What are the best OBD2 scanners?

An OBD2 scanner can help you determine the condition of your electronics and vehicle. This will help you find the best way to fix most problems. This list gathers the best OBD2 scanners in the market. If you think a scanner has helped you and is not in the list, feel free to add it and comment. 

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    #1Autel Maxidas DS808

    Autel Maxidas DS808

    Autel's scanner can run a full diagnostic system scan on various vehicles, including 20 BMW models. It has OBD2 functions, power balance test, ECU info, calibrating weigh sensor, and much more.

    Electronics

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    Arthur Montgomery
    Written on June 5, 2019
    "Bought a couple of these for my shop. Autels obd2 scanners are reliable for working on autos. "
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    #2Innova 3160g

    Innova 3160g

    The Innova 3160g is a car code reader/scan tool made by Innova. It has the ability to read and clear check engine lights on any OBD2 car, light truck, SUV, and hybrids. The device can also stream/record real-time live data for later use.

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    Jack Schneider
    Written on June 5, 2019
    "The innova cannot auto transmission codes. For other uses, its not bad. "
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    #3Actron CP9580A

    Actron CP9580A

    This Scanner has a CodeConnect feature that runs the error through its online database and provides you with a fix. The Actron CP9580A can also read ABS error codes. 

    Electronics

    $175

    Edison Meng
    Written on June 5, 2019
    "Actron is a reliable obd2 scanner tool for my garage. You just got to watch out for the cord since it can easily melt if it is sitting on a hot surface."
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    #4Autel AL619

    Autel AL619

    The Autel AL619 is a car code reader/scan tool made by AutoLink. It has the ability to diagnose ABS/ SRS system codes on OBD2 cars, light trucks, SUVs, and hybrids. The device can also stream/record real-time live data for later use.

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    Ken Wu
    Written on June 5, 2019
    "Price is too steep for a unit. still a great scanner to teach newcomers at our shop. "
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    #5LAUNCH X431

    LAUNCH X431

    The X431 from Launch can run a full diagnostic test on your vehicle's fuel system, transmission, emission system, power train, and more. The device also has full OBD2 functions for certain car models.

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    Jim Gao
    Written on June 5, 2019
    "The x431 is great but cant use this scanner all of the time since it does not work on every model that comes by the shop. "
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    #6ANCEL AD510

    ANCEL AD510

    The scanner tool from Ancel features full OBD service modes such as graphics data stream, check engine lights error code, and more. It can also work with OBD2 protocols like KW2000 and ISO9141.

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    Dan Xu
    Written on June 5, 2019
    "compared to our autel scanner, ancel has a small screen. Still better to have this as my backup tool. "
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    #7Autek IFIX919

    Autek IFIX919

    This OBD2 scanner from Autek can check on various functions of your vehicle such as the transmission, airbag control units, engine, and more. It also supports multiple languages, including English and Spanish. 

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    Arthur Sanders
    Written on June 5, 2019
    "If you can find one at a reasonable price. the 919 are the kind of obd2 scanners that will last a long time. There are new scanners that are cheap and works just as good."
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    #8Ancel AD310

    Ancel AD310

    The Ancel AD310 is a car code reader/scan tool made by Ancel. It has the ability to fast scan and clear trouble codes on any OBD2 car, light truck, SUV, and hybrids. The device also doesn't need any batteries or charger.

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    Gao Wei
    Written on June 5, 2019
    "While this was cheap and can do a doable scan, it will just bug out and stop working at certain times. Good thing those times are just a few instances. "

Summary

Best What are the best OBD2 scanners
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Autel Maxidas DS808Electronics 18 Paid
2Innova 3160gElectronics 16 Paid
3Actron CP9580AElectronics 7 Paid
4Autel AL619Electronics 3 Paid
5LAUNCH X431Electronics 2 Paid
6ANCEL AD510Electronics 2 Paid
7Autek IFIX919Electronics 2 Paid
8Ancel AD310Electronics 1 Paid
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