Dorman Products, Inc. and Diesel Laptops are announcing the new Diesel Decoder, a first-of-its-kind, smartphone-enabled device that delivers powerful heavy duty truck diagnostics for a fraction of the cost of other tools on the market today.
The Diesel Decoder plugs into a truck’s diagnostics port and accurately transmits detailed information to the user’s smartphone for all commercial heavy duty truck makes, without the need for expensive code scanning hardware.
The device works with the free Diesel Decoder app available in the Apple App store and the Google Play Store to read all true system diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs), including manufacturer-specific fault codes, as well as connect directly to the Diesel Laptops knowledge base to identify required repairs.
“It’s truly a game changer for our industry to have an affordable and powerful device like this that can read all true fault codes, from all electronic control modules, on all heavy duty truck makes and models,” said Tyler Robertson, CEO of Diesel Laptops.
“This is the first mobile diagnostic tool that can get users from fault code to repair information in minutes, with no extra fees involved.”
The Diesel Decoder’s initial feature set includes:
- Scanning and detecting all true diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs), including manufacturer-specific codes.
- Instantly accessing repair help from the Diesel Laptops® repair library. This includes fault code repair information, wiring diagrams, component locators, remove and replace instructions, and more.
- Detecting and storing comprehensive truck health reports.
- Providing driver productivity and trip reports, including fuel economy, hard braking events and more.
Other heavy duty diagnostic tools with similar capabilities require proprietary hardware, can cost thousands of dollars and are often more complex to use and update.
By using a smartphone app, the Diesel Decoder reduces the upfront equipment cost, while also increasing its value over the long-term with new functionality expected to be delivered seamlessly through app updates.
All these features make it ideal for many owner-operators who perform their own repairs and maintenance or rely on independent service centers. For those drivers and for smaller fleets, the Diesel Decoder can help save money by offering accurate insight into a problem – instead of making someone rely on a vague “check engine” light or gut feel – and avoid excessive repair expenses.
“This is the most powerful pound-for-pound, dollar-for-dollar heavy duty diagnostic tool there is,” said Dorman Heavy Duty Product Manager Matt Lawson. “It’s affordable for truck owners and small fleets, it’s small enough to fit in your glovebox, it’s simple to use, and it can quickly pay for itself by avoiding an unnecessary tow or emergency repair.”
For more information, visit www.dieseldecoder.com