Top 10 diagnostic products Q1 2022

April 1, 2022
Looking to upgrade your shop's diagnostic equipment this year? Check out the most clicked on diagnostic tools on from the first quarter.

The beginning of the year brought an abundance of product launches, including many new diagnostic tools and equipment. With electric vehicles and ADAS technology on the rise, technicians need the proper tools to make repairs on this advancing technology. Let's take a look at the most clicked on diagnostic tools and equipment sent to PTEN's editors throughout Q1. 

10. IM1 Key Programmer

The OTOFIX IM1 Key Programmer is a professional-grade and easy-to-use automobile key programming tool. It supports IMMO functions for many makes and models, including BMW, Volkswagen, Audi, GM, Ford, Mazda, and Nissan.

9. Mobiletron PT47 TPMS Servicing Tool

The Mobiletron PT47 TPMS Servicing Tool from MOREsensor activates and reads TPMS sensors on most U.S. and European passenger vehicles, displays all sensor data (ID, tire pressure, tire temperature, battery status, etc.), and provides comprehensive indirect, manual, and auto relearn procedure information.

8. Turbo Smoke Machine, No. KITXD600T

The K-Tool International Turbo Smoke Machine, No. KITXD600T, is designed to locate leaks quickly on regular and light trucks. 

7. TA496 PicoBNC+ 60A DC Compact Current Clamp

The TA496 PicoBNC+ 60A DC Compact Current Clamp from Pico Technology features a small design, offering users improved accessibility in tight locations. With built-in PicoBNC+ technology, the TA496 is easy to use and doesn't need maintenance as it is powered by the PicoBNC+ oscilloscope.

6. RapAssist, No. MDRAPASSIST

The Matco Tools RapAssist, No. MDRAPASSIST, is a remote diagnostic and programming support multi-tool powered by Opus IVS.

5. ThinkTPMS T109

The ThinkTPMS T109 from Thinkcar combines TPMS services with OBD-II diagnostic functions.

4. Code Buddy Pro+, No. 904

The Electronic Specialties Code Buddy Pro+, No. 904, is a code scanner that pulls/erases trouble codes and displays the live data stream.


The Thinkcar THINKDIAG 2 is an diagnostic device that supports CANFD protocol, providing fast and accurate diagnostics.

2. X-431 IMMO Pad

The X-431 IMMO Pad from Launch Tech is a comprehensive key and module programming device that supports Asian, Domestic, and European vehicle applications for OBD-II diagnostics, bidirectional controls, and module replacement and re-programming.

1. VCM Lite

The Ford Rotunda VCM Lite (vehicle communications module lite) is a diagnostic tool that allows vehicle diagnosis with the Ford DiagNow mobile app, available on Apple and Android devices.

About the Author

Emily Markham | Editor | PTEN and Professional Distributor

Emily Markham is the editor of  Professional Tool & Equipment News (PTEN) and Professional Distributor magazines. These publications are part of the Endeavor Business Media Vehicle Repair Group.

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