Autel MaxiCOM MK808 Review

Autel MaxiCOM MK808 review
(4.5 / 5)
The Autel MaxiCOM MK808 is one of the most comprehensive OBD II scanners available in the market. An OBD II scanner is a device that acts as the bridge between a car’s ECU and the owner.

The Autel MaxiCOM MK808 is one of the most comprehensive OBD II scanners available in the market. An OBD II scanner is a device that acts as the bridge between a car’s ECU and the owner.

OBDII systems allow a car to perform self-diagnostic checks. The report of the diagnostics check is given via error codes. This, then, informs the driver or mechanic on the best way to address the issue at hand.

Autel MaxiCOM MK808 is a very thorough OBD II system. It not only diagnoses the engine but all other vehicle systems as well such as SRS Airbags and ABS.

Compatibility

Autel MaxiCOM MK808 is compatible with a wide variety of vehicles both US-based models and E.U models as well. These vehicles; however, have to be manufactured in the year 1996 and above.

The device connects to the dashboard via OBD II Datalink connecting wires. These wires are then connected to the tablet for analysis and viewing of the results. The tablet is an Android tablet, therefore, making Autel MaxiCOM MK808 compatible with Android OS.

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Software

Autel MaxiCOM MK808 tablet uses Android OS version 4.4.4. This is the base version each tablet comes with.

Upgrading the software is not hard and does not need a connection to a computer. The tablet can connect to Wi-Fi hence enabling one-touch software updates. Android is generally user-friendly and coding it to your suitability is quite easy.

Display

Autel MaxiCOM MK808 uses the 7-inch tablet for displaying information. The large tablet makes it easy to see the figures and codes easier than most OBD II systems.

Additionally, the size increases the number of items that can be visibly displayed on the tablet at a time. The screen is of good quality and pixel density.

It implements the use of several colors to make the icons look more appealing. However, it makes sure that all functions are operational and easy to access.

Features

The Autel MaxiCOM MK808 has the following features

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Comprehensive vehicle analysis

This device’s scanning functions are not limited to these following systems:

  • Engine system
  • ABS
  • SRS
  • Wipers systems
  • Brake pad systems
  • Emissions systems
  • Fuel system

Such systems regularly require diagnosis. For example, if you notice the brake pad is softer and less effective, the device could help. After you connect it and click on ABS, it will give you a detailed report on the exact issue with your brake system by working with all the ABS sensors.

If your engine check light is on, the Autel MaxiCOM MK808 comes in handy. It will diagnose the engine system as well as the fuel system and give you the findings. Such findings, therefore, will help you determine the urgency of the repairs.

System analysis plays a huge role in the health of your vehicle. The diagnosis helps the mechanic know the exact nature of the problem hence how to remedy it. It will also help the owner plan his budget for repairs.

Oil reset

This function enables you to reset the oil change dates. You can easily reset the oil service light as well as mileage each time you replace your oil and service your car. Therefore, the benefit this offers is you can maintain an accurate servicing schedule.

TPMS

TPMS is a unique feature on the Autel MaxiCom MK808 that enables the vehicle’s ECU to learn new sensors. Therefore, your system will update itself to the new sensors helping it to function at optimal condition.

Brake bleeding

Autel MaxiCOM MK808 enables ABS brake bleeding. Brake bleeding is done after air exhaustion. It keeps the brakes firm thus maintaining their effectiveness.

Functionality

The Autel MaxiCOM MK808 is designed to perform the following functions.

  • To protect your car from car thieves
  • Vehicle diagnosis and reporting
  • To ensure your vehicle is performing at optimal standards

Theft-protection

Autel MaxiCOM MK808 scanner has a key programming feature known as IMMO or immobilization. Specifically, each time you lose your key, the device will reprogram the new key and remotely disable the lost key. The function this serves is to protect your vehicle from theft.

Vehicle diagnosis and reporting

The device has, what the company calls, a MaxiFix Platform. This platform offers the user unlimited access to diagnostics tools and resources. For assistance on the best tools and resources, you can easily contact the Autel support.

The device is portable as well, thus enabling you to print out diagnostic reports remotely, therefore, increasing convenience.

Moreover, the Autel MaxiCOM MK808 supports several languages. You can get an accurate diagnosis in the language suitable for you.

To keep your vehicle at peak standards

For this function, the Autel MaxiCOM MK808 has a wide variety of tools. One such tool is the SAS that wipes the memory of the previous sensor for steering angle. Then, it stores the angle of the new sensor keeping your car on the right track.

Another is the TPMS service tool. This tool enables the car’s ECU to recognize the new TPMS sensor by making the car re-learn the TPMS sensors.

These and many more service tools function to help keep your car in peak condition.

Autel MaxiCOM MK808 PROs AND CONs

PROsCONs
- It has a wide range of functions

- The device has a large and clear display

- It helps save you money on unexpected repairs

- The scanner keeps your vehicle safe from theft
- It is reported to have limited capabilities in modifying vehicles

- Some buyers have gotten used devices registered to other individuals
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This scanner is a very thorough OBD II system. It not only diagnoses the engine but all other vehicle systems as well such as SRS Airbags and ABS.

This is a low-cost scanner that effectively deciphers the causes of engine warning light.

This is a more expensive scanner from Autel. It comes with the complete Autel set and a larger processor from Android.


- The device has a large and clear display

- It helps save you money on unexpected repairs

- The scanner keeps your vehicle safe from theft



- Can easily decrypt cause of engine warning light

- Your phone is your display making it more convenient

- The device is easy to use


- It has a fast Quad-core processor.

- It comes with the full set to cater for all your car needs.

- The device has a cloud-based data management system that stores and manages data. This saves the technician or user time.


- It is reported to have limited capabilities in modifying vehicles

- Some buyers have gotten used devices registered to other individuals


- The device has limited functions

- The customer support is quite poor


- It is quite costly

- Some customers report it performs tasks other cheaper scanners can do making it poor value for money.

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Recommendation

Autel MaxiCOM MK808 is a device that is useful to both technicians and ordinary car owners. It comes with a wide variety of functions that help the driver keep their car in optimal condition.

Autel MaxiCOM MK808 review
(4.5 / 5)
The Autel MaxiCOM MK808 is one of the most comprehensive OBD II scanners available in the market. An OBD II scanner is a device that acts as the bridge between a car’s ECU and the owner.