This article will make an objective review of the Autel diagnostic tools including the top 3 ones as Autel Maxisys Elite, Autel MaxiDAS DS808K and Autel MaxiCOM MK808.
Detail description about the three professional OBD2 diagnostic scanners will be shown as below. Let’s come and check together.
TOP 1. Autel Maxisys Elite
The unit offers extensive vehicle coverage as it covers more than 80 US, Asian, and European vehicles. Some of the comprehensive functions that it performs include ABS bleeding, air conditioner initialization, oil reset, EPB, DPF regeneration, coding, immobilizer matching, and programming. A unique feature of this diagnostic scanner is the MaxiFix platform that allows you to access the different databases of repair and diagnostic tips.
It is also powered by the NVIDIA’s Tegra”4 mobile processor, which is one of the fastest. Also, the 9.7-inch retina screen displays results well. And with the Android operating system, you will diagnose many cars quickly and accurately.
Other exceptional features that the Autel Maxisys Elite diagnostic tool offers include injector programming, DPF reset, SAS reset, anti-theft matching, and tire pressure.
Advantages and disadvantages of Autel Maxisys Elite
Unique ergonomic design for ease of use
The wireless connection allows you to roam around your garage
The status indicator light lets you know the battery level
Performs 21 service functions
It is 2x faster than most scan tools on the market
AutoVin takes the guesswork out
Interactive data logging sessions
Automatic software updates for 2 years
A little more expensive
TOP 2. Autel MaxiDAS DS808K
MaxiDAS DS808K full set has its unique feature to have extensive coverage of OE-level diagnostics. Benefiting from the Android operating system and 7-inch LCD touch screen (1024*600 resolution),as well as a fast quad-core processor, DS808 offers maximum convenience and efficiency for car diagnosis and analysis.
DS808K makes it possible for getting access to the electronic control unit (ECU) on various vehicle control systems, including engine, transmission, anti-lock brake system, airbag system, etc. The intuitive user interface makes using the device effortless through a 7-inch LCD touch screen that displays images and results at 1024 x 600 quality.
Exceptional OE-Level system coverage for all electronic systems
Smart AutoVIN technology for identifying vehicles easily
Instant remote control tech support anytime, anywhere
Interactive Data Logging sessions
Convenient data management system
One-stop multitasking designed
Cloud-based MaxiFix online community
Smart AutoVIN technology
Doesn’t support bluetooth vehicle communication method
TOP 3. Autel MaxiCOM MK808
The Autel MK808 code reader is stylish, portable, and covers both basic and some advanced functions. This makes it be a great tool for both DIYers and professional mechanics as well as technicians. This Autel scanner also covers many vehicles and provides quick results. It runs on a fast quad-core processor and has a large storage capacity of 32 GB memory.
Apart from having outstanding features, the device is easy to use and has an excellent run time. With one year of free updates and a 7-inch LCD screen, this is an amazing tool to add to your car shop or toolbox. After all, it is sold at a very great price considering the features that it offer.
Advantages and disadvantages of Autel MaxiCOM MK808
Display live data in text, graph, and analog
Support IMMO functions
Support TPMS sensor relearn
Support battery registration and reset
Android 4.4.4 operating system
Cortex-A9 processor (1.5GHz)
Wi-Fi enabled and 32 GB memory
Intuitive user interface
Compact and sleek design
May encounter with compatibility issues
Doesn’t support programming car keys
Doesn’t come with free lifetime updates
Of all the three Autel OBD2 professional diagnostic scanner, the Autel Maxisys Elite is the most expensive and best one suited for professional use and busy auto repair shops.
Autel MaxiDAS DS808K and Autel MaxiCOM MK808 is more suitable for car DIYers or enthusiasts because it is more cost-effective with lower price, but still equips with powerful diagnostic functions which can save you a lot of money from taking your car to the repair shop. But I still have to say, as the combination of the Autel Maxidiag Elite MD802 scan tool and Autel MaxiCheck Pro, MK808 is more ideal to choose for those who are looking for an affordable, easy to use, and reliable OBD2 scanner.