Diagnostic Network Welcomes Autel as a Corporate Partner
I’m happy to announce that the professional automotive diagnostic tool company Autel has come on board as one of our newest Corporate Partners of Diagnostic Network. Please help in welcoming them to the family of great companies helping support our mission!
Autel is one of the leading developers, manufacturers, and distributors of professional automotive diagnostic tools, equipment, and accessories. Autel is committed to producing leading-edge tools providing customers worldwide with enduring value and superior technology. It is our dedication to research and development for more than 15 years that enabled us to create products that have consistently met or exceeded customer’s expectations.
Autel is proudly supporting professional technicians in more than 50 countries worldwide through its various innovative products and services.
For more information, please visit autel.com.
Thanks for being a Sponsor Autel ! I have a number of your tools and am very happy with the way they work. I think they are the best value of any “pro” tools. I use them for TPMS, Key & Remote Programming, & General diagnostic scanning.
Fantastic! I've been a fan of Autel since I bought my first DS708! Many tools since, and very happy with the new BAS. Autel does great things, and I'm happy to hear they're on-board!
That's Awesome! I love their commercial vehicle tool. Best bang for buck for On Highway Truck Diagnostics.
Welcome aboard Autel. I've been a happy fan since my purchase of the DS708 10yrs ago.
Great News, My first tool was the DS 708 many years ago with many other diagnostic tool in the shop and this was in use more than any of the others.
Awesome to know Scott, Just as Gregory, I started with the DS708,and then 908Pro, Elite and now Ultra. Love their tools. and to top it off Adas full system.
That is great news. I was a little sketchy about Autel at first because I was a dedicated Snap On guy for years with the MT2500 “red brick”. Technology finally became too much for that dedicated tool. As I looked into going with a newer Scanner, it was overwhelming how many similar and overlapping scanner platforms Snap On had come out with. And the pricing was phenomenal compared to others out there.
I finally decided for the money and versatility to go with the Autel 906BT. Shortly after that I purchased the scope and an inspection camera. I did not realize how far behind I had fallen with my older stuff. I work on mostly older vehicles, but I was finding myself limited when it came to newer vehicles. I like the compact design of the 906BT and it gets the job done.
Currently I don't do much programming, but it is becoming commonplace these days, so I may graduate up to the Ultra.
The only concern I have with Autel is a tech has to watch out for copy cat fraud units and also make sure they purchase from a vendor who provides good after sale support. DO NOT BUY Autel on Amazon,
I used the 906bt for 2 years and loved it. It belonged to the Tire shop I worked for. After changing shops, I found myself using an outdated android based OTC/Bosch/mac unit. I was constantly waiting for it to catch up. Or dive into several levels to find the function I needed wasn't supported. So I spent the money on an autel. First, I bought an 808bt. All of the screens looked just like the 906bt and it was a whole lot cheaper. Only to find out that the pricing on autel tools directly correlate to functionality. So I sold it and bought the Maxisys. I am extremely pleased with the unit, Ive had it for 1.5 years.
My take away from this is the following. Autel classifies their Scan tools as Stage 1, Stage 2, and Stage 3. The 808 is a Stage one tool. The 906 is a stage two, and the 908/maxisys is a Stage three. Each stage adds more functionality. I wish I had understood this from the onset. Although the menus look identical in the beginning, as you drill down you will see things missing on the Stage one and two machines. That is why I decided to go ahead and live on the bleeding edge of technology and buy the (at the time) most advanced tool autel offered for automotive.
Six months later they came out with the ultra. (disgust) I guess that's why they call it the bleeding edge. Don't get me wrong, I love my Maxisys, and one of the things that swayed me was the 2 years update that was included. Those updates are 1295.00 retail. They have now discontinued the maxisys. AES-wave still have units available, and to date it is the only autel that comes with 2 years. The one thing I have seen featured on the Ultra, that I really like is the network topology, and the ability to scope terminals of the ALDL through the scope internally while scan tool is connected.
Yes I bought mine through a tool dealer to ensure that it was an authentic Autel US model. I would recommend AES-Wave, as they will have better service than your local tool dealer. Generally the local tool dealer knows nothing about the tool.(just my experience)
I hope my experience helps someone make an informed decision on their next 5000.00 dolllar purchase.
Autel has a great and innovative product line
Good news indeed, always use autel as first option. Very quick and easy to use. Agree with earlier comment to only purchase genuine, they have done the hard work and disserve to benefit and continue to upgrade. Very popular in uk.
I had an older DS708 scanner and the software card went bad…I got zero support from AUTEL…so good luck with your sponsor….
I think the DS708 was replaced by the DS808. The DS708 is and older platform. If your subscription was way out of date in their records they are not very helpful. Did they validate your serial number on the unit? It is best to deal with Autel USA in most cases.
That exact situation is what is Great about Autel now. There is great support for the tools now. If you break your tool, either physically or you forget to back-up and corrupt your files, all you have to do is purchase an update and send your tool in. It is a better program than any I have seen. Yes, in the early days Autel was ironing out problems and support may have been sketchy, not now. They Were the beginning of the scan tool revolution. They were the 1000.00 tool that supported all models. They have truly changed the industry. Enough so that they have been repeatedly sued.
If you own an Autel, BACKUP your files. It's as easy as copy and paste. That way if all you have is corrupt files, or something in a new update isn't to your liking, you can revert to your previous version. Especially, before your update expires.
Another point of misconception with the Autel, is the Programming abilities. You can program BMW and Mercedes Only. It requires your current subscription to your Stage tree tool(maxisys/ultra/908/909/919) , Your J9234 connected to your tool, and a connection to the Autel servers. Personally I have only programmed BMW. The nice thing is that you can Program individual modules. Early on the factory tool would only program the entire car and it may take 10 hours. Some dealers were buying the Auto Logic to have this feature.
Hi, I have heard only great praise for Autel tools, now that they are a partner I am planning on buying one.
What level of diagnostics are you looking at using it for? They have various levels to choose from. As other and myself have pointed out.
Make sure find an authorized Autel vendor with support after the sale. There are many quick buck resellers out there…. and copycats.
i like my Autel Ultra scanner, ! hope to get more information in the cloud!
Cool news, I have a question about my 906 bt that I bought from cornwell. It came with a total care program card that adds a year of update…does that mean I can choose when to use the update? So like if I wait 2 years after the current software expires will it just take over from that point? Or do I have to use it before my current subscription expires. Thanks!!
Most 906 BT's sold with 1 year of continuous updates, I don't think the 2 years version requires you to do anything until the 2 years has expired, then it is a matter of doing the annual updates through Autel USA. If you call Autel in New York they can specify your unit by the serial number on the back of the unit. Did you register the unit, or did the Cornwell Tool vendor? If the vendor did it, they may be collecting a commission on the updates by doing it for you. If your vendor purchased it through AES wave, that is a good thing. If it was an Amazon special, who knows what can happen. Autel makes there equipment specific to countries and languages all around the world.
I have my 906 BT and have not updated it yet, but will be looking into in the near future. My vehicle numbers have dropped way down, so i am not using it much these days. Has work picks up and income increases, then I will get it updated.
As for updates, focus on the models you primarily work on, that way you don't load it down with data you never use. That will keep the speed an efficiency up. You don't have to update all models just because the update is offered.