Is Autel IM608 the Most Competitive Diagnostic Autel Brand Tool On Market?

Like other car tool brands, Autel official manufacturer also develops varies levels of quality, performance and user experience, for meeting different customer’s needs. Price is gonna be, for sure, one of the most significant factors for customers choosing our products.

Autel has many high-end diagnostic scanners that are on sale in our website and continue to draw customers’ attention and get high praise from them. Outstanding products like Autel MaxiSys MS908P, Autel MaxiSys elite, they are much better than other other brands’ same-price-lever scanners.


Questions for discussion: Is Autel IM608 the Most Competitive Diagnostic Autel Brand Tool On Market? Is this gonna be a “YES” answer?

How to find out the answer depends largely on the following description of this Autel IM608 diagnostic scanner.

First of all, check Autel IM608’s technical specifications table below:

Features/Functions Autel IM608 Diagnostic Scanner
Operating System AndroidTM 4.4.2, KitKat
Processor Samsung Exynos hexa-core Processor (1.3GHz Quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 + 1.7GHz Dual-core ARM Cortex-A15)
Memory 2GB RAM & 64GB On-board Memory
Display 10.1-inch LED capacitive touch screen with 1920×1200 resolution
Connectivity Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac)

USB: 2.0

BT v.2.1 + EDR

SD Card (Support up to 32GB)


Camera (rear) 8.0 Megapixel, AF with Flashlight
Sensors Gravity Accelerometer, Ambient Light Sensor (ALS)
Audio Input/Output Microphone
Dual Speakers
3-Band 3.5 mm stereo/standard headset jack
Power and Battery 15000 mAh 3.8 V lithium-polymer battery

Charging via 12 V AC/DC power supply with the temperature between 0°C and 45°C

Input Voltage 12 V (9-24 V)
Power Consumption 6.5 W
Dimensions (W x H x D) 300 mm (11.81”) x 220 mm (8.66”) x 50 mm (1.97”)
Smart Mode For guided and automated key learning
Expert Mode For advanced key learning
Read PIN/CS Yes, all keys lost
OE level diagnostics More than 80 US, Asian and European makes and models
Advanced maintenance services including EPB, DPF, SAS, Oil reset, BMS and TPMS sensor ID relearn
Transponder read/write, EEPROM/MCU read/write YES
Protocols ISO 9142-2, ISO 14230-2, ISO 15765-4, K/L-Line, Flashing Code, SAE-J1850 VPW,

SAE-J1850 PWM, CAN ISO 11898, Highspeed, Middlespeed, Lowspeed and Singlewire CAN,

GM UART, UART Echo Byte Protocol, Honda Diag-H Protocol, TP 2.0, TP 1.6, SAE J1939,

SAE J1708, Fault-Tolerant CAN

Weight NW: 1.42 kg (3.13 lb.) GW: 8.655 kg (19.08 lb.)
Warranty One-YEAR


Then, we will check its functions, features and performance more specifically from seven aspects.

1.Intuitive user interface

The Autel Maxiim im608 features a user-friendly design that makes using it fun and easy. First of all, it comes with a 10-inch touchscreen that is very responsive. This displays all the data that is scanned and tested on the unit. Furthermore, it has a built-in 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus and flashlight. The camera allows you to take photos of vehicle problems and share them with other technicians. And with the outer protection, the unit will defy hard auto repair shop conditions to offer many years of use.

The unit runs on a 15000mAh battery that allows the user to diagnose many vehicles at once. Since the battery won’t last the whole day, you will still have to plug it in. Moreover, the unit comes with a 64 GB memory that allows the user to store different data and files.

Additionally, it has a multilingual menu that allows users to diagnose their cars in a language that they understand best. English is the default language.

2.Extensive vehicle coverage

The Autel Maxiim im608 diagnostic scanner covers a wide range of vehicles. It supports more than 80 US, European, and Asian vehicles. Some of the famous cars make covered are Audi, Skoda, VW, Fiat, Seat, and much more. However, you should check for compatibility as it is not compatible with all car makes and models.

