Reading out a car is done with an OBD scanner. OBD scanners have become indispensable for garages. Depending on the diagnostic system software (OBD scanner), it is possible to read fault codes and view other data. It allows cars and vans to be diagnosed and repaired.
Minimum requirements of a decent OBD scanner
Communicating with the vehicle
Reading error codes
Erasing fault codes
What OBD devices are there?
There are universal, brand-specific and professional diagnostic devices.
Universal diagnostic equipment can only connect to the engine management module. This is done through the EOBD protocol. All cars on the European market from year 2001 (petrol) and 2004 (diesel) are required to comply with the EOBD standard. Vehicles produced after that can be read via the EOBD protocol anyway.
Using Autel diagnostic systems: With brand-specific diagnostic software, it is possible (depending on the device) to connect to all available vehicle modules, usually at dealer level.
Professional diagnostic equipment gives access to almost all vehicle modules on almost all vehicles. Professional diagnostic equipment gives access to almost all vehicle modules on almost all vehicles.It is often also possible to adjust and programme settings.
Which OBD scanner to buy?
Check out the Autel range below, we are without a doubt the OBD partner you are looking for. As an official importer for Belgium, Sanders Parts is the best choice.
Brand-specific OBD scanners
Professional OBD scanners
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