When it comes to diagnosing today's vehicle, the scan tool is king. But one may not be enough. Unlike buying a hand tool or socket sets, buying a scan tool is bit more complex. With many to choose from and being a large investment, conducting research before making the big purchase is essential. Here are some of the latest diagnostic scan tools that have crossed our desks.
The CanDo HD Code Pro is a mid-line code scanner that will diagnose light to heavy duty commercial vehicles. The scanner reads and clear codes as well as performs DPF resets and regens.
The Snap-on ZEUS+ is an advanced information-driven scan and scope device, offering onboard storage and processing and communications capabilities. Fast-Track Intelligent Diagnostics simplifies the diagnostic process and guides technicians through the repair, avoiding unnecessary steps along the way.
The Launch Tech X-431 Torque 5 is a tri-function device that serves as the VCI for OBD diagnostics in addition to a digital multimeter and a two-channel oscilloscope.
The Mac Tools Elite Code Reader, No. ET1600, has a 4" touchscreen, is Android based, and supports 10 OBD-II modes and CAN protocols. It has six reset service functions, including BMS, oil, EPB, ABS bleeding, SAS, and brake.
The Matco Tools Maximus Flex Pro Diagnostic Scan Tool is an Android-based tablet with 10.1" high resolution touchscreen that is designed to be flexible to meet the needs and budget of any automotive technician.
The TOPDON TopScan is capable of reading and clearing fault codes for over 60 different vehicle makes across American, Asian, and European vehicles as well as offers advanced diagnostics and bidirectional control through the user's phone.
Noregon's latest JPRO Professional 2023 v1 Update includes a significant increase in coverage for off-highway construction vehicles and equipment.
The Autel MaxiSYS MSUltra EV and MS909 EV offer comprehensive vehicle coverage for U.S., European, and Asian electric, gas, diesel, and hybrid vehicles.
The Bosch ADS and ADS X 5.1, 5.2, and 5.3 Software Updates further improve user experience by introducing a ‘manage photo’ feature, allowing technicians to launch the camera or upload existing photos to scan reports, special test, and calibration reports.
The latest Opus IVS DriveSafe Software Update includes key productivity enhancements such as the IVSMap Vehicle Blueprint and related invoicing automatically transferring to the CCC work file.
This product compilation originally ran in the May 2023 issue of PTEN.