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How to choose the right Car Diagnostic Scanner ? 2

Are you an auto electrician ,professional auto mechanic or DIY repaired and need an advanced automotive diagnostic scanner tool?

Then, this post is for you.

When choosing the best car diagnostic tool for your needs, you need to decide what exactly you need from the tool. Also, before you start looking for your new diagnostic you need to decide how much money you willing to pay. As every year there are new cars on the road Every few years there are a new versions of diagnostics which support the newer cars and newer car functions.

Car diagnostics

There are types of Car scanners:

1. Basic OBD2 Code Readers:

These are the cheapest OBD2 scanner tool and offer many basic functions such as checking engine light codes, reading and erasing etc.

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You won’t find any advanced features on them but most of them can connect to a smartphone or dedicated app to connect wireless. So, if you repair your car at home and you need read the faulty codes can be the best and cheapest option for you. They are not suitable for professional use since they only offer a few advanced functions.  This type of car problem scanner helps you to troubleshoot the entire vehicle status.

2. DIY OBD2 Scanners

In terms of functionality, they are much better than basic OBD2 scanners. They also can be for a specific make and model of a car, they use is the most for DIY use (or someone who focuses on a certain brand of car). The iCarsoft offers many of specific diagnostic tools.

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It enables technicians to accurately diagnose complex problems. These Diagnostics can do  all-reads and clears trouble codes on most of the systems such as engine, transmission, ABS and airbag ,Support Oil Service Reset, Live data, etc.

Some of them support Injector coding, relearn the injector control parameter while the injector renewed or replaced. Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) system maintenance deactivates and reactivates the EPB system for replacement and initialization. Or Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) Regeneration Control System and much more.

If you are learner or you only starting you automotive journey the iCarsoft DIY OBD2 scanners do the job for you at the beginning of your way.

3.Professional Diagnostic Tools:

These scanners offer solutions to complex car problems.  You will find many advanced features in professional OBD2 scanners such as ECU coding, Key programming, Active test, DPF, EPB etc. This is the best OBD2 scanner among all three. The professional diagnostic tool needs an professional to use them.

With the latest car diagnostic tools now including features and functions that were only a few years ago available with tools costing many thousands of euros. These tools will allow the user to replace control modules, configure vehicles, calibrate components, adapt new parts to engine such as EGR valves, Air Flow Meters, Diesel particulate filters, and pressure sensors are some.

Some cars now have systems that need to be told when service parts are replaced in the car, examples of these are: air filters, engine oil, brake fluid, brake pads. and spark plugs.

Also, the price of the professional diagnostic tool tell you what is the best featured Diagnostic. If you are in the business for a while your option is definitely AUTEL Car Diagnostic.

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If you need any help to choose the right diagnostic for you we are always happy to help. Tell us what are you looking for, what is your budget and your requirements. We will do our best for you to met your needs. EMAIL US NOW


  1. Hi

    I have icarsoft jlr . Can you provide me with more software for more vehicles to load on to it?

    1. Hi Derek, please let us know what model do you have ? We have only icarsoft LR V2.0 / LR II / LR V1.0 ??

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