American Isuzu Motors Inc. has rolled out an automotive service-related Web site, www.IsuzuSource.com, to provide independent service technicians with access to the same information as its dealers, including factory-authorized emission and non-emission diagnostic and repair information.
The data cover model years 1996 and newer Isuzu vehicles, with some information dating to 1985 models.
Web site features include factory service manuals; electrical troubleshooting manuals; service, information and parts bulletins; OBD II information; calibration quick reference charts; special service tools and ordering instructions; and service training materials including books, movies and computer-based training.
A press release from the National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) noted that Isuzu plans to expand the site-which also can be accessed at www.IsuzuTechInfo.com-with frequent information and material updates.
Other auto manufacturers offering service information via the Internet include BMW/Mini, Ford Motor Co., General Motors Corp., Honda, Hyundai, Volkswagen/Audi and Volvo. More auto makers are expected to launch service Web sites this month.
The NASTF was established in 2000. Among its goals are the identification and correction of gaps in the availability and accessibility of OEM automotive service information; technology training for technicians; availability of both OEM and generic diagnostic tools and equipment; and communication outreach to automotive service professionals. The group's Web site is www.nastf.org.