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Diagnostic scan tools and test equipment are significant investments for businesses.

Today’s garages need to rely on several diagnostic scan tools to ensure they have sufficient vehicle model coverage and diagnostics functionality.

AK Automotive understand the need to be properly equipped. We are distributors for the VDO Autodiagnos VCI scan tool from Continental Corporation and Chauvin Arnoux digital multi-meters.

Something to think about before you buy

Many diagnostic scan tools are under utilized because they either lack the functionality required by the technician, or the more in-depth functions are not fully understood. This is in part attributable to the tool manufacturer making the equipment over complicated with difficult to navigate menu structures.

A good diagnostic scan tool should, in the first instance, be easy to use, intuitive in its diagnostic menu structure, and most importantly, enable the technician to establish diagnostic communication with the vehicle quickly and easily – after all, time is money!

Many of the leading scan tools now incorporate integrated guided fault finding instructions, often also supported by the tool manufacturer’s online technical information data base. Such information provides component locations, test measurement parameters, wiring diagrams and technical bulletins.

So when you are looking for a diagnostic scan tool for your business, take the time to shop around and investigate the functionality of the tool you are interested in. Above all, have a clear idea in your mind about what you ultimately want to do with the tool (i.e. do you want to just read and clear fault codes, or are you looking for a more in depth diagnostic capability).

AK Automotive have a wealth of experience of working with diagnostic scan tool equipment, both at OE level and especially in the aftermarket. Our brand experience covers Saab, Vauxhall, VW/Audi Group, LDV and Hyundai. We are owner-users of a wide range of diagnostic tools. We know what we need from a scan tool for our business, and equally, we also know what is not useful and therefore should be avoided.

So, if you want some unbiased honest advice from an experienced diagnostic scan tool owner- user, contact Tony Kitchen (mobile: 07484 831-015) at AK Automotive for an informal chat and see how we can help.