February 21, 2015 at 10:16 am #64566Site Administrator / Forum ModeratorKeymaster
If you have experience using any of the scan tools / software below, please rate them on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being the best. Comments also welcome.
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616-340-2380February 23, 2015 at 3:47 pm #73929ashcanharry2Member
IF YOU HAVE A GENERAL REPAIR SHOP & WAS ONLY PURCHASING ONE SCANNER, GO WITH AUTEL, IT’S A WINNER.February 23, 2015 at 3:48 pm #73930Douglas DeneenParticipant
We use AutoLogic for BMW and Mercedes. Very pleased with the supportFebruary 23, 2015 at 11:37 pm #73932j prabhuParticipant
The LAUNCH scanner is good for gulf spec vehicles mostly for Japanese, Korean.
Autoboss is also equally good, Autolander is OK for particularly European vehicles.February 24, 2015 at 9:22 am #73934richieMember
We just purchased an AUTEL maxidiag elite from our parts supplier for $350. So far so good on euro cars, etc to reset mnt reminder lites, etc. Says it handles euro, Asian, big 3 American, etc. 8 gig card included and updated. Be careful about buying out of date, card too small for updates, etc.February 26, 2015 at 2:23 pm #73935Tom HamParticipant
Auto Enginuity 9Master Tech 7Ross Tech 8SnapOn MT2500 6Tech2 8Tech1 8
Tom - Shop Owner since 1978March 2, 2015 at 1:09 pm #73937AnonymousGuest
Questionary is not fair – OEM and aftermarket tools are mixed together, which is nonsense. AUTEL is good for martketing, because menu is copied from OEM tools, while it has non communication with many cars in reality.Autologic is really the best aftermarket tool as it has 100% funtial coverage and programming ability. Ross Tech is the 2nd and Gscan is the best for japanese/Korean cars.March 2, 2015 at 1:27 pm #73938Tom PiippoParticipant
AutoEnginuity 8 A lot of nice features, steep learning curve,
CarDAQ 10, remember, this is not a scan tool, it has a different function.
Genisys / OTC 3 I used to own one of the first ones, very disappointing.
IDS – Ford 10, not much beats the OE tool
NGS – Ford 7 great for OE functions (body, abs, etc…) but not great for drivability
SnapOn 8 Pretty good 3rd party tool, intuitive, easy to use
Star Mobile – Chrysler 6 quirky when it worked, no longer supported
Tech2 – GM 10 not much beats the OE tool
VCDS / Ross-Tech – VW – Audi 10 I give it a 10 for what I use it for. I haven’t found a hole in the coverage yet.
VCM – Ford Vehicle Communication Module used with WDS/ IDS
WiTech – Chrysler 10 Not much beats the OE tool
DRB3 10 Not much beats the OE tool
I’ve collected quite a few scan tools over the years and have been fed-up with 3rd party tools and all the promises of 100% OE coverage. I started buying OE tools when I couldn’t fix the power door locks on a 2003 Caravan 🙁March 14, 2015 at 9:24 pm #73956Alan Ollie Gelfand Pres.Participant
Autologic unbelievable could not work on BMW ,Mini or MB without. Phone support is off the charts. (10)SUPER EXPENSIVE BUT WORTH EVERY DOLLAR.
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