NAPA Digital Vehicle Inspection (DVI)

Welcome to the NAPA DVI Information Center. The place to start learning about DVI
NAPA Auto Care Centers NAPA DVI is a tablet based application for performing vehicle inspections that enables dramatic cost savings through automation and elimination of paper forms. DVI  reduces time spent by both service advisors and technicians during the inspection process. The DVI  program is available to all NAPA AutoCare Centers with no monthly service fees, just a one time $149 setup charge. You can try it now for FREE with limited features or if you are ready to order use the Buy Now button on the right.

The DVI application offers a rich set of settings, which make the DVI a powerful instrument in your shop, but you may need some help getting setup. So, below you’ll find videos and information on why Joe’s Auto chose DVI for their shop, a Quick Start Guide on setting up your new tablet, and Interactive Training Videos on using and customizing the DVI.

Purchase NAPA DVI

If you’re still using DVI in trial mode and you are ready to buy just click the Buy Now button below to get it online now.

Buy Now - $149

Recommended Tablets

AutoVitals has tested numerous tablets and one tablet stood out for all its product characteristics. We then decided to offer the Productivity Tool Warranty for this and only this tablet based on our Apple Certified Business Solution Provider Status and out test results.

The Productivity Tool Warranty guarantees for one year after receipt the replacement of a defective tablet by overnighting a replacement to the lower 48 states in the US and 2nd Air to Canada and Alaska and Hawaii.  All you need to do is proving to our technical support that the malfunction is not caused by improper treatment of the tablet in your shop. Please send your original tablet back in the next 30 days, otherwise we will charge full price for it.

The only recommended tablet is currently an iPad Mini 2nd or 3rd generation

including a ruggedized and tested case.

Please order it here to benefit from the Productivity Tool Warranty.

Supported tablets

Below is a list of selected tablet devices, which have been found to work. Tablets not listed below may work with AutoVitals applications and are supported but not tested for every release. Android tablets running on versions 5.0 Lollipop or higher and have a rear facing camera with autofocus are supported. 




Any iPad of any size greater than 2nd generation hardware
Google Nexus   9 The Nexus 9 has a 8.9″ screen is extremely clear and the 64-bit processor packs more enough power to get the job done and then some.
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • 8.9-Inch IPS LCD TFT Display; QXGA (2048×1536)
  • NVIDIA Tegra K1 2.3 GHz x64 Processor
  • 16 GB Flash Memory, 2 GB RAM Memory
  • 1.6MP Front Camera; 8MP Rear Camera
  • 0.96 pounds; 802.11ac WiFi; 2×2 (MIMO)



Tablets NOT Supported

With so many new tablets on the market, there is a high chance that tablets are available, which are not a fit for high productivity use or flat out don’t work. Even established brand names are on the list of known misfits below:

  • – Tablets without a rear facing auto focus camera are not supported
  • – Android tablets running on versions of Android older than 5.0 Lollipop are not supported.
  • – Full size iPads older than the iPad Air and first generation iPad minis. These tablets are not upgradable or have poor performance on the latest version of iOS.
  • – Samsung Tab 2,  Tab 3, Tab 4 and Tab A ( Have no auto focus camera and a slow drop-down feature)
  • – All Kindle Fire tablets 
  • – ASUS Transformer TF300 and TS700   (They can not be upgraded to Android 4.4)

*NOTE:  Recommendations are based on the current market condition. We do our best to keep it updated, but the tablet market releases new devices every day. The limiting factor in recommending a ruggedized tablet solution is the availability of the appropriate case

Try out DVI for FREE

Step 1 - RE-visit this page from your tablet.

Step 2. Download the DVI app to your tablet

The DVI app is available in the Apple App Store for iPads, on Google Play for Android Devices and in the Amazon Apps store for the Kindle. Click one of the icons below depending on your tablet type.

App Store apple icon
Google Play google play app
Amazon amazon app icon


Step 3. Launch the NAPA DVI app


  • Enter your shop data on the left.
  • Use "tryout" as CM# for a test drive
  • Check your email for the logon passcode
  • Login with your email address and enjoy the DVI

NOTE: Certain features are blocked or watermarked during the test drive

ShopFlow 301 Webinar Registration

Please complete the form below and click submit. You will receive a confirmation email and an account manager will contact you within one business day to confirm your registration.

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Please complete the form below to register for the advanced SmartFlow 301 webinar.

Once registered an account manager will contact you within one business day to confirm your seat in the webinar and discuss the next steps.

Note: You must have completed the Intermediate 201 webinar and have performed 50 or more inspections prior to participating in SmartFlow 301.

In order to be sure you get the most out of your time in this advanced SmartFlow training session, we would also like to know a few things about you and how you use the products.

Why do you think paper based inspections a thing of the past? (Check all that apply)

How is a digital inspection configured so the technician is most efficient? (Check all that apply)

Please answer the following questions in the boxes provided.

Initial Tablet Setup

  • Quick Start Guide

Interactive Training Videos

  • 101 Introduction Training
  • 201 Intermediate Training

Register for Live Webinars

  • 301 Advanced Training – Coming Soon

Integrate with your SMS

  • UPGRADE to SmartFlow!

Looking to setup your tablet?

Before you can be successful with your digital inspection program, you’ll need to get your tablet setup! So, check out our Quick Start Guide to find detailed steps on how to:

  • Turn on and Configure your new iPad
  • Download and Install the DVI app
  • Launch / Login to the DVI application

Ready to get started with Training?

We’ve designed an interactive training program to help you get going! Throughout the interactive training videos, we will ask you to respond to a few quiz questions gauging your understanding of the application. This will help us tailor your training and provide the information you need. You will also be able to click on links in the video to access additional information, request your username and password, and much more. The first video in the series, How to Setup and use the Digital Vehicle Inspection (DVI), focuses on the basics and will get you started. So, don’t delay!

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