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Old 09 Nov 2017, 10:36 am
myckee myckee is offline
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Default Re: OBDII scanner recommendations for average person

In my opinion, if you are not going to buy a reader that can also do ABS (anti-lock brakes) + SRS (safety restraint system - airbags), which you will very likely need someday, but maybe not on your PT, then spending $99 for a reader is a waste of money.

You would be better served with spending the extra $20 bucks on the one that can do ABS/SRS. Only $119 at Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B072XH9GLW/

If you are going to reach for your reader someday, only to find that it can't help you, it would feel better if it only cost you $20, one fifth of the $99 'professional' Autel clone from Harbor Freight (or 1/6th the cost of the amazon one I recommended). The one Handy listed above is likely all you will need.

EDIT: There is a slightly cheaper one on sale at Amazon right now for only $93 with free shipping and it is the Innova 3100J which also does ABS/SRS. Both this one and the Autel above have many many positive reviews as well.:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MR7FZS1/

Last edited by myckee; 09 Nov 2017 at 11:12 am.
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