Plano, Texas Apr 26, 2018 — Repairify, Inc., the makers of the patented asTech® diagnostic device have partnered with Cooks Collision to build a comprehensive diagnostic and vehicle electronics repair solution for their thirty-eight full-service collision repair centers in California. The solution includes remote diagnostics, on-site technicians and in shop mobile services.
The carefully orchestrated rollout began September of 2017. The project involved assigning key stakeholders from both organizations to a detailed project plan culminating in a sophisticated implementation benefiting all locations. The teams were led by asTech® Chief Technical Officer Frank Terlep, and Cooks Collision’s third generation family member Matthew Wood.
The partnership calls for asTech® to be the Preferred Provider of diagnostic and vehicle electronic repair services for all Cooks Collision locations. “At asTech®, we’re partnering with quality driven organizations like Cooks Collision to protect people’s lives by ensuring proper repair of automotive electronic systems,” said Dan Young, VP Sales and Marketing of asTech®.
asTech® CEO, Doug Kelly added, “We recognized early on how important safe and proper repairs were to owners Don and Rick Wood. This is a special family who has been a dominant player in the California collision repair business for four generations.”
asTech® uses only OEM factory scan tools operated by ASE Certified Master Technicians. asTech® secures the vehicle build data on every car. The build data provides asTech®Technicians access to all of the modules on the car. Within minutes of completing the diagnostic service request asTech® sends a comprehensive report to the repair facility. The report lists the OEM tool used, the number of modules read, key repair recommendations and all of the diagnostic trouble codes and issues identified during the diagnostic process. “Our whole goal is to keep the car in the production lane at the shop.” Young said. Using OEM tools, asTech® is able to perform reprogramming and recalibrations while the car stays at the Cooks Collision Center.
Matthew Wood runs the daily operations for Cooks Collision. Their thirty-eight store footprint stretches from Sacramento all the way south to Los Angeles, Matthew Wood said, “asTech® has been a great partner throughout this entire process. They help us ensure we are repairing cars back to pre-accident conditions free of DTC’s. Our customer’s safety is the number 1 priority, asTech® helps us deliver that.”
Founded in 2010, asTech® is a leading provider of vehicle diagnostic solutions and services to the collision repair industry. The Company provides remote and in-shop automotive electronic services using its patented asTech® device, performed by ASE-Certified Master Technicians. The Company also offers quality mobile diagnostic services in select metropolitan markets by highly skilled ASE service technicians using OEM Factory scan tools. asTech® Master Technicians service trouble codes using OEM tools to provide real-time assistance to shop technicians at the vehicle when needed to help provide safe and accurate repairs.
For more information visit www.astech.com.
About Cooks Collision, LLC:
Bob Wood, father to Don and Rick Wood, started working in father’s shop at age 10, painting tires, striping wheels, doing detail work, and cleaning the shop. In 1979, he bought Cooks Auto Body in Redwood City. From the very beginning, Cooks Auto Body was known for quality work on luxury cars and specialized in restorations throughout the San Francisco peninsula. Don and Rick Wood, both started working for their father while in Junior High School. The business expanded in the 80’s and has been expanding ever since. Today, with over 800 employees, and many invaluable, long-term business relationships, Cooks is the largest family-owned collision repair business in the country.
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