Open the garage door, bring the vehicle inside, connect it to the laptop: the silver Chrysler is a routine case for Gary Chopp. His computer quickly announces: ignition system check. “This device saves me an enormous amount of time. And time is money,” states the 28-year-old mechanic to the point. The more maintenance orders he works through a month, the more he earns—everyday life in an American repair shop. Gary therefore paid for a MAHLE TechPRO® diagnostic system out of his own pocket. For this is also customary in the U.S. repair shops: the mechanics bring some of their own equipment to work. “All in all, this amounts to an investment of several thousand dollars,” he reports.
At his place of work in the Farmington garage, located in front of the gates of the motor city of Detroit, Chopp works on models from various brands. “I therefore need a diagnostic system that can help me with all kinds of cars,” he emphasizes. “And that is what makes the MAHLE system unique. It finds defects fast and reliably— no matter which vehicle is on the lifting platform,” the young mechanic nods with satisfaction. His boss Andy Massoll agrees with him. He himself has bought additional equipment from the MAHLE diagnostic family. “These devices are playing an increasingly important role in our business,” stresses Massoll.