The Diagnostic Thermal Imager Elite can identify problems related to brakes, heated seats, misfires, HVAC, worn bearings, belts, and emission controls.
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The Diagnostic Thermal Imager Elite can identify problems related to brakes, heated seats, misfires, HVAC, worn bearings, belts, and emission controls.

Photo courtesy of Snap-On

Snap-on’s new Diagnostic Thermal Imager Elite uses infrared technology to reveal heat caused by friction, electrical resistance, and pressure changes to help technicians track down vehicle faults (and how to fix them) quickly.

The product delivers detailed images composed of 4,800 distinct temperature zones, making extreme temperatures up to 840 degrees Fahrenheit visible with precision, according to the company. The imager comes loaded with a database of automotive applications, guided tests, and reference images of normal and failed components so technicians know what to look for.

Users can point the thermal imager at any area of the vehicle for a detailed image of the object’s heat signature. Key features include customized screen views, image blending, split-screen view, picture-in picture view, and the ability to record a 20-second video.

The Diagnostic Thermal Imager Elite can be used all around the vehicle, including brakes, heated seats, misfires, HVAC, worn bearings, belts, and emission controls.

When connected to Wi-Fi, all images captured on the Diagnostic Thermal Imager Elite are automatically uploaded to the cloud through Snap-On’s Wi-Fi sharing service, AltusDrive.com. Technicians can access these images from their phone or computer.