Drew Technologies offers their CarDAQ-Plus, a fully compliant J2534 pass-thru tool capable of re-flashing any vehicle supported under the J2534 standard. In allowing independent repair facilities to better compete with the dealership in obtaining repair data, the CarDAQ-Plus can re-program vehicle computers after the corresponding data update is purchased at the OEM's website. A list of these sites is available at www.drewtech.com. Additional features of the tool include:
* Validation by the vehicle makers for applications supporting Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, Jaguar, Land Rover, Isuzu, Mazda, Mercedes, Nissan, Infiniti, Volvo, Toyota, Lexus and Scion.
* In addition to being recommended by those OEMs, it also has the ability to support BMW, Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Daewoo, General Motors, GEO, Pontiac, Saturn, Acura, Honda, Volkswagen and Audi.
* Wireless and memory storage expansion capabilities.
* A high-speed 200 MHz processor running embedded Linux. Additionally, Drew feels that the tool should not be saved just for repair situations, as re-flashing the vehicle's computer can be viewed as a maintenance or preventative maintenance service. Due to the glitches engineers often smooth out once a vehicle model has been available to the public for a couple of months, the customer might see some benefit in performance, drivability or even fuel economy by getting their vehicle updated to the latest calibration flash, even if they don't seem to be experiencing any problems.