Autel announced last week its pre- and post-scan reports are now available on the entire line of Autel’s MaxiSYS MS908 series tablets.
Initially, available only on the MS906TS, the collision-repair ready software, documents for insurance adjusters and customers, the vehicle’s pre-repair and post-repair condition. The pre- and post-scan reporting feature is included in the July 9, 2019 software release, which Autel says is free to all users with MS908 Elite, MS908SP, MS908S, MS908CV, MS908P and MS908 tablets that have active software subscriptions. Subscriptions can be renewed through authorized Autel dealers, the company adds.
The pre- and post-scan report feature has been integrated into the MaxiSYS interface, incorporating the reports into the diagnostic procedure. Autel says most vehicle manufacturers have issued position statements directing technician to perform pre- and post-scans on all vehicles.
The company adds pre-scan reports allow the technician to create and submit pre-repair diagnostic reports for expedited insurance carrier approval of repair estimates, and to help avoid additional insurance authorizations. Once all repair costs are approved by the insurance company, the technician can create a more efficient repair plan from the start before any repair work has begun. In addition to confirming that all pre-repair faults have been resolved, Autel adds the post-scan is instrumental in detecting if additional DTCs have been generated during repair. The post-scan and pre-scan reports are combined in a final report to ensure the customer that the vehicle is safe to drive.
Finally, Autel says MaxiSYS 908 series tablets users with an expired software subscription need to purchase a Total Care Program (TCP) card to reactivate their software subscription and receive the pre- and post-scan software release. The TCP card, available through any of Autel’s authorized dealers, enables users to benefit from the latest vehicle coverage and all the many software advances and vehicle repair and service functionality now available on the MaxiSYS 908 series tablets, the company says.