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NEW FORD VCM-II: $2495.00

 

IDS License: $750.00

 

http://www.oescantools.com/FordVCM2.html

 

The Ford VCM II the authentic Ford OEM diagnostics scan tool that works with the Ford IDS diagnostics application running on a PC to diagnose Ford, Lincoln and mercury vehicles.

 

The VCM II offers:

  • Authentic OEM diagnostics for Ford, Lincoln and Mercury Vehicles.
  • Customer Flight Recorder (CFR) functionality with an optional pendant cable.
  • Industry standardized J1962 Data Link Connector (DLC) and USB cables.
  • Four LED indicators and signaling device providing technician with continuous visual as well as audible operating status.
  • Enhanced 802.11 wireless that minimizes dependencies on service department wireless capability infrastructure.
  • Improved durability.
  • SmartPower Management system to protect the VCM II in extreme environments. Integration with IDS:
  • New wireless software integrated with IDS installation package.
  • Wireless functionality preferred for all IDS functions including module reprogramming. USB wired connections are only required to update the VCM II loaded code and to set up the VCM II to function as a Customer Flight Recorder.
  • CFR option added to provide legacy and future vehicle coverage.
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      I recently spoke with a friend of mine who owns a large general repair shop in the Midwest. His father founded the business in 1975. He was telling me that although he’s busy, he’s also very frustrated. When I probed him more about his frustrations, he said that it’s hard to find qualified technicians. My friend employs four technicians and is looking to hire two more. I then asked him, “How long does a technician last working for you.” He looked puzzled and replied, “I never really thought about that, but I can tell that except for one tech, most technicians don’t last working for me longer than a few years.”
      Judging from personal experience as a shop owner and from what I know about the auto repair industry, I can tell you that other than a few exceptions, the turnover rate for technicians in our industry is too high. This makes me think, do we have a technician shortage or a retention problem? Have we done the best we can over the decades to provide great pay plans, benefits packages, great work environments, and the right culture to ensure that the techs we have stay with us?
      Finding and hiring qualified automotive technicians is not a new phenomenon. This problem has been around for as long as I can remember. While we do need to attract people to our industry and provide the necessary training and mentorship, we also need to focus on retention. Having a revolving door and needing to hire techs every few years or so costs your company money. Big money! And that revolving door may be a sign of an even bigger issue: poor leadership, and poor employee management skills.
      Here’s one more thing to consider, for the most part, technicians don’t leave one job to start a new career, they leave one shop as a technician to become a technician at another shop. The reasons why they leave can be debated, but there is one fact that we cannot deny, people don’t quit the company they work for, they usually leave because of the boss or manager they work for.
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