Method of diagnosing a vehicle having diagnostic data

  • US 8,306,687 B2
  • Filed: 11/10/2009
  • Issued: 11/06/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/10/2009
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of diagnosing a vehicle having diagnostic data, the method comprising the steps of:

  • (a) providing an automotive diagnostic tool to a selling retailer, the tool being configured to download diagnostic data from the vehicle and upload the diagnostic data to a computer;

    (b) displaying source identifying indicia on the automotive diagnostic tool, the source identifying indicia being specifically associated with the selling retailer of the automotive diagnostic tool;

    (c) creating a private label website associated with the selling retailer, the private label website having a diagnostic database arranged to map diagnostic data to a most likely fix correlated to the diagnostic data, the private label website being associated with a unique retailer homepage;

    (d) providing computer executable instructions for configuring the computer to navigate to the unique retailer homepage associated with the private label website after the automotive diagnostic tool is connected to the computer, the computer remotely communicating diagnostic data to the private label website associated with the selling retailer; and

    (e) receiving diagnostic data from the computer to the private label website associated with the selling retailer.

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