Maximize diagnostic capabilities with new Snap-on Software Upgrade 17.4

Oct. 2, 2017
The latest upgrade covers 49 domestic, Asian and European vehicle makes with general repairs as well as newly expanded collision repair coverage.

With the new Snap-on® Software Upgrade 17.4, today’s automotive repair professionals will find their diagnostic tools become enhanced, expanded and more exceptional than ever before, maximizing their capabilities to diagnose any challenge that pulls into the bay. The latest upgrade covers 49 domestic, Asian and European vehicle makes with general repairs as well as newly expanded collision repair coverage. It features new  2017 factory-level coverage for Buick®, Cadillac®, Chevrolet®, GMC®, Lexus®, Toyota®, Nissan®, Infiniti®, Mazda® and Subaru®, with 2016 optional coverage for BMW®, MINI®, Land Rover®, Smart® and Volvo®.

“When a diagnostic tool receives current vehicle coverage, it gives its owner more capabilities to take on even the most challenging general and collision repair jobs,” said Leian Wunderlich, software program manager, Snap-on Diagnostics. “With Software Upgrade 17.4, both shop owners and technicians can service vehicles faster and with more accuracy, time savings and profit than ever before.”

Additional reasons to upgrade include: codes, data, functional tests, resets, adaptations, guided component tests, Auto ID, One-Touch Code Scan and Clear, on-tool training, plus verified common replacement parts and expert knowledge on tools with SureTrack®. Software upgrade 17.4 offers access to over 4.9 million codes, tests, tips and data for 1981-2017 model years, with the most extensive coverage outside of the factory tool.

Snap-on customers can complete more jobs in-house while continuing to grow their clientele and business with new coverage. Highlights include:

  • Chrysler® engine scripted tests and body related systems
  • Ford® keyless fob, keypad code programming, and mode 6 data enhancements
  • Hyundai®/Kia® body systems
  • Nissan Titan coverage
  • Acura®/Honda®/Mitsubishi® proprietary freeze frame data
  • Mazda® lighting coverage
  • Harley-Davidson® (optional) radio configuration
  • Electronic parking brake functions

Software Upgrade 17.4 also includes coverage for more than 4.3 million Fast-Track® guided component tests, including new HVAC and steering system coverage, Mercedes-Benz® Sprinter coverage, Subaru® CVT coverage, Ford F450 and F550 coverage, and much more.

Snap-on software subscriptions and data packages provide comprehensive, consistent coverage and capabilities for late-model and older vehicles. Diagnostic tools automatically stay up-to-date and technicians stay at their maximum earning potential.

For more information about Software Upgrade 17.4 or available software programs, contact a participating Snap-on Franchisee or other sales representative, or visit

About Snap-on Diagnostics:

Snap-on Diagnostics is part of Snap-on Incorporated, a leading global innovator, manufacturer and marketer of tools, diagnostics and repair information and systems solutions for professional users performing critical tasks. Products are sold through the company’s franchisee, company-direct distributor and Internet channels. Founded in 1920, Snap-on is headquartered in Kenosha, Wisconsin. To learn more about any of Snap-on’s diagnostic solutions, talk to a Snap-on representative or visit

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