Did I just say that the Autel MaxiCOM mk808 should be considered the best tool for a garage? Perhaps you wondered why I couldn’t choose another scan tool. Considering functionality, the pros and cons, below is a comprehensive review for the tool. This tool is geared towards beginner professionals in the auto industry and DIY enthusiast.

Autel MaxiCOM MK808 scanner

The Autel mk808 is a tablet like shaped scan tool with a 7 inch LCD screen display. It is a light weight (5.7 pound) portable scanner and hence very easy to carry around. The scanner has a lithium battery and hence you don’t . I cannot wait to tell you how easy it is for you to use. With an android operating system, it is almost like you are operating your own phone. You just need to connect it to the car with an obd2 cable.  

Below is a simplified but yet a guided description as to why you should chose an Autel mk808 for your garage.

  1. The scanner reads and erases code for all systems. It has a wide area of model coverage. It can read
  • ABS codes.
  • SRS codes.
  • Check Engine codes.
  • Wiper motor codes.
  • Emission.

The list below shows the vehicles in which the Autel MK808 scanner can read.

Abarth, Acura, Alfa, Audi, Bentley, Benz, BMW, Bugatti, Chrysler, Citroen, Dacia, Daewoo, Daihatsu, Dodge, Fiat, Ford, Ford, GM, GTR, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Isuzu, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Lambor Ghini, Lancia, LandRover, Lexus, LT3, Maruti Suzuki, Maserati, Maybach, Mazda, Mini, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Saab, Scion, Seat, Skoda, Smart, Sprinter, SsangYong, Subaru, Suzuki, Toyota, Vauxhall, Volkswagen, Volkswagen CV, Volvo.

2.It is compatible with 1996 and above US based cars and 2000 and above EU based cars.

3. The Autel MK808 scanner is an effective tool for key programming so you don’t need to look anywhere further. It can clear any programmed key even when lost.

4. Speaking of key programming, the immobilizer (IMMO)/antitheft is such an important unit and with this tool you have all the control over it.

5. The scanner can re-learn the parking brake pads after removal and replacement.

6.   You can reset the oil dates when you have serviced your car and changed oil.

7. Its superior features cannot be ignored such as


SAS –steering angle sensors.

DPF-Diesel particulate filter.

BMS-Battery management system.

8. The Autel MK808 scanner’s method of displaying live data is versatile.

It can do so by text or graphs.

9. Also relearns the Tire Pressure Monitoring system and restores the replaced one.

The speed of a scanner is at all times vital and especially when working on a fleet of vehicles. The Autel MK808 has not been left back with it great processor and memory unit. Speaking of memory, the scanner has a free 32 GB memory card for storage of data so you don’t have to worry about space.

If you buy the scanner on the link below, you will get a one year free software update and warranty.

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If you have any question, don’t be afraid to ask on the comments, I will answer it myself. Your comments too are highly welcomed. You can also check on top tools for starting your own workshop in the here

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Sharuk DE Machanic

    Hi am Sharuk, from Uganda who much does it cost?

    1. automobstarstech

      Hi sharuk, The scanner cost 479 usd. you can buy and then ship it to uganda via https://flycrates.com. just click the image link and you will get directions for purchase in amazon

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