Actron CP9690With the ability to perform both OBD1 and OBD2 functions, the Actron CP9690 is a versatile choice that is ideal for both professional mechanics and casual car owners. It is compatible with a variety of vehicles and has the ability to read both generic trouble codes, SRS codes among others. The display screen is coloured and big enough for accurate reading and it comes with a trouble code library. Finally, it is equipped with oil service light reset and battery monitoring reset features.
Nexpeak NX501The Nexpeak NX501 is an all-round generic DTC code reader that is equipped with a user-friendly software. It is the ideal tool for engine control diagnostics since it can read manufacturer, generic and pending trouble codes from the engine. It is modestly priced and does not compromise on performance. The disadvantage of this tool is that it can only read the generic trouble codes.
Scantool 426101Ideal for casual car owners, the Scantool pairs with your Android or Windows phone, computer or tablet and transforms it to an OBD2 scanner. It is a versatile device that finds the cause for the "check engine light", ABS lights, airbag lights and goes a step further to give you suggestions for fixes. The best part about this scanner is the fact that you can leave the sensor plugged into the port and it will not have any adverse effects on your car's battery. It is a good scanner despite the fact that it does not work with Apple operating systems.
Innova 3100JIf your car was manufactured between 1996 and now, then you should consider getting this scanner. Equipped with a Freeze Frame fucntion, you can tell when excactly the check engine light turned on, gauge your car's fuel trim, coolant temperature among other readings. It also has a well lit multi-functional screen that is easy to read and gives you variety of information at once. Moreover, it gets rid of unnecessary ABS and SRS codes and it allows you to monitor your battery and alternator. The only downside with this device is that it does not come with code documentation so you have to decipher the code readout on your own.
Launch X431The Launch X431 looks like a tablet and it packs features that make it a convenient choice for professional mechanics. It can read most of the car connectors that have been equipped with OBD I or OBD II capabilities and it comes with fourteen more connectors for vehicles in the EU and Asia. It is equipped with a HD screen for reading graphs and runs on Android OS that makes it easy to operate. Moreover, this device doesn't just look like a tablet but it can also perform tablet functions such as playing music, taking photos and you can connect it to the internet.
Ancel FX6000Compatible with most car models that were manufactured between 1992-2017, the Ancel FX6000 offers you more functions than other scanners in this category. It is suitable for small workshops thanks to its coding and programming abilities. It can also read a number of functions including engine, ABS, airbag, transmission control units and many more. Moreover, it comes with a free two-year software update. It is slightly more expensive than other scanners but the features it offers are definitely worth it.
Autel Maxisys Pro MS908 Professional OBD2 ScannerIf you're looking for a feature packed scanner that will allow you to perform a diagnosis over all the systems of your car's ECU, the Autel Maxisys Pro MS908 Professional OBD2 Scanner will detect faulty systems and retrieve DTCs. It also has a wide vehicle coverage enabling it to be used in diagnose vehicles from over 80 brands in the US, Europe and Asia. When it comes to features, it has an A9 Quad Core 1.40GHz processor that runs on Android and is a breeze to use. It also has a 9.7-inch LED-backlit multi touch display with IPS technology and a 1024x768 resolution.
BlueDriver BluetoothBlueDriver Bluetooth is a user friendly, cost effective and very cable scanner that will diagnose issues in your car and propose a solution, thus helping you save valuable time and money. It comes with an associated application that's available on both Android and iOS and all you have to do is plug the Bluetooth OBD2 scanner into the port and when the blue light appears, connect to it using the application. The scanner then matches your car's make, model, and trouble code to a particular fix from a database of more than 30 million fixes, which have been verified by licensed expert mechanics.