Question: I want to buy one key programming tool, need opinion from your, which to buy between Autel IM508 and OBDSTAR X300 Key Master DP plus? Mercedes and BMW not interest me, I have other tool for this two brand.
What do you want from the tool , what coverage do you lack and require or hope for from the tool ?
its always best to match a tool to your exact needs or as near to your exact needs as possible .
neither tool is a 1 tool does all , both have strengths and weaknesses and both have their fails .
your question will get mixed answers , those that have im508 will tell you 508 is better tool , those that have the obdstar tool will tell you obdstar is best , biased non factual answers . someone who has both will be a better answer .
though without knowing makes , models and years you want it for any answer is a guess as both have their gaps in coverage and both have their fails .
for instance on some models neither tool will work.
One user have both and share his experience:
- I’ve got both, and many more, one fails use the other, im508 is good, then again, I used obdstar on a old Nissan it worked and saved me,, all others failed, so u need to get them all, Londsor I have not used yet , and don’t forget the rest abrites etc, too much to list, just invest in them, main ones, don’t cut corners.
- Autel IM508 for some cars need internet to program i think Obdstar this cars dont need internet .
Both are good exept with Autel IM508 if you buy XP400Pro you can do and Mercedes IR smart keys.
Autel IM508 or OBDSTAR X300 Key Master DP plus weaknesses:
Need about 10-20, other different programmers.
It’s very expensive.
And this never stop.
Need to purchase new things/tools every year.
Sometimes licenses, of specific brands.
And also subscription on some of them.
Autel IM608 subscription is about 900USD, each year.
And most other programmers is about 300-600USD, each year.
To be continued……