Tech Tip: When choosing a scan tool, ask yourself the tough questions

Feb. 29, 2016
Take into consideration all of the tangibles and intangibles that are most important to what you do and how you operate.

Take into consideration all of the tangibles and intangibles that are most important to what you do and how you operate. Things such as coverage, ease of use, compatibility, ability to upgrade and, of course, cost, should all be considered. A word of advice—don’t get too hung up on cost. Consider new technologies available on today’s diagnostic tools, like Bluetooth capabilities and Android based operating systems. If you are leaning toward a more robust diagnostic tool, you should consider what other unique features the equipment comes with. For example, does it have repair information built in? Can it reprogram as well as diagnose and troubleshoot?

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