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I am not an auto shop owner. Originally signed up on here because I was considering starting my own shop. With that being said, should a tech buy his own scantool? We have 3 techs using 1 Verus Edge. Sometimes it can be aggravating having to wait on the verus. I do have a scanner that will read codes and view data but no bidirectional. Can't decide if I'm trying to talk myself into or out of spending $2k on a scantool. Part of me thinks if I'm going to be a serious diagnostician, I should have my own. But then I think a tool that costs that much plus the yearly updates should be a shop tool

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The shop should buy a scan tool for sure and should provide most all of the diagnostic equipment with the exception of say a dvom, but if your goal is to be a diagnostician you most certainly should by a quality tool and scope. I'm leaning more towards OEM tools for sure.

 

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We do have one Verus edge and a cheap code reader. But with 3 techs trying to use the verus it can be aggravating waiting on it.

if your goal is to be a diagnostician you most certainly should by a quality tool and scope.

That's what I was thinking but wrapping my head around spending $2k plus is difficult. I do plan on getting a uscope and/or a used vantage pro
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We do have one Verus edge and a cheap code reader. But with 3 techs trying to use the verus it can be aggravating waiting on it.

That's what I was thinking but wrapping my head around spending $2k plus is difficult. I do plan on getting a uscope and/or a used vantage pro

You could probably get a nice used tool for around 2k! Might even look for an updated modis!

 

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