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For the past 3 years, my shop has been an exclusive Toyota/Lexus/Scion shop. Over the last 6 months, I've added Honda/Acura branding to our website and our signage and have slowly started to inform customers that have honda/acura vehicles that we now service them also. I'm getting ready to send out mailers to Honda/Acura owners and I'm toying around with adding Nissan/Infiniti.

 

My question is, as I really start to attract more of these vehicles, does anyone have a suggestion for a scan tool? We have the factory Toyota/Lexus scan tool right now and a generic matco scanner. Does anyone have any insight on factory honda or nissan scanners? Or maybe a generic scanner that focuses more on these makes/models?

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Autel maxisys does a fairly good job on Asian makes. If you are on a budget try ebay for consult 3 and or 4 for starters, if you plan on doing programming I reccomend drew tech for all makes.

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We ended up getting an Autel Maxisys Pro. In our county, we have about 14,000 Toyota/Lexus/Scion vehicles. Honda, Acura, Nissan, and Infiniti only total about 5,500. The cost of factory scan tools compared to potential customers just didn't make sense. Only 10% of the time do we need a scan tool, and many times a generic scanner would do just fine. With the Maxisys Pro, you get a J2534 box, so we can always download the honda/acura scan tool if needed and take care of programming. We'll sub out nissan/infiniti programming if ever necessary and keep the couple grand for more useful stuff.

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