Snap-on recently announced the launch of their Snap-on Data Exchange, an interactive web portal that will allow automotive technicians to share information about unusual failures and stay abreast of the latest repair trends. The program is designed to build a specialized database of complaints, repairs and pattern failures that the company can use to tailor their online content and diagnostic offerings. To access the Snap-on Data Exchange, you can log onto sde.snapon.com and sign up for a username and password. In joining the Exchange, members are solicited for input regarding difficult repairs and solutions, which results in points being awarded for each qualified contribution, at a rate of $1.00 per point. When 50 points are accumulated, a check for $50.00 is automatically sent to the member. Payment also can be requested before reaching the $50.00 level. Expert technicians confirm that the solution is feasible, and members can also earn points for critiquing their peers' entries. In the near future, the website will include a search facility that will enable technicians to access the program's extensive knowledge-base via subscription.