NAPA DVI – Digital Vehicle Inspection
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 Add to Cart button below.
Below is a list of preferred tablet devices paired with preferred ruggedized cases that we have tested and which have been found by other shops to be best suited for in shop use.
|Otterbox Defender||The crisp user interface is hands down the best by far. Purchasing a refurbished tablet also makes it even the most cost-effective solution. Battery life is 10 hours.|
|Samsung Galaxy |
Tab Pro 8.4
|Otterbox Defender||Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 SM-T320NZKAXAR tablet features an 8.4" high-definition touch screen that showcases media in striking clarity and a built in flash to capture pictures under the hood and under the car. |
Android 4.4 KitKat. 2.0MP front-facing and 8.0MP rear-facing cameras With 2.3GHz processor speed for optimal performance
|Asus Transformer||Gumdrop Case||The 10 inch version of the Asus Transformer series combined with the Gumdrop Case the tablet is solid and worth its money. Battery life is 11 hours.|
|Kindle Fire||Otterbox Defender||Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9. enclosed in the Otterbox Defender case. We downgraded this device because of its high price and the very limited number of applications available in the App Center. Battery life is 12 hours.|
|Nexus 7 2nd Generation||Otterbox Defender||NEXUS 7 2nd generation only. 1st Gen has no rear facing camera. With the i-Blason case. With only a 7-inch screen it is smaller than the 10 inch tablets, so let your techs test it before buying. Battery life is 9 hours.|
Tablets NOT Recommended
With so many new tablets on the market, there is a high chance that tablets are available, which are not fit for high productivity use or flat out don’t work. Even established brand names are on the list of known misfits below:
- iPad 1 and 2 (no auto focus camera, the VIN scanning won’t work reliably)
- Samsung tablets ( All except Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 - Earlier versions like the Tab 2 Tab 3 and Tab 4 have no auto focus camera and a slow drop-down feature)
- All Kindle Fire tablets except the HDX 8.9 (they don’t have a rear facing camera)
*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
If you have downloaded and Installed the Free DVI program and are ready to unlock the full version with extended features, just click the “Add to cart” button below and then proceede to checkout. As a NAPA Auto Care member you’ll only pay a $149 one time setup charge for lifetime use (Regular cost $259). And there will be no monthly subscription fees.
If you have any questions contact us at (844)NAPA-DVI or (844) 627-2384