Auto or car diagnostic tools are those equipments used for verifying the status of an automobile. The information given by these scan tools is very helpful for a mechanic or the owner of the car to determine the exact problem of the vehicle or just to run some quick tests. Auto diagnostic tools can be designed for one manufacture (let’s say BMW) or they can be used for a multiple number of cars. Auto diagnostic tools can be made not only for one or multiple cars but also for one or multiple functions like engine diagnostic tools, abs diagnostic tools or other car internal system.
Also vehicle diagnostic tools
can be produced like a stand alone equipment with it’s own operating system or a PC-based diagnostic tool equipment composed generally from a cable with a USB interface and a software that can be installed on a PC (an example of this type a diagnostic tools is BMW INPA
Ediabas DIS SSS GT1 USB OBD Diagnostic cable). Some PC-based car diagnostic tools can have besides a cable and a software an additional module for data conversion and functions that are not supported by a PC.
Auto or car diagnostic tools
are also known as OBD tools. OBD stands for On Board Diagnostics
and the term appeared for the first time in 1969 when Volkswagen introduced the first on-board computer with scanning capability.
Besides OBD tools this car diagnostic tools are also known as repair tools or scan tools .
The price for vehicle diagnostic tools can vary from 20$-30$, for PC-based tools, up to a few thousands $ (generally for stand alone auto diagnostic equipment).
The BMW diagnostic tools that we offer is PC-based and it’s called: BMW DIS Ediabas Inpa SSS GT1 USB OBD Diagnostic cable . If you are interested in it please click on the link above or the picture below.