Identifying a vehicle is the critical first step to finding a relevant part or piece of information. Locating the identification plate can be time-consuming. Tech features a locator as standard that shows the mechanic the precise location of the identification plate on the vehicle.
HaynesPro maintenance guides are clear, comprehensive and, above all, helpful. Full maintenance schedules, which are printable for convenience, are provided for make – model – derivative, presented by intervals and broken down by vehicle area (engine, steering, etc.). Where necessary, there are links to detailed and annotated technical drawings of components, showing their location, as well as to subsections relating to additional aspects of the task. There are instructions on how to disconnect and reconnect batteries, program ignition keys and reset service indicators and tyre pressure monitoring systems. Additional work is also displayed, for example relating to a car with a high total mileage at the time of routine service. All tasks have a corresponding time and a total time is displayed at the top and bottom of the page. A unique feature is the availability of logical follow-up tasks which makes it easier to complete the work sheet. A single overview of the all-important service intervals gives a quick indication of tasks that might be required.
Adjustment Data (Torque Settings):
‘Comprehensive’ doesn’t begin to describe the extent of the information contained in this section of Tech. The specifications provided range from torque settings to cylinder firing order, from idle speed to NOx emissions, and from cooling system cap pressure to rear brake disc thickness.
Repair Times (Flat Rates):
A more realistic timeframe, HaynesPro expands official repair times to take account of associated tasks, making its data more helpful and relevant in the real world. The module contains numerous included tasks for overlap calculation. By listing follow-up tasks we ensure that no labour times are overlooked. This helps to maximise workshop revenue.
Helpfully, Tech features detailed, step-by-step repair and service instructions for those tasks which, while being relatively routine, require specific procedures for the car in question. Again, Tech provides technical illustrations and, where necessary, reference numbers identifying special tools. In this way, Tech helps boost productivity and improve workshop flow.
Lubrications and Fluids:
Again, all conceivable specifications are provided here, conveniently linked to related data for ease of use, and featuring technical illustrations showing the location of filler and drain plugs.
Picture is worth a thousand words. HaynesPro has over 100,000 high-quality technical drawings in its database. Far from being generic images, these are bespoke illustrations with featured parts highlighted for ease of identification and the option to link directly to a shopping cart in a parts catalogue. Torque settings are indicated in the drawing to ensure that the correct torque is used for the specified bolt/nut. There are also notifications for bolts/nuts which must be renewed and of any requirement for using locking compound.