Many people still consider a mechanic to be a guy with a screwdriver, wrench and spanner who is constantly under the hood of a vehicle trying his best to find a specific fault on a customer’s vehicle. However, just as the technology used in our vehicles is constantly advancing, so too is the technology of the automotive tools being used.
Previously many mechanics or vehicle technicians tool boxes only contained manual tools such as spanners, wrenches, screwdrivers and the like. In modern workshops, however, many of the automotive tools which truly count are computerized systems and software which aid the mechanic in being able to diagnose vehicle problems correctly.
Without the use of these types of computerized automotive tools it has become practically impossible for the mechanic or vehicle technician to correctly asses the problems which present-day vehicles might be having as these vehicles are mainly driven by very intricate computer systems.
Many people who call themselves vehicle technicians or mechanics however are resistant to switching over to these new computerized systems claiming that it is not necessary. I believe however it is more due to them being unwilling to fork out the cash to be able to buy these computerized systems and to learn how to use them correctly.
How on earth can you expect to be able to correctly diagnose problems on today’s modern computer driven vehicles if you have no idea as to where in its programming the actual fault lies?
Automotive tools truly have advanced over the years, unfortunately not all vehicle technicians have done the same. So realized that today’s luxury vehicles require the use of these specialized automotive tools in order to correctly maintain and be sure that the person servicing or repairing your vehicle has the correct equipment in order to be able to do so.