Car Scan Tool (OBD) – Queries & Discussions


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Friends can you share a brand name or link from some Indian shopping website? Had a terrible experience with aliexpress. Planning for the Bluetooth one, speed is not that important although it might be when I get a habit of it, wanted to buy it because everytime I hear sir your car needs this and that etc.etc. You can't really trust these service centres.
 
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Most of the ones listed are generic ones. Anything will do. Search with ELM327 and check reviews and price and checkout.
Thanks. Final query, the expensive one's, higher than 5000 say that ota updates will be there+that they show more readings which other, basically cheaper one's, don't show. Is that true or just marketing gimmicks? People have purchased these for more than 10k also
 
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Thanks. Final query, the expensive one's, higher than 5000 say that ota updates will be there+that they show more readings which other, basically cheaper one's, don't show. Is that true or just marketing gimmicks? People have purchased these for more than 10k also
Kind of true, but enough datas and error codes available for basic troubleshooting purposes.
 
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Have ordered one. Will share review on receiving it.
Is VCDS superior to obd? What more functions, features does it have?
VCDS stands for VAG-COM Diagnostic System and it is primarily used for diagnostics and adjustments of Volkswagen Group motor vehicles, including Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Audi, Bentley (limited), Lamborghini (limited), SEAT, and Škoda automobiles.

Cheap Chinese OBD scanners has basic support for VAG-COM like error check but some doesn't work properly. If you are a professional or own a car diagnostics and tuning shop then you may look for expensive scanning devices. For personal use, a cheap Chinese OBD scanner is enough.

Expensive OBD or VAG scanners support flashing and configuring ECU, key alignment (Immobilizer), engine tuning, sensor reconfiguring or pairing and many more. The software used in these scanners is subscription based so it has to be renewed or updated yearly or two mostly via OTA and some scanners access internet for online validation before you can use it.
 
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