Autel Maxisys MS906: Professional Car Diagnostic Scanner Review

If you are seeking for buying a reliable, visual and well-built scanning tool, Autel MaxiSYS MS906 should be on your shopping list.

In this review, you’ll find out everything you need to know about the device.

Autel MaxiSYS MS906 is an improved version of the MaxiDAS DS808 and DS708.

Compared to its predecessor, MS906 has a wider range of features. They include diagnostic function, service and repair, key encryption, Wi-Fi connection, touchscreen, sleek tablet design, and more.


Based on Android operating system, Autel MaxiSYS MS906 uses a Samsung Exynos 5260 six-core processor. It’s actually designed as same as a tablet. Operating system and micro-processor bring ultra-rapid diagnostic speed of the scanner.


First of all, Autel MaxiSYS MS906 comprises more than 80 car brands. This list consists of all major product ranges, such as Chrysler (only in US), Benz, BMW, Audi, Ford, Chevrolet, etc.

Although it is primarily an OBD2 scanner, MS906 does not support OBD1 diagnosis. That’s the reason why the accessory goes with full OBD1 adapter. Basically, it fully supports the OBD1 and OBD2 protocols. That means you can use this scanning tool on almost car manufactured since 1982.

However, in terms of compatibility, Autel MaxiSYS MS906 operates with Windows PCs. You can connect it to PC via USB, download and analyze diagnostic reports. Many experts and DIYers love scanner because of this convenience.


Autel MaxiSYS MS906 navigation is quite simple thanks to 8-inch LED touchscreen and visual interface. With 1024 x 768P resolution,screen displays clearly. It is undoubtedly one of the most obvious scanning tools being available in the market nowadays.

More importantly, scanner has an one-touch navigation menu that leads to support all functions. Once you choose a function, it will guide you through the whole process.
For example, if you want to diagnose engine’s light, you just need to select “EOBD” option. It will take you through the steps of reading the car’s engine code which you are diagnosing.
Furthermore, MaxiFix tab’s function is to put forth repair recommendations.


Autel scanner carries out OBD2 functions in a full way:
– Reading and deleting OE-level codes for all available car systems. That include engines, ABS, transmission, control panel, SRS and more.
– Providing direct data. In addition to providing real-time diagnostic feedback, direct data also helps you when you need to turn off the warning light.
– Supporting to test action, adaptation and suitability. For example, you can use it to program ECU, supervise tyre’s pressure and keys.
– Reseting oil Service, EPB, SRS, ABS, SAS and TPMS re-learns.

Although Autel MaxiSYS MS906 is primarily an OBD2 scanning tool, it also supports OBD1 diagnostics fully. But you need OBD1 adapter for the car which is mentioned

– It automatically updates software over the internet.
– It’s warranty is up to 12 months.
– Using reputable Android operating system gains fast speed and great multi-tasking.
– The camera helps you easily snap parts and share them with online technical community.
– It’s easy to use for anyone who knows how to operate a smartphone or tablet.

The amount of time for charging the battery is an unexpected thing about this scanner. It really takes a lot of time, and if you are in a hurry, it can be extremely inconvenient. At the top, you can use it since it charges.

MaxiSYS MS906 is the perfect compromise for two other Autel scanners. It mostly provides professional functions like MaxiSYS MS906BT, except for VCI connection and support for oscilloscopes.

Even with high-end function, it’s almost as affordable as Maximo DS808. Afterwards it just falls shortly because it lacks OBD1 support and has no camera, Wi-Fi and other extra functions. That makes MaxiSYS MS906 be the most practical of three types, especially when a professional technician or individual perfoms on their own.


I have suggested that it is perfect for a professiollyal automatical mechanic and DIY individual. If you own or run a small or medium store, you may want to add this device to your list of scanner.

There are many reasons for that.

Firstly, it is a great representation when diagnosis is mentioned. Secondly, it covers a wide series of car brands including OBD1 and OBD2 models.

Thirdly, it is privately designed for professional work. The firm construction combined with car’s data storage 32GB memory make it be perfect for mechanical work. And while appearance may not referred to be the most critical, it’s actually an attractive device.