The Autolink AL619 OBD II is a great troubleshooter to have on hand. It can read virtually any code of any system of any vehicle manufactured after 1996. It comes with CD software, free software updates for a year, a rechargeable Li-Ion Battery, a case, an SD card, and USB cable. By all reports, this is a solidly built tool, with easy-to-use buttons that can be used even while wearing gloves. It is not considered a top-of-the-line diagnostic tool-those cost upward of $3,000-however, this is the tool most mechanics reach for first. It is more expensive than basic scanners, however the Autel AL619 will pay for itself the first time you are able to clear a code without going to the dealership or a repair shop.
Autel has done it again! This was the sentiment of two of my colleagues while we were at the last conference on Aduino technology at a local university. It got me thinking, what is this new thing in the market which I have not come across. I had however been introduced to the use of one previously launched product from the Autel technology giant on my left drive US made automobile.
Lo! It was the new Autel AL619 OBDII/CAN Scan Tool which they were talking about. It took me by no surprise knowing only too well the impressive portfolio of the manufacturer. However, I had to get a glimpse of the OBD2 scan machine and that is when I knew what my colleagues were marveling about, the features!
Benefits of using the scanner
From the experience of most users, using the Autel AL619 OBDII/CAN Scan Tool has been seen to come with the following unique benefits;
Wide coverage- with its rich mix of codes and the high rate of OBD2, OBD1 and CAN compliant vehicles, you can be sure that this scan machine will be used across a wide range of vehicles. This in turn is bound to be rather convenient and resource saving in terms of money and energy.
Cheap and economical- while other high flying OBD2 scan machines are sold at a price worth an arm,the Autel AL619 OBDII/CAN Scan Tool is rather pocket friendly. This is in spite of the high quality and wide rather of quality results it is bound to give.
Users purchase scanners like the Autel AL619 for many reasons. Some are professionals, some are Do-it-Yourselfers who want to know if there is really a problem with their vehicle, and some just need a way to clear faulty sensor codes. It appears to be a good investment, as most users are very pleased. Rather than providing a 4-digit code, the Autel AL619 provides specifics.
The “update” issue appears to be the biggest challenge to using the Autel AL619 effectively, and retrieving the code information you need. An SD card reader needs to be purchased in order to download the updates. The SD card is a bit difficult to reach; some users report using tweezers or pliers. If you purchase the Autel AL619, remember to regularly check for updates.
The Autel AL619 is a great troubleshooter for mechanics, college students, and everyone in between. There will be times when your vehicle will need to be professionally serviced. With the Autel AL619 a lot of time, money and frustration can be saved.