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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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After the Repair: The Power of Snap-on® Service Resets and Relearns

Snap-on® Service Resets and Relearns is an exclusive time-saving and productivity feature available on diagnostics products including: ZEUS™, TRITON™, and APOLLO™ Serie s on the latest software with an active software subscription. Here's what you need to know

Software Release Includes New Access to Nissan Secured Gateway Vehicles

Get direct access to Nissan secured gateway vehicles with Snap-on scan tools. Stay ahead with the latest diagnostic software release.

Top Technician & Top Garage 2024

Snap-on® returns once again to support Aftermarket Magazine’s Top Technician and Top Garage competitions in 2024 as an event partner and category sponsor

An introduction to FAST-TRACK® Guided Component Tests

When it comes to diagnosing issues on modern vehicles, diagnostic tools play a pivotal role in unveiling the mysteries hidden beneath the bonnet. In this article, we'll delve into FAST-TRACK® Guided Component Tests, an exclusive feature available within the latest Snap-on® Diagnostic Software Release.

Autumn 2023 Software Has Landed!

New features and coverage, plus everything from previous releases, give technicians the opportunity to take advantage of state-of-the-moment diagnostic solutions to perform smarter fixes that lead to complete repairs and satisfied customers. Check out the Autumn 2023 Software Upgrade here to see how it will help you take your diagnostics to the next level

New Garage Equipment Promotions For Autumn 2023

Snap-on creates special offers on its leading Garage Equipment from Total Shop Solutions brands Sun, Hoffman, and John Bean every three months. Take a look at our Autumn offers now!

New Snap-on® SOLUS+™ Is the Next Generation Scan Tool for Next Generation Technicians

Snap-on® delivers innovative products and services, and SOLUS+™ is no exception. SOLUS® is already trusted by technicians worldwide, now the platform has been redesigned and upgraded to be the ultimate scan tool for everyday maintenance and repairs.

Your Essential Guide To SureTrack® 

SureTrack® is an expert information system designed to provide diagnostic repair tips and real fixes based on the vehicle symptom or fault code. It allows you to see repair tips and verified parts replacement records for similar vehicles and problems. It’s like having an experienced tech by your side. SureTrack® information is provided in two main categories: Top Repairs and Real Fixes. 

Your Guide to Snap-on® Diagnostic Health Scan Reports

Running a Health Scan provides assurance to a vehicle owner of the vehicle’s state before and after repairs. Since numerous vehicle systems may not display issues through warning lights or by displaying a message on the Diagnostic Information Center of the vehicle, the Health Scan becomes essential in detecting hidden problems. Here is how Snap-on's Diagnostic Health Scans can help you...

Snap-on Security Link

Vehicle manufacturers are continually developing solutions to ensure the security of vehicle networks, prevent unauthorised access, and mitigate cyber-attacks. One of these solutions involves implementing security walls (called Secure Gateway) protecting fundamental systems on the vehicle

Snap-on® Garage Equipment Promotions for Summer 2023

Snap-on® release the latest garage equipment promotions for summer 2023. These exclusive promotions will be available until the end of September 2023, offering automotive professionals an excellent opportunity to enhance their workshop capabilities while saving money on the latest equipment from Total Shop Solutions brands Sun®, Hofmann®, and John Bean®, direct from Snap-on®

Snap-on® exhibit at Automechanika Birmingham 2023

Snap-on® are pleased to today announce its participation at Automechanika Birmingham, taking place from June 6th to 8th 2023. From its founding, over 100 years ago, Snap-on remain dedicated to making work easier for professionals performing critical tasks. As the global leader in diagnostic tools and workshop equipment, Snap-on provides solutions that enable the fast repair of vehicles, first time.

New Snap-on ZEUS™+ Diagnostic Tool

The NEW ZEUS+™ simplifies your diagnostic process and guides you through the right repair, avoiding unnecessary steps along the way. It gives you the software coverage, processing power and speed, and access to the information you need to work smarter, faster and better on every job.

Snap-on® Releases Garage Equipment Promotions for Spring

Every quarter Total Shop Solutions release a series of promotions that offer significant savings and special deals on the finest garage equipment. Take a look at our Spring offers here!

Spring 2023 Software Has Landed!

New features and coverage, plus everything from previous releases, give technicians the opportunity to take advantage of state-of-the-moment diagnostic solutions to perform smarter fixes that lead to complete repairs and satisfied customers. Check out the spring 2023 Software Upgrade here!

Air Con Machines - We're Rolling Back Prices!

We are rolling the prices back to 2019, so make sure you grab yourself an absolute bargain on all Sun® air-conditioning service equipment! Total Shop Solutions knows what is important to the garage owner, giving you the opportunity to make your garage more profitable and efficient. Now is your chance to save hundreds of pounds on garage equipment direct from Snap-on.

New MCL1000 Motorcycle Scissor Lift from Sun

Motorcycle Season is fast approaching and with the latest garage equipment product introduction from Snap-on it's a great time to update your garage with equipment to assist you with motorcycle repairs

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...

Are you Equipped to Service Electric and Hybrid Cars?

The growth of the Battery Electric Vehicle market is expected to accelerate in the coming years as the UK prepares for the UK ban on new petrol and diesel vehicle sales. With more electric and hybrid vehicles on the road each year, it won't be long before you are turning away customers!

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® 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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Renault Ignition Coil Control Circuits

Explore the unique control of spark ignition systems in Renault engines with direct ignition coils and the concept of 'wasted spark' operation. Understand the primary and secondary winding series connection.

Testing a Vacuum Operated Solnoid Valve

Uncover the crucial steps for testing a vacuum operated solenoid valve, essential for diagnosing and resolving turbocharger wastegate issues.

Technical Focus Articles

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

How to Quickly Diagnose a Faulty EGR Position Sensor

The Clear View Flag Tracker is a feature that can help a technician to identify when a data parameter (PID) value goes out of specification. Here is how to use it:

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.