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  • Our monthly Technical Focus articles, which look at vehicle diagnostic topics and bring you verified real fixes from our team of experts
  • Product tips and advice on how to make the most of your equipment's capabilities
  • Testimonials from our customers
  • News stories and press releases we send to the trade media

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Aftermarket Top Technician and Top Garage Winners Revealed

The Top Technician 2022 winner and runner up have been revealed. The winner for 2022 is Andrew West from Erme Valley Autos in Ermington, Devon. John Hall, a Thirsk, Yorkshire, resident, came in second. Both were among the five competitors that advanced to the competition's final, which took place on Saturday, October 1, at the Delphi Technical Training Centre in Warwickshire.

Snap-on's Autumn Software Upgrade 2022

Technicians who upgrade to the newest version of the Snap-on® software release will gain the ultimate competitive edge every day, with uninterrupted access to a universe of dynamically updated resources. Here's how our Autumn 2022 release can help you stay ahead in the garage...

Industry Leading Customer Support From Snap-on®

Snap-on® strives to provide garage owners with total peace of mind that their investment is supported by industry-leading technical customer support and aftercare services. Here's how...

Aftermarket Top Technician 2022 Finalist’s Confirmed

Snap-on are extremely proud to support and sponsor the industry, by encouraging technicians and garages to be innovative and breaking through barriers to be the best. The Aftermarket Top Technician 2022 finalists have been confirmed.

Rest In Peace Your Majesty

As the world comes to terms with the loss of our head of state, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Snap-on would like to express our deep sadness and condolences to the Royal family and her subjects.

Top Technician & Top Garage 2022

Snap-on are extremely proud to support and sponsor the industry, by encouraging technicians and garages to be innovative and breaking through barriers to be the best.

Snap-on® Launches New Four Tonne Alignment Scissor Lift

The Sun® SSL 6400 Alignment Scissor Lift 4T is a brand-new addition to the Sun line of garage equipment. Available now, the 4.8m Alignment Scissor Lift is intended primarily for use in small garages and tyre centres.

Snap-on® Releases Commercial Equipment Range

A new range of garage equipment for Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGV) and Public Service Vehicles (PSV) has been added to the Total Shop Solutions line-up from Snap-on.

Snap-on® Releases New Battery Lift For Electric & Hybrid Vehicles

A brand-new, mobile battery lifting table for electric and hybrid vehicles has been added to the range of garage equipment available from Snap-on through their SUN, John Bean and Hofmann branded products. 

Snap-on Technical Focus Articles

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Diagnostic Investigation Using a Pressure Transducer

Pressure transducers can be valuable in our Diagnostic fault-finding process in many different ways. We can use the pressure transducer to look at ‘Fluid pressures’ such as fuel, transmissions, hydraulics, and ‘Gas pressures’, such as compression, manifold, and exhaust backpressure. Let's take a deeper dive into how to use this tool to find your diagnosis.

Streamlining the Diagnostic Process

The increase in sensors and ECU’s built the foundation for the next generation of vehicles. All these new sensors make vehicle diagnosis and repair more complicated than ever. So here our Snap-on's tips for streamlining the diagnostic process

Technical Focus Articles

Technical and product advice from Snap-on helping you with vehicle diagnostics, repairs, wheel alignment and more.

Toyota Prius High Voltage System Fault

This Toyota Prius had malfunction warning lights illuminated and two faults relating to the High Voltage System stored.Intermittently the vehicle would not enter “Ready Mode”. See how this Prius was put back into ‘Ready’ mode…

Snap-on Product Advice And Tips

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The Benefits Of A Sun Automated Test Lane

See what a Sun automated test lane can do for your workshop's productivity and profitability - especially with the addition of a wheel alignment system.

Use Sun Tyre Changers To Deal With Run-Flat Tyres

Looking for advice on how to change run-flat tyres on a vehicle? Sun tyre changers are equipped for that - read on to find out more.

Product Advice And Tips

Learn tips and advice on how to utilise your Sun garage equipment from Snap-on within your workshop and deal with challenging tasks.

Snap-on Customer Testimonials

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Ian Durston Motor Services - Walton, Somerset

See what Ian Durston of Ian Durston Motor Services in Walton, Somerset, felt after his purchase of a Prism wheel aligner with Snap-on.

Swiss Valley Garage - Clevedon

Read why a Snap-on diagnostic platform has been integral to the operations of Swiss Valley Garage in Clevedon, near Bristol.

Ignition Motorsport - Newbury

See how Snap-on project-managed the move of one Sun MOT bay and the installation of a second new one at a new facility for Ignition Motorsport in Newbury.

Customer Testimonials

Don't just take our word for it - hear from customers who have purchased Sun garage equipment and Snap-on diagnostic platforms, and find out what they said.

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