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2024 Essential Auto Shop OBD2 Scanner Tools

Every automotive shop faces unique challenges and requirements. Whether you are building a new workshop or upgrading an existing one, OBD2 scanner tools can improve the efficiency of automotive workshop maintenance.

Essential OBD2 Tools for Automotive Workshops

In an automotive repair shop, having the right OBD2 tools ensures convenience and helps you provide quality service efficiently and safely. The right set of tools can significantly increase productivity and ensure that every job, from basic maintenance to complex repairs, is completed with precision.

OBD2 Tools for Automotive Workshops

Why do you need OBD2 tools?

OBD2 stands for On-Board Diagnostics and is designed to help automotive technicians diagnose vehicle problems faster and more accurately. For vehicles after 1996, the OBD2 interface is a must.

OBD2 scanner tools range from simple barcode readers to sophisticated diagnostic devices, providing useful information to help mechanics diagnose and maintain vehicles.

1. Full system diagnostic scanner: Bidirectional control/active test

The full system diagnostic scanner supports all system diagnostics of the vehicle and can be used to read/clear codes, provide ECU information, display live data, perform active testing, and special functions for all available modules.

The OBD2 scanner's Bidirectional Control/Active Test not only reads and interprets the vehicle's data, but can also enter commands to test the vehicle's brakes, transmission and other systems.

Full system diagnostic scanner

Autel full system diagnostic scanner recommendation: Autel 808 series and above.

2. OBD2 code reader: for DIY enthusiasts

The OBD-II code reader can perform the OBD-II test of the car and fully understand the status of the car, including simple code reading and clearing work.

Click to view Autel OBD-II code reader

3. IMMO Key Fob Programming Tool

IMMO Key Fob Programming Tool can provide factory-level anti-theft functions, such as EEPROM/MCU read/write, total key loss (read PIN/CS), key generation/remote learning, IMMO ECU adaptation/refresh/encoding, etc.

IMMO and vehicle scan tools can also provide OE full system OBD2 diagnostics and all system special functions including ENG/TCM/BCM/TPMS/SRS/ABS, the perfect airbag scanner.

2024 Leading automotive IMMO scanners: Autel IM508S, Autel IM608S II.

4.TPMS Service Tool Car Diagnostic Scanner

The TPMS scanning tool can support all functions of the automotive TPMS system, including TPMS health check, reading and clearing TPMS codes, screen DTC description, resetting TPMS warning lights, activating/relearning original and after-sales TPMS sensors, reading sensor data, Program Autel MX sensors, as well as check key fob frequencies, fast/advanced modes, tire type/pressure selection and more for faster and better TPMS repairs and service.

Simple TPMS service tools only support TPMS systems, while advanced TPMS tools integrate diagnostic scanners with TPMS services to accommodate more cars for maintenance.

2024 Leading Automotive TPMS Scanner: Autel TS508WF, Autel TS501, Autel TS900, Autel ITS600, Autel MX900-TS.

Autel MaxiTPMS TS501 TPMS Diagnostic, Sensor Programming, Sensor Activating, Sensor Relearn Tool

5.EV Intelligent Diagnostic Scanner

EV scanner is a scanner tool launched for better inspection and maintenance of pure electric vehicles and hybrid vehicles. EV Scanner provides comprehensive analysis of electric and hybrid vehicles with extended topology mapping and battery pack analysis.

EV scanner tools provide all the features you need to perform electrical and electronic circuit testing and monitor signal activity in today's vehicles. At the same time, the EV scanner can also diagnose gas vehicles, eliminating the trouble of turning to other scanning tools.

2024 Top Electric Vehicle Diagnostic Scanners: Autel MS909EV, Autel MS919EV, Autel Ultra EV.

Autel Maxisys MS909EV

6. Truck Scanner

Commercial vehicle scanners are specially designed for 12V and 24V semi-trucks, pickup trucks, heavy-duty trucks and 99% of commercial vehicles. Professional-grade truck scanners cover almost all systems of semi-commercial vehicles, including engines, transmissions, ABS, SRS, Airbags, instrument panels, etc. Accurate and comprehensive diagnostic results help you quickly identify and solve vehicle problems.

2024 Top Commercial Diagnostic Scanners: Autel MS908CV, Autel MS909CV, Autel MS908CV II.

Autel MaxiSys MS909CV Scanner: 2024 Heavy Truck Tool Updated of MS906CV MS908CV

7. Scanner tool that supports ADAS services

ADAS calibration is the process of precisely aligning, testing, and electronically aiming the sensors that collect data for a vehicle's advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). ADAS calibration tools can be used to calibrate ADAS systems such as forward collision warning (FCW), lane departure warning (LDW), and automatic emergency braking (AEB).

With MaxiSys calibration tools and precise software, Autel MaxiSys ADAS is the ideal calibration tool for collision repair, glass replacement and repair shops.

mk908 ADAS functions

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