A vital piece of equipment in our tool box is a diagnostic tool.
We use this to connect to a Cars on-board computer via the Cars Diagnostic Port
The information we get back helps us to determine the health of a vehicle
The Tool is great to obtain any fault code information which may have illuminated a dash board light and will then help us determine what the problem is and how much it is going to cost us to fix.
The Tool is also good for clearing your own fault codes and diagnosing your own faults on any cars you own. a Local garage can charge you anywhere between £50 -£100+just to run a diagnostic check for you, so investing in one now will save you money in the long run.
These are our Top Diagnostic Tools for 2018:
Autool Engine Fault Reader CS320 (Click for current price on Amazon) – Great Tool when starting out, connects to most vehilces and provides you will fault codes and the ability to clear certain engine fault codes.
Carsoft CR-PLUS Automotive Diagnostic Tool (Click for current price on Amazon) – The best diagnostic tool we have used which covers pretty much every vehicle. Also allows you to reset airbag, Abs and Service lights which a lot of scanners don’t allow, for the price this is a beast of a tool!