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How to choose a multi-brand car diagnostic tool?

What is a diagnostic tool for?

Cars are becoming more and more modern and are incorporating many electronic components into their systems. It can therefore become difficult, time-consuming and sometimes costly to find the source of a breakdown or to check the condition of your vehicle. That's where the car diagnostic tool comes in. This tool is designed to detect faults quickly and easily. All you have to do is plug it into your car and the rest of the work is done by itself.

There are mainly two types of car tools: those specifically designed for a certain manufacturer and those suitable for all makes. Understandably, it is much more worthwhile to buy a multi-brand diagnostic tool. Indeed, if you want to use your diagnostic tool on more than one vehicle, or if you plan to change the manufacturer when you will buy a new car, you won't need to change your tool and you'll save money. But how do you know which diagnostic tool to buy?

How to choose a multi-brand car diagnostic tool

How to choose your car diagnostic tool?

With so many diagnostic tools available, it is necessary to know the criteria that will determine if a car tool is of good quality or if it is better to skip it. Let's look at some of them:

Ease of use

In order to be able to use it fully, it is essential that the interface of your tool is user-friendly and easy to understand. For this, we advise you to choose a model with instructions in English and with a colour screen. Indeed, although models with a black and white screen are sometimes less expensive, reading the information is difficult due to the lack of colour. That's why iCarsoft's range of multi-brand car tools includes a colour screen, so that you can have easy-to-use diagnostic tools.

A large database

The larger the database used by the tool, the easier it will be to determine the exact cause of the fault. In addition, the diagnosis will be made quicker, thus saving time and money. This is why we have chosen to offer free and unlimited updates with our devices, in addition to a large database. This way, the database you have at your disposal is always larger and your device becomes more efficient.

The price

Price is often a determining factor in the choice of an item and this is certainly the case for car diagnostic tools. However, it is important to remember that in general the higher the price of a diagnostic tool, the more extensive are its features. So it is worth considering what you want to use it for, so that you can choose the one that will meet your expectations, even if it costs slightly more.

The perfect car diagnostic tool for you

As we have seen with these three points, the purchase of a diagnostic tool needs to be thought through. You need to consider what you want to use it for, what database it has and how simple it is. But once chosen, this multi-brand diagnostic tool will allow you to make significant savings that will largely compensate for its purchase. So get yours!

Find our full range of multi-brand diagnostic tools here.

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