What Are Some Different Snap-On Diagnostic Tools?


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Snap-on diagnostic tools include the Ethos Plus scan tool, Microscan III scan tool and the Solus Ultra full-function scan tool, according to Snap-on. Ethos Plus displays vehicle-specific codes. Microscan III fits in a pocket and covers global OBD-II data and codes. The Solus Ultra has a 7-inch widescreen display and is ready to work in 10 seconds.

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The Ethos Plus scanner provides coverage for all 10 OBD-II codes, according to Underhood Service. Technicians can read and clear codes for specific vehicles and graph four live data parameters side by side. The tool diagnoses dozens of vehicle systems, and with optional software, it can diagnose vehicles as old as 1980.

Microscan III allows technicians to read and clear OBD-II codes and view data parameters live in less than half of a minute, according to Vehicle Service Pros. The tool provides coverage for all 10 OBD-II modes, and gets its power directly from the vehicle, making batteries unnecessary.

Solus Ultra features OEM-specific coverage, high-resolution data graphing and a battery that charges directly from the vehicle as a technician works, notes Snap-on. The tool diagnoses cause and effect, and checks and clears all codes on a vehicle with one touch. Free software allows a technician to save and print diagnostic testing results.

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