A serious European specialist will require one of two tools in order to do the coding and reprogramming necessary to repair a faulty window motor on this Mercedes S500: the factory scan tool or the Autologic.
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The Autologic Diagnostic System is designed to replicate the functionality (including coding and programming) of OEM tools used by automotive manufacturers. This system offers complete diagnostics for BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Land Rover, Jaguar, Volvo, Porsche, Rolls Royce, PSA/Renault and VW/Audi. Information is displayed on a large touch-sensitive screen through a simple menu structure, supported by help screens.
- The company claims it is the strongest programming and coding tool for the European market, emulating the dealer scan tool. Many technicians attest to the Autologic meeting or exceeding factory scan tool capabilities.
- The tool comes with the most in-depth tech support in the industry, the company claims, with master technicians in each car line, helping users do everything from diagnosis to adding custom software to a vehicle. Most software updates and customizations that cannot be attained instantly are addressed within 24 hours.
- Autologic’s touchscreen and simple layout make it easy for anyone to learn and use.
- Autologic presents users the opportunity to avoid subletting diagnostic and reprogramming work, allowing shops to take in more jobs and increase their ROI.
Features and benefits
The Autologic is a fully-loaded, dealer-level factory tool that is capable of diagnosis, programming and coding all the control units a given vehicle has. As a tool dealer, it is important to emphasize that the Autologic provides customers the ability to perform every diagnostic function a factory scan tool can do on an European vehicle. Other aftermarket scan tools do not have the ability to reflash modules with updated software and perform as many OEM-enhanced functions on European vehicles.
European vehicles require frequent software updates and the coding of different modules when changing components, so a true dealer-level scan tool has to have much higher capability than a regular scan tool in this market. The Autologic is designed for European specialists that want a more economical option than the dealer scan tool, which allows them to update their scanning interface. Factory scan tool interfaces are usually updated by the OEM every five years.
The Autologic hardware is made in Cheshire, U.K. and shipped out to over 150 countries worldwide. The software for all 16 brands is developed in-house by Autologic’s own team of over 50 specialist software engineers based in Oxfordshire, U.K.
Storage and display
Each Autologic is supplied with a set of standard cables, plus any additional cables required for a particular vehicle brand. The Autologic hardware unit and cables are contained in a durable, rugged flightcase for extra protection in the workshop environment.
Suggested retail price
The Autologic tool can hold up to eight European car lines for diagnostics, programming and coding. Pricing ranges from $ 9,350 to $59,400, depending on the software included. Individual software may be added at any time and all software packages come with one year of technical support and software updates. Financing as low as $400 a month is available.
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