The Best Diagnostic Scanner? Autel vs Launch vs Bosch vs Autoboss vs Snap-On vs Fcar vs Gscan vs Autocom

The market is full of diagnostic scan tools, from the cheap OBD2 units to mid-level clone/copy devices to the big boys (Autel, Launch, Facr, Bosch, Snap-on, Gscan, Autocom, Autologic etc). Below is a short write up on each. There are many pros and cons for many of the brands an models within those brands, but […]

Original Diagnostic Scanners Vs Grey Imports (Launch & Autel)

What are grey imports? “Grey” products are usually sourced directly from overseas suppliers instead of the authorised local distributor. What most people don’t realize, is that many “fly-by-night” sellers and even sellers that appear to be official are in fact not. What are the negatives of buying from a non-official reseller/grey import? Many “grey” products have […]

Autodata Software: Workshop Technical 2018


Autodata’s mission is to be the most innovative, accurate and respected supplier of technical information to the automotive aftermarket industry. Established in 1975, Autodata is Europe’s leading publisher of technical information to the automotive aftermarket through printed and electronic media. The holding company Autodata Publishing Group Limited employs approximately 200 people in 6 different countries with […]

The Ulitmate Buying Guide for Car Diagnostic Scanners

There are many different brands and models of car diagnostic tools with big price differences in the market. This can easily cause confusion, below is a list of the vital questions to ask the diagnostic salesman to make sure you are getting the functionality you need and secondly to make sure you don’t get overcharged, this way you […]