With battery configuration now commonplace in workshops, GS Yuasa has given its popular Yu-Fit battery configuration tool a fresh new look.
The overhaul brings with it a sleek new design, incorporating the battery manufacturer’s staple colour pairing of black and orange.
The move brings it in line with the brand’s latest generation of workshop products and accessories, including the GYT250 Battery & Electrical System Tester.
The GS Yuasa Yu-Fit replaces the GS and Yuasa equivalents but maintains their high levels of functionality and superior ease of use.
Although once a rarity, research conducted by the battery manufacturer highlighted the fact that workshops and garages are seeing increasing numbers of vehicles fitted with a Battery Management System (BMS). No longer exclusive to premium vehicles, these systems monitor a vehicle’s battery throughout its life to maintain optimum charge efficiency and operation of the Start-Stop system.
If fitted, it is essential to reprogram the BMS via the on-board diagnostics (OBD) port following the installation of a replacement battery. Failure to correctly reprogram the BMS or fit the correct specification battery, e.g. AGM or EFB can lead to a number of problems. These include general system faults, in-car error messages and complete loss of the Start-Stop functionality.
David Shield, general manager engineering (Automotive & Motorcycle) for GS Yuasa Europe said: “Battery replacement is no longer a five-minute task. In fact, battery configuration is fast becoming the norm.
“To ensure it’s both a quick and easy task – the GS Yuasa Yu-Fit has been specifically designed to be one of the most user-friendly tools available. So quick in fact, battery validation can typically be achieved in less than 60 seconds!”
He added: “When looking to overhaul the Yu-Fit, we were keen to ensure we maintained the robust design and simple operation. The Yu-Fit offers fantastic value for money and is widely regarded as one of the easiest to use diagnostic tools on the market.
“Although garages may already own diagnostic equipment, to have such a centrally important tool tied up on a relatively straightforward task is not ideal.”
The GS Yuasa Yu-Fit is supplied with a carry case, a 12 month warranty and 12 months battery validation subscription.