Case Study: asTech Rules Engine #2

Oct. 5, 2023
This case study demonstrates compatibility between an aftermarket and OEM scan tool for a 2021 Jeep Gladiator.

This case study illustrates how Repairify’s patented Rules Engine determines and validates a certified OEM-compatible scan to give shops the power to choose the most cost-effective, accurate, and comprehensive scan tool for vehicle repairs.

What Repairify technicians did

To develop its patented Rules Engine, Repairify performed tens of thousands of vehicle scans against the active car parc and engaged in extensive research to identify which of the top aftermarket scan tools yield the same results as authentic OEM tools.

In one instance, Repairify technicians post-scanned a repaired 2021 Jeep Gladiator using the official Stellantis [FCA] factory tool. They then scanned this vehicle with the leading aftermarket tools to gauge their scan’s accuracy in relation to the results of the authentic OEM tool.

The technicians found that a leading aftermarket tool — referred to as “Brand Y” — was able to return comparable results to the authentic OEM tool for the 2021 Jeep Gladiator.

What the aftermarket tool found

Brand Y’s aftermarket tool scan reported the same results as the authentic OEM tool.

The conventional wisdom is that newer vehicles (less than two years old) should only be scanned using the authentic OEM tool. Repairify found that Brand Y’s tool could be trusted to deliver a comprehensive scan for the 2021 Jeep Gladiator.

What this means for shops

The Rules Engine recommends a choice of asTech-certified scan tools to repairers for each specific vehicle they’re working on, down to the trim level:

  1. An authentic remote OEM diagnostic scan through asTech’s patented technology.
  2. A certified OEM-compatible aftermarket scan. This is a scan that has been certified and warrantied to provide results that are equivalent to the authentic OEM tool scan.

For vehicles like the 2021 Jeep Gladiator, a shop without the Rules Engine would either feel forced to use an OEM tool (which could mean sending to a dealer or a sublet) or rely on an unverified aftermarket tool.

With the Rules Engine, a shop can make the informed choice to select a verified and warrantied OEM-compatible scan tool, knowing the results will be equivalent to the authentic OEM tool.

Information provided by asTech

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