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Bosch adds Repair-Source OEM service and repair information

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Bosch adds Repair-Source OEM service and repair information database to software version 3.5 for ADS 325 and 625, making the go-to solution for diagnostics, research and repair even better

  • Repair-Source is the largest comprehensive library of OEM service and repair information in North America, built directly into ADS software
  • Millions of unique data points help confirm repairs, with service information organized by YMME, VIN and AAIA vehicle classification
  • Repair-Source saves thousands of dollars, replacing subscriptions for OE information, is included in annual Bosch diagnostic subscription
  • Bosch is the only scan tool offering repair-based confirmed fixes, OEM service info and symptom-based troubleshooting in an Android platform
  • New coverage for Volvo, BMW, Audi, Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz, GM, Ford, Hyundai and Kia vehicles also included in Software V3.5

WARREN, Mich., December 19, 2018; Bosch Automotive Aftermarket announced today the addition of Repair-Source, the largest comprehensive library of OEM service and repair information in North America, to its ADS series professional diagnostic scan tools. The new database, included with Bosch’s annual diagnostic subscription, is available now in software version 3.5. Technicians and shop owners can save thousands of dollars every year with Repair-Source, which can replace multiple subscriptions for OE information.

Repair-Source is included in Bosch’s annual diagnostic subscription cost, at no extra charge, providing the greatest scan to ol value and experience in the automotive aftermarket.

“With Repair-Source and the new software version 3.5, techs can use this go-to diagnostic tool to scan more vehicles, confirm more diagnostic tests and turn cars more often with the correct repairs,” said Danijela Haskin, product manager. “Our tools make shops money, and the addition of Repair-Source gives them more repair information, in the tool and at the vehicle, to maximize their hours.”

Technicians using a Bosch ADS tool will see the Repair-Source service information database on-screen after downloading and installing software V3.5. Repair-Source provides direct access to OEM service procedures, DTC troubleshooting, torque specifications, wiring diagrams, TSBs, maintenance schedules, fluid recommendations and more. Combining the most relevant service and vehicle info with Bosch diagnostics can help techs diagnose and repair vehicles faster and with more confidence, reducing comebacks.

In addition, Repair-Source integration brings:

- Component locations

- DTC codes and definitions

- Estimated work times

- Parts and part vector illustrations

- Fluid recommendations

- Maintenance schedules

- Service procedures and specifications

- Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

- Vehicle identification and premium options

- Wiring diagrams

Version 3.5 software release notes and additional information on Repair-Source can be found at

About Bosch

The Automotive Aftermarket division (AA) provides the aftermarket and repair shops worldwide with a complete range of diagnostic and repair shop equipment and a wide range of spare parts – from new and exchange parts to repair solutions – for passenger cars and commercial vehicles. Its product portfolio includes products made as Bosch original equipment, as well as aftermarket products and services developed and manufac­tured in-house. More than 18,000 associates in 150 countries, as well as a global logistics network, ensure that some 650,000 different spare parts reach customers quickly and on time. In its “Automotive Service Solutions” operations, AA supplies testing and repair-shop technology, diagnostic software, service training, and information services under the Bosch, OTC and Robinair brands.. In addition, the division is responsible for the “Bosch Service” repair-shop franchise, one of the world’s largest independent chains of repair-shops, with some 17,000 workshops. In addition, AA is responsible for more than 1,000 “AutoCrew” partners.

Having established a regional presence in 1906 in North America, the Bosch Group employs nearly 34,500 associates in more than 100 locations, as of December 31, 2017. In 2017 Bosch generated consolidated sales of $13.7 billion in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. For more information, visit, and

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 402,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2017). The company generated sales of 78.1 billion euros ($88.2 billion) in 2017. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected manufacturing. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiary and regional companies in 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 125 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 64,500 associates in research and development.

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