Scanner Laptop programs

racprops

Well-Known Member
I find myself lusting over the new super automotive scanners…

The new ones seem to work very well, auto scanning, pointing out what needs looking at, helping figure out what needs replacement and even triggering independent parts and reading them to help pin point the problems.

But I wonder and fear these features may not work on my older pre-05 Cars. I have NO plans on ever owning anything newer.

Plus scanners with such features are not cheap, and even the cheap imports models from China seem to start at $400.00 Plus…

Up until now software running on a laptop seemed to be the answer, and I have found some fairly good ones.

But these programs lack: auto scanning, pointing out what needs looking at, helping figure out what needs replacement and even triggering independent parts and reading them to help pin point the problems: by Testing comportments .

I thought I had found such a set in a scam called TOAD, they make claim they do not deliver and my research has found every program they carry/offer is someone else’s. Be-warned!!

So does anyone here know of such a high end program for a laptop that has all these features??

Rich
 

FishFry

Member
As you said, most of those features not gonna work on those old cars, so there is no benefit over a $20 OBD Bluetooth adapter and a smartphone app.

Frank
 
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