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Mac Tools Introduces Family of Diagnostic Scan Tools


85198maclojpg_00000040559Mac Tools recently introduced three new diagnostic scan tools for the automotive aftermarket – the new Mac TaskConnect, TaskPlus and TaskCode with exclusive Mac landscape housing and epoxy-coated keypads for heavier wear and tear.
The new Mac TaskConnect (Part #ET1505AN) doesn’t just display the trouble code, but can also help prioritize troubleshooting with the Top Reported Fixes specific to the vehicle’s make, model, year and engine. Just press the MacTools Connect hot key and “connect” with the most probable fixes. Standard scan tools provide limited code information. TaskConnect indicates on screen which codes have Top Reported Fixes. The power of TaskConnect is the MacTools Connect database.
The new Mac TaskConnect featuring MacTools Connect, a revolutionary new feature that now changes the game for mid-level scan tools. With the multi-language capability, and access to more than three million verified fixes for trouble codes that cause the check engine light to illuminate, the Mac TaskConnect is the most price-competitive diagnostic scan tool on the market today.
Another new feature of the Mac TaskConnect is Component Locator. This is the first scan tool at its price point to include the Component Locator which provides a text based explanation of where to find a component in the vehicle. This information at the technician’s fingertips is a real time saver and provides instant access to the location of the components. The information is specific to the make, model, year and engine size of the vehicle. 
“With the simple push of a button, the Mac TaskConnect features a trilingual menu with access to LIVE Data in English, Spanish, and French,” said Paul Zarlengo, global diagnostics product manager, Mac Tools (IAR). “Furthermore, it includes ABS code/erase capability for most 1996 and newer Honda, Toyota, Nissan and Hyundai vehicles in addition to the domestic GM, Ford, and Chrysler vehicles. Also displays all modes of global OBD II data and displays enhanced code definitions.”
The manufacturer-specific code definitions contained within the tool are specific to the vehicle’s make, model, year and engine size for more accurate code definitions than competitive products-so there is no need to go to a website to review or download additional information. Most competitive products only provide a definition that is specific to the vehicle make which in some cases could lead to an incorrect definition for a particular vehicle.
“As an added benefit, the code definitions are pulled from professional information databases,” said Zarlengo. “For technicians and DIYers who want additional detailed information for OBDII vehicles, MacTools Connect will provide the Top Reported Fixes for both OBDII and ABS codes – troubleshooting problems to get the vehicle back on the road faster.”
The Mac TaskConnect comes with a user manual, USB update cable, scanning suite CD for Windows XP, Vista and 7, batteries and a deluxe hard storage case. For additional information regarding the new Mac TaskConnect, visit the website at
Mac TaskPlus (Part #ET1205AN)
The Mac TaskPlus includes unique scan tool features including graphing on screen, ability to record and playback LIVE data and optional battery power. Additionally, the TaskPlus displays all modes of OBD II data and meets the European OBD standard (EOBD).
The Mac TaskPlus is a trilingual OBDII and CAN Scan Tool that delivers LIVE Data in English, Spanish, and French. With more than 15,000 generic and manufacturer-specific code definitions, diagnosing and maintaining vehicles has never been easier. For technicians who require a basic scan tool for quick review of trouble codes that caused the check engine light to illuminate, the easy-to-use ET1205AN comes pre-loaded with the most comprehensive vehicle and code coverage available-all at an affordable price.
“The manufacturer-specific code definitions included in the Task Plus are specific to the vehicle’s make, model, year and engine size for more accurate code definitions than competitive products,” said Zarlengo. “As an added benefit, the tool features LIVE Data that allows the user to view vehicle sensor, switch and relay inputs in real time, while the engine is running. This information helps pinpoint problem components for a faster diagnosis.”
The Mac TaskPlus comes with a user manual, USB update cable, scanning suite CD for Windows XP, Vista and 7, and batteries. For additional information regarding the new Mac TaskPlus, visit the website at
TaskCode – OBD II/EOBD & CAN Code Reader (Part #ET105AN)
The Mac TaskCode Code Reader is an advanced tool with more than 4,000 code definitions. DTCs and descriptions are just a start of the tasks it can handle. This advanced tool also provides Freeze Frame, VIN information and performs the important task of (I/M) Inspection and Maintenance-readiness testing by displaying the I/M readiness monitor status.
Mac TaskCode packs a powerful punch in a compact and easy to use code reader. Get fast, accurate codes and definitions when connected to any 1996 or newer vehicle.
Great for use before and after repairs are made. The small size makes it perfect for tow trucks or service vehicles as well as home use. Now with four foot cable for greater ease of use than similar competitive products.
From its four button keypad with back button to its two-line, backlit screen capabilities, technicians are able to read information on screen and in darkly lit areas. Its compact size makes it easy to store and take anywhere.

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