The Yu-Fit Battery Configuration Tool from Yuasa has been crowned a ‘Top Product’ award winner in Professional Motor Mechanic Magazine’s 2015 reader poll.
The awards, selected on the level of interest and enquiries generated by PMM’s 60,000+ readership, are a great reflection on those manufacturers and suppliers that have made a real difference to the independent garage technician’s ability to maintain the high standards expected of modern day servicing and repairs – whether this is in the form of innovative parts or tools, fault-finding equipment or garage aids such as technical data, posters and literature.
PMM Editor, Richard Bowler said: “While battery replacement was once a fairly straightforward ‘fit and forget’ task, modern day battery management systems have now made electronic intervention necessary. Once battery fitment is complete Yuasa’s Yu-Fit tool, which is powered by the OBD socket, allows technicians to reset the ECU and clear any associated fault codes so that the battery’s parameters are correctly aligned to the vehicle. With easy use that even allows less experienced technicians to undertake battery replacement tasks, the Yu-Fit tool is a worthy winner of one of our 2015 Top Product awards.”
More about Yuasa’s Yu-Fit Battery Configurator
Although relatively new, battery validation will rapidly become a mandatory requirement for battery replacement. The use of a Battery Management Systems (BMS) is common on many new vehicles.
These systems monitor the battery throughout its life to maintain optimum charge efficiency and operation of the Start-Stop system. On vehicles fitted with a BMS it is essential to reprogram the unit via the on-board diagnostics (OBD) port to validate that a new battery has been fitted. Failure to validate battery replacement will result in system faults, In-car error messages, loss of Start-Stop functionality and significantly reduced battery life.
With a robust design and simple operation, the Yu-Fit offers great value for money and is one of the most user friendly diagnostic tools on the market.
Although garages may already own diagnostic equipment, to have such a centrally important tool tied up on a relatively straightforward task is not ideal. Validate battery replacement quickly and simply with Yuasa’s Yu-Fit Battery Configurator.