Welcome to the 2018 Scan Tool Spec Guide,
brought to you by Professional Tool &
Equipment News, Professional Distributor and
Fleet Maintenance magazines.
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Today’s automotive landscape
is interesting to be part of. With
vehicle technology rapidly
advancing, some say current
generations are witnessing the
beginning of the largest change in
transportation since the Model T
replaced the horse and buggy.
One thing that hasn’t changed
in all the years of automotive
history – and won’t change in the
future – is the fact that vehicles still
require maintenance and repair.
The tools required to perform that
work, on the other hand, have
changed dramatically. Modern
vehicles now contain computers
running more lines of code than
the space shuttle. To read that
code and determine what needs
to be serviced, technicians use
For shops servicing more
than one brand of vehicle, OEM
scan tools aren’t always the most
logical choice. To find a solution
compatible with multiple makes
and models, technicians often turn
to aftermarket scan tools. That’s
where the 2018 PTEN Scan Tool
Spec Guide comes in.
Covering the OBD-II Generic,
OBD-II Enhanced and Heavy Duty
categories, this convenient guide
compares aftermarket scan tools
side-by-side, making it easier for
shops to decide which one best
suits their needs. Over the next
several pages, you’ll find the most
up-to-date information on scan
tools from 26 different companies.
Keep this guide on-hand for a quick
reference as you consider scan
tools for your business.