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Autel AL619 OBD2 Diagnostic Scan Tool Review

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Autel AL619 Overview

Autel has struck again! This was the popular opinion between a few friends at the just concluded Aduino conference and me. I was curious; I wondered what this new technology was all about and why I had missed it all this while. Although, much earlier ago, I had been intimated about a previous version form Autel Technology which I once used in one of my indigenous US automobiles.

The whole rave was about the new Autel AL619 OBD2 Scan Tool. I wasn’t overly surprised because I knew Autel to be a remarkable brand with amazing products. But once I got a feel of the OBD2 scan machine myself, I could easily tell that it was worth all the hype!

Things We Were Marveled About

The Autel AL619 OBD2 diagnostic Scan Tool has a few perks when it comes to its usage, and some of them are listed below.

1. Reliability: Owning numerous other units come together to form one very impressive device is the highpoint of this OBD2 scan tool. For example, the visual and audio aid is meant to help the technician get data in the most seamless possible way.

2. Wide Usage: With its compatibility across several codes such as OBD1, OBD2, and CAN, it is very apparent that compatibility with cars will not be a hitch. Also, the OBD2 compliance rate was seen to include an impressive number of vehicles both new and old.

3. Top Quality and Look: Not only does the Autel AL619 OBD2 Scan Tool work flawlessly, but it also looks amazing. Combine this with its broad compatibility, and you have a match made in heaven.

4. Relatively Affordable: Despite its impressive range of features, the scan machine is still sold at a very affordable price. This is easily one of the best budget friendly vehicle scanners out there.

What We Didn’t Really Like

Well, asides from its perks, there are a few downsides of this scanning machine. We thought we should also walk you through them.

Inability to physically print data: Although you can hook this machine up with your PC, there is sadly no means provided to print hard copies physically. This is a real bottleneck for technicians who would rather prefer to have a physical copy of the vehicle data.

Autel AL619 Features

Once you browse through the manual of the scan tool, you will easily take note of these features;

  • It can both diagnose and delete the safety restraint system (SRS) and anti-lock backing system (ABS). Both of these safety features are key, and the enabling codes allow technicians to find and fix issues quickly.
  • It is compatible with an impressive range of OBD1, OBD2 and controlled area network (CAN) compliant vehicles. Such vehicles include numerous European and Asian made OBD2 compatible cars.
  • There is a fine blend of both generic and manufacturer code – which is what makes it highly compatible. Its coverage of cars is on a global level.
  • There is an Instant Messaging (IM) feature that gives both the owner and the technician a live feed and the ability to view status emission considerably saves time. This hastens the corrective measure process while coding OBD2 and finding faults. The best part is that with just one button, you can access this data.
  • The very helpful audio feature ensures that the technician is alerted about faults that need urgent attention. The 3-minute long audio tone also notifies the technician when a full scan has been completed. A visual LED blinking light also helps to serve as a useful visual to indicate when the vehicle engine is set.
  • Measuring about 70.9 x 31.5 x 102.4, the scanner is as portable as you would expect for a scanner this resourceful. Although, for its size, 2 pounds is quite lightweight. A lightweight scanner means that you can easily store away and carry it around easily.

Advantages of using this scanner

Following reviews by users that have used the Autel AL619 OBD2 Scan Tool, the following advantages have been reported;

Wide coverage – With its vast code compatibility and an impressive number of CAN, OBD1 and OBD2 vehicles, you can almost say with certainty that this scanner will work for most vehicles. This means that you don’t need to worry about finding a compatible device each time you switch vehicles.

Affordable and Budget-friendly – You don’t have to spend a fortune to buy the Autel AL619 OBD2 dianostic scan tool, unlike its counterparts. The tool is affordable and of great quality.

 

User Review

If you are looking for a vehicle scanner that is affordable and compatible with a wide array of vehicles, then don’t look any further. The Autel AL619 OBD2 Scan Tool is a reliable and great scanner so long as you judiciously pay attention to the user guide. Conversely, if you are after something high tech and cutting edge, then this OBD2 scan machine may not entirely impress you. You can scout the market for other scan tool kits, and you may settle for this one after all.

How to install and use

Ensure you religiously follow the user guide that comes with the device to install the Autel AL619 OBD2 diagnostic Scan Tool the correct way.
Once you finish installing, ensure you update the application via the internet.

Take out the included SD card and insert it in the unit. You can now use your OBD2 scanner once you initiate your first scan and clear the first data.

Conclusion

Cost and quality are the defining factors for many consumers that want to buy any product. Conversely, here, the cost may not be a defining factor. Regardless of its very affordable price, the Autel AL619 OBD2 Scan Tool offers more value and features that more expensive scanners in its range do not offer.

These observations were made when I tried it for my vehicle. However, you are encouraged to try other scan tools in the market. Although, my experience may save you the unnecessary hassle, time and money.

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