs, repair costs and more.
“ASE Certified professional technicians have told us that they are able to repair at least one more vehicle each day thanks to our INNOVA scan tool,” says McShane. “And now we’ve been able to meet our customers’ requests to add ABS coverage to help make repairs quicker still.”