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Which Scan Tool Is Best For Me?

Q. Hello, I am just starting to do automotive jobs. Recommend for me a diagnostic tool that can be used on Honda, Toyota, Nissan and maybe more. The tool must be accurate and user friendly. I live in Jamaica and have $300.00 to spend.

Which Scan Tool Is Best For Me?

A. There are a number of scan tools on the market that are good tools for what you want. But you have to decide what you want your scan tool to do. There are a wide variety of scan tools with varied capabilities.

You can get a basic code reader that is compatible with most all vehicles for about $175.00 to $200.00. But all it does is read the codes and, most, tell you what those codes are.

If you want a scan tool that will monitor what the sensors are doing and what they are reading, You can get some nice ones from about $400.00 to models with a scope that can run as high as $3,000.00. There are some that connects your laptop to the vehicle and reads codes as well as what the sensors are doing. Most have the capability of storing this information for future reference.

What you need to do is decide what you want your scan tool to do and check out the various makes and models that are available and see which ones best meets your needs and pocketbook. Here are some reviews to get you started.

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