The Gates Corporation Releases NaviGatesSM 2.0 Mobile App
The aftermarket leader updates their mobile app that allows technicians to easily look up application parts with VIN scanning technology.
September 23, 2014
DENVER, Colo. – The Gates Corporation is excited to announce the release of version 2.0 of the NaviGates mobile app. NaviGates is an popular automotive service app that enables users to easily search for belt routing diagrams and Gates OE quality aftermarket parts by vehicle category, Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), keyword and OE/competitor part number interchange.
This 2.0 update features a new look and several new attributes that contribute to a more user-friendly interface. The app now utilizes the phone’s camera to allow the user to scan the VIN barcode on a vehicle. It also features an easy-to-use store locator, a buyer’s guide by part number, and multiple product images. NaviGates Mobile 2.0 is the perfect tool for automotive service technicians.
“Gates takes great pride in developing tools that help technicians save time and provide excellent service,” said David Haun, Director of Product Data Services. “NaviGates Mobile 2.0 fulfills both of those criteria.”
When compared with the conventional, handwritten way of looking up a VIN, technicians who use NaviGates Mobile 2.0 save an average of 5-7 labor hours per month. Using the app also helps eliminate human errors such as illegible handwriting or writing down an incorrect number. A technician simply scans the VIN on the vehicle and selects the needed part from the list. NaviGates 2.0 is also available as an online catalog for those technicians without access to a smart phone at http://navigates.gates.com/
The app was released in the Apple App Store Sept. 1, 2014. It will become available to Android users on Sept. 29, 2014.
For more information or to see a demonstration of the app, please visit http://www.gates.com/NaviGates
For more information about the Gates Corporation, contact Jennifer Lucero at 303-744-4729.
About The Gates Corporation
The Gates Corporation is a global, diversified industrial company that provides advanced power transmission and fluid transfer solutions by engineering products and services that reduce the total cost of ownership for a wide variety of applications. Our products and services serve customers in five key end market segments: Energy/Exploration/Extraction, Infrastructure & Agriculture, Transportation, Automotive, and Process & Specialty.
As an engineering leader with a strong foundation in research and development, Gates is committed to advancing the science of motion performance by developing safe, forward-thinking products, services, systems, and solutions, as well as fostering long-term customer and employee relationships. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Gates employs over 14,000 people across 106 locations in 30 countries.
If it moves you, there’s a good chance Gates has a part in it. Gates. Powering Progress.