Autodata has added jacking mode procedures to its new online product, designed to reduce the risk of workshops incurring significant cost in damages during the raising of some vehicles.
The latest module provides comprehensive step-by-step instructions to be carried out before raising and lowering vehicles fitted with height adjustable suspension across a range of manufacturers.
This includes embedded diagrams and illustrations to improve efficiency and avoid potential damage to suspension components.
The feature has initially been rolled out across 58 models, including 4x4s and light commercial vehicles. This figure will increase over the coming months with particular focus on vehicles susceptible to damage when the jacking mode is not correctly engaged.
Max Lienard, Head of Product and Market Development at Autodata, said: “We have been made aware of instances where failure to have this information has resulted in costs amounting to thousands of pounds. The procedures are not always massively complicated, however do vary quite significantly across models. This latest feature will provide clear and accurate guidance to minimise the chance of mistakes occurring.”
As consistent with all Autodata’s technical information, the module has been researched directly from vehicle manufacturers.