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New Tool Recognized for Turning Smartphones, Tablets Into OBDII Scan Tools

FOND DU LAC, Wis., April 29, 2016 — Wells Vehicle Electronics unveiled an innovative automotive diagnostic solution that transforms Bluetooth-enabled smartphones and tablets into an OBDII scan tool. The GoTech™ Mobile OBDII Diagnostic Tool, which won the Best New Product in Tool & Equipment category at the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas last year, enables do-it-yourselfers to diagnose powertrain trouble codes, clear check engine lights and perform a variety of other diagnostic functions. The new tool – exemplifying the brand’s tagline “Complex Problems. Easy Solutions.™” – is compatible with iPhone, iPad and Android devices.

With the GoTech device and free app, consumers can use their compatible mobile devices to easily scan vehicles and monitor performance, define powertrain trouble codes, access Wells’ proprietary library of more than 10 million diagnostic records compiled by Master ASE-certified technicians, and clear check engine lights. The device can store up to 10 vehicles.

“While other diagnostic tools require in-app purchases, costly updates and separate subscriptions, the GoTech app and all available diagnostic information is included with the purchase of this powerful new device,” said David Boer, vice president of sales and marketing, Wells Vehicle Electronics. “This tool is a game-changer for the DIY vehicle owner because it provides easy access to the information needed to more proactively monitor vehicle performance and identify a variety of problems.”

The GoTech device includes a “Freeze Frame” option, allowing vehicle performance information at the time the code set to be emailed to yourself, a friend or automotive repair shop. You also can email the trouble code information and troubleshooting/repair tips. Once you have completed diagnosis and repairs, the “Clear Codes” function gives consumers the ability to clear a vehicle’s check engine light. The tool works with OBDII vehicles (model years 1996 and newer).

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For more information about the GoTech Mobile OBDII Diagnostics Tool and other solutions from Wells Vehicle Electronics, please visit www.GoTech.com.

About Wells Vehicle Electronics

Founded in Fond du Lac, Wis., in 1903, Wells offers more than 37,000 parts, including critical components like ignition coils, variable valve timing solenoids, blower motor resistors, switches, sensors and many other electronic parts and diagnostic solutions. The company operates a state-of-the-art headquarters and electronics manufacturing facility in Fond du Lac, an additional manufacturing plant in Reynosa, Mexico, and a product distribution center in Centerville, Iowa. Wells was recently acquired by NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD. To learn more about Wells, please visit www.WellsVE.com.