3.A broad range of functions

(A)Full system vehicle diagnosis–If your aim is to perform essential car diagnostics, then you’ve got nothing to worry about. The Autel Maxiim im608 can perform a broad range of OBDII functions such as reading and erasing error codes, viewing freeze frame data, retrieve ECU information, and much more. Besides, it can access the electronic control unit for different vehicle control systems such as ABS, engine, SRS, and transmission.The best part is that it can conduct OE-level, in-depth diagnostics for more than 80 vehicle makes and models from the US, Europe, and Asia.

(B)Advanced 20 plus maintenance services–apart from performing full OBDII functions, the unit also offers more than 20 maintenance services which include TPMS, DPF, oil reset, suspension, TEC learn, throttle, SAS, Airbag reset, Suspension, EPB, BMS, brake bleed, Trans adaptation, win DR roof, CHG tire size, headlamp, and much more.Depending on your level of experience, this device will allow you to either select the smart mode or expert mode. The smart mode makes it easy for newbies to control the unit by removing some of the guidance away and replacing them with automated key learning. On the other hand, the expert mode is utilized for advanced key learning.However, both of these modes enable the user to use the Autel im608’s functions such as reset the Immo ICU, read PIN/CS, backup and restore your Immo data, initiate key learning, activate remote learning, refresh your Immo ICU, backup or restore your Immo data, and create some keys.

(C)Programming–another primary function of the Autel im608 diagnostic tool is programming. It comes with XP400 key programmer and Maxiflash ECU programmer. This unit can help you to read or write keys if you want to perform maintenance or fix registration problems. This is with the assistance of the Maxiflash reprogrammer. Even though the Maxiflash can’t reprogram new ECU keys, it allows you to program duplicate ECU keys. Furthermore, it can handle chip encryption for different chip types and read or write on them for maintenance.

(D)AutoVin scan–the scanner also features the most current VIN-based Auto VIN Scan function to identify vehicles, and it is applied to programming, Immo, Diagnostic, and service applications. As we’ve already discussed, Immo provides two modes, which are smart mode and expert mode.

4.Fast and accurate operation

Featuring the Android operating system, this unit delivers fast and precise results. Therefore, you can diagnose many vehicles within a short while. Besides, it provides accurate results. Moreover, you don’t have to look for the meaning of error codes, as it gives you explanations.

5.Wireless connectivity

If you handle many vehicles at once, then you will love this scanner. Apart from coming with the OBD2 cable for connecting to the car, you can as well as link up this unit using Bluetooth wireless connection. The good news is that it connects to a wireless network from 210 feet. So, you don’t have to be close to the car to diagnose it. In addition, you can perform key programming and vehicle diagnosis on several vehicles at once. All you have to do is to connect the MaxiFlash of different vehicles to the unit via Bluetooth.

6.Free software upgrade

For those who intend to diagnose the latest vehicle models, you can update the unit when the new software is available. The manufacturer offers a free software upgrade for one year. After one year, you will have to pay for the software upgrades.

7.One-year warranty

Additionally, you will get a one-year free warranty when you purchase this professional ECU programming scanner.

How to make the final purchase decision?

Because of its advanced functions, the Autel MaxiIM im608 diagnostic scanner is best suited for professional technicians and busy car repair shops. It offers advanced functions such as retrieving ECU information, programming, coding. As a result, the primary car users and car enthusiasts will find this unit to be costly.

The Autel MaxiIM im608 diagnostic ECU diagnostic scanner is an advanced and quality tool that will help to diagnose most of the vehicle problems. From basic to unique and advanced functions, you don’t need a second scanner to perform additional functions. Furthermore, the scan tool is simple to use and update. With so many advanced services, this tool is best suited for professional technicians and busy car repair shops. What’s more, it can be updated for free for one year, and it comes with a one-year warranty. I hope you have found this Autel Maxiim im608 Review will help a lot to take the right decision.

Answer for “Is Autel IM608 the Most Competitive Diagnostic Autel Brand Tool On Market?”

Although we are not so sure about that, for the current car OBD2 tool market, Autel IM608 maybe not the most competitive, it is as outstanding, powerful and professional products like Autel MaxiSys MS90P P, Autel MaxiSys elite, 100% sure.


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