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Best DTC Car Diagnostic Tool For Workshops in 2018
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Best DTC Car Diagnostic Tool For Workshops in 2018


Do you have a small workshop or on your way to open your own workshop and looking for a good diagnostic tool? I’m working as a diagnostic technician, doing troubleshooting of cars all days long. I have tested a lot of diagnostic tools and have seen what’s working best. Because I have tested DTC tools all between 20 to 50.000 dollars I have seen what’s working best for the price. I have found one tool that is working really great for the money, which I would recommend to anyone without feeling bad.

Of course, that tool for 50.000 $ was better, but not that much better if you are looking at the price.

The tool I’m really surprised by is the Maxisys Diagnostic tool. You can get one from around 1,000 $ depending a lot of what model and equipment you need. I’ll link here too, what I think is a good package/kit with the most necessary tools that you need to have in a workshop.

If you are interested to get more information about the tool, you can check it out here Autel Maxisys Pro MS908P Vehicle Diagnostics Scanner


It’s a kit that is including:

  • Autel Maxisys Pro MS908P
  • J2534 Programming Device
  • TS401 TPMS Service Tool
  • All neccessary adapters and diagnostics tools


Product description from Amazon:

The Autel MaxiSYS Pro Diagnostic Scanner utilizes an ultra-powerful A9 quad-core, 1.40GHz processor that offers a 50% increase
in speed versus competing products,a 9.7 LED screen with a 1,024 x 768 resolution capacitive touch screen, a 32 GB Solid State
hard drive,the revolutionary multitasking Android Operating System and comprehensive OE-level vehicle coverage

The Advanced Automotive Diagnostic Tool includes the J-2534 reprogramming box and special MaxiSYS Pro software needed for shops
and technicians who demand a comprehensive diagnostic system capable of completing even the most complicated and demanding tasks.
It comes with all of necessary adaptors for 1996 & newer vehicles, software for Domestic, Asian & European vehicles (J-2534 manufacturer
updates sold separately) and cables needed to get the job done, as well as one year of FREE updates.

  • Free 1 year software update via internet on autel official website
  • 9.7 LED screen with a resolution of 1,024 x 768 capacitive touch screen
  • Utilizing an A9 quad-core 1.40GHz processor that offers 50% increase in speed versus competing products
  • Support WIFI: Dual-band (2.4 GHz & 5.0 GHz) 802.11n Wi-Fi to access your favorite web resources
  • Support Bluetooth: The VCI connects wirelessly to the main unit with Long-Range Class 1 Bluetooth
  • Vehicle Coverage: Extensive vehicle coverage for more than 80 US, Asian and European vehicle makes


It’s working great for a daily use in your workshop and it has the most common functions that you need. You will for sure not be disappointed. If you buy it you can write your own review in the comment section down below here to show others what you think about this tool.

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