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Best scan tools with ECU programming | Reviewed by a mechanic

ECU programming is usually performed at a car dealership. However, you can totally program the ECUs at home with the right scan tools or software.  Bad news, they’re not going to be cheap! But if you choose the right tool and the right method, you can save lots of money! And when I say “lots …

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Top 6 OBD2 scanners with relearn [for TPMS, Crankshaft, Throttle relearn]

When replacing sensors in your vehicle, a relearn is always required for the newly fitted sensors to relay the information to the relevant system. Relearn functions are quite sophisticated, requiring expensive OBD2 scan tools. The three main types of relearn functions are: TPMS relearn. Throttle position sensor (or idle relearn) Crankshaft position sensor (or case …

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Best OBD2 scanners with live data | Don’t buy expensive tools for no reason

Live data is one of the main functions of OBD2 scanners. It provides information from the vehicle’s computer data like engine RPM, ltft, stft, and more. Besides diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs), these real-time parameters are crucial when it comes to car diagnostic. Doesn’t matter if you buy a 20 bucks or a $5000 scanner, they …

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foxwell nt706 vs nt716 vs nt726

Foxwell NT706 vs NT716 vs NT726 – Who is the big brother

Are you a car enthusiast looking for an OBD2 scan tool?  The Foxwell series have stepped up their OBD2 game with the NT7 series.  In this article, I will compare the three popular Foxwell devices, the NT706, NT716, and NT726. Let’s get to it! What is so special about the Foxwell NT7- series? The Foxwell …

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Autel Maxisys Elite v.s Pro MK908P

Autel Maxisys Elite v.s Pro MK908P – H2H comparison and review

The Autel Maxisys Elite and Pro MK908P are two high-end advanced OBD2 scanners for auto technicians. Apart from the price and hardware, both the scan tools offer similar functionalities diagnosing basic and complex car problems. Let’s explore the differences to find out which device is best for you. Price The Autel Maxisys Elite is relatively …

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autel mk808 vs mx808 comparison

Autel MK808 VS MX808 – H2H comparison and review

The Autel MK808 and the MX808 are both mid-level OBD2 tablet scanners offering similar features.  The MX808 was launched for offline distributors and local shops, while the MK808 was aimed at online dealers. However, since 2017 both the devices have been available online for purchase. These products have basic and some advanced features perfect for …

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launch pros mini vs diagun v comparison

LAUNCH X431 PROS Mini vs Diagun V – H2H comparison and review

The Launch X431 Pros Mini and the Diagun V are some of the advanced OBD2 scanners on the market.  Here I will compare the two, from price to hardware, features, and more.  Before I start comparing the two, I know that some of you come here for a Diagun IV review. If so, you should …

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launch creader viii vs crp129 comparison and review

Launch Creader VIII VS CRP129 – H2H comparison and review

The Launch has dominated the OBD2 scanners market with multiple product releases. The CRP129 is one of the best offerings from the brand. Here we will compare the two premium code readers from the same manufacturer, the Creader VIII, and its notorious flagship CRP129. Let’s compare the two and find out which one is a …

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LAUNCH Creader VII+ v.s CRP123 – H2H comparison and review

Having a good code reader can save you a lot of money in the long run. Recently, I came across two similar devices, the Launch Creader VII+ and CRP123. After using them in different scenarios, here are some comparisons between the two. Stick until the end for my two cents on which one is the …

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