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Old Today, 03:23 AM   #1
TransAmFSAS
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Default Best home use auto scan tool

Shopping around and there are wayyyy too many options of scan tools with no way of knowing their true quality. Looking for one to use on personal cars and friends and family here and there. Hope to get one that reads ABS and SRS/air bag too. What scan tools do you guys own and stand by?
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Default Re: Best home use auto scan tool

I like to have one that doesn't just read codes, I want to be able to erase codes, get real time data while the engine is running (to troubleshoot intermittent faults) and has a wiggle test. I ended up getting an Actron CP9145 and have been happy with it. At the time I bought it, it was the best one they made that I could find. You can get something better for less money now, such as a CP 9580 or CP 9190 for roughly $300.
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