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Welcome to our News Centre, your hub for all of the latest information and technical advice for Snap-on diagnostic tools and Sun garage equipment.


On this page you will find:

  • 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

This page is updated with new content on a regular basis so make sure you bookmark it and don't miss out on the latest news and advice from Snap-on.


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Latest Snap-on News

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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.

Snap-on Competition - Its Time To Win!

You have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to win a piece of Snap-on history! Snap-on founder Joseph Johnson, an engineer from Milwaukee, had an idea that would revolutionise repair and make work easier for professional mechanics across the world. Five unique handles and ten sockets that snapped on interchangeably, coined “Five do the work of Fifty,” launched a company that would shape an industry, starting in the early 20th century.

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...

Top Technician & Top Garage 2023 Entries Now Open

Snap-on® returns once again to support Aftermarket Magazine’s Top Technician and Top Garage competitions in 2023 as an event partner and category sponsor

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.

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.

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

The control of the spark ignition system on early 16 valve Renault engines is unique to other system designs currently available. The system utilises direct ignition coils (often referred to as pencil coils). Let's take a deeper dive into Renault Coil Control Circuits...

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:

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.

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.