Question: What happens when Autel IM608 subscription expires, can you still do password calculations?
Answer: No, Autel IM608 subscription needs to be valid, and password calculations needs to be connected to Xhorse server.
So, it is worth to continue owning Autel IM608 or sell it?
Autel IM608 does a ton of programming and diagnostics. Done the math for each job of what you need to keep to put towards that yearly subscription, it equals out to $2.50 a day.
What cars I mainly do with Autel IM608?
ford’s, gms, Mopar (Dodge Chrysler) Toyotas, Mitsubishi’s, Subaru’s, Mazdas, Nissan and Infiniti, Honda and Acura, Kia and Hyundai, Alfa Romeo, Volvo, some fiats, some land Rover and jaguar. I down grade a cas3 ++ last week still pulls new gm and Chrysler pin#.
I locksmith about 200+ cars a month and Autel IM608 is my go to with every single car
So be patient and explore with Autel IM608. Most folks that can’t get programmer to work in a couple minutes throw in the towel and bash the tool. Leave no stone not turned over.
“Just scroll down the forum people posting error and can’t do it more often than not.”, for this question, my point is that Autel IM608 also depends on the competency of the user, all the machine can do is do what your guiding it to do. I’ve done a couple thousand vehicles with this machine already and have yet to come across any failures. I’m sure there will be one, but I also can guarantee if the machine can’t do it wasn’t designed to do it.
For the other countries other than the states I have no clue what it’s capabilities are, I can confirm though in the states it is phenomenal.
To sum up:
These people that bitch about a subscription fee or password calculation fee are ridiculous in my opinion. You aren’t charging Enuff or idk wtf to tell you. A typical car say a Toyota sell a basic remote key for $200 costs only like $25 and that’s prob oem key. For aftermarket at like $5 tops. And there just ONE job. Then there’s bmw Benz at $350 or more depending on your market area and that’s like $325 per Bmw/Benz job
This business will ALWAYS require more than one tool for the job. No one tool will EVER do everything. Diff companies have the tech and secret sauce that their tools is faster or bypasses or whatever it is that they are good at. For example Autel is great at Benz and BMW in my opinion.
Therefore, why would you not want to update such a great tool Autel IM608, when you’ve been doing calculations for free in the past two years, how do you want autel to keep ameliorating the tool if you can’t pay for update. The truth is this job is not for the weak you should be ready to invest in order to be at the top.