The ThinkDiag can do everything that the ThinkOBD 100 does and a lot more, but it’s all based on subscription. When you purchase a ThinkDiag, it comes with one manufacturer subscription that gives you access to enhanced diagnostics for that specific vehicle brand.
For instance, if you own a Lexus, you can purchase the Toyota/Lexus manufacturer subscription and the ThinkDiag will become a personalized OBD-II diagnostic scanner that looks for generic faults as well as other abnormalities that Lexus scans for in its vehicles.
Got more than one vehicle? You can purchase additional subscriptions if you own several brands of cars or if you are a mechanic and you need to take care of different makes and models. Additional Manufacturers Subscriptions are just $39.95/year per manufacture.
The ThinkDiag, however, does not come with a built-in fault code library, so you won’t be able to use it to look up random fault codes for a code definition. But what it does is, once it identifies a fault code in your vehicle, it will give you a description of it. It will also let you do a query right from the app and all relevant information on Google will be fed into the app for you - just think of it as a quick search feature.
And in the event you can’t resolve a problem, you can give your mechanic access to perform diagnostics remotely - all you need to do is plug the ThinkDiag into your car and give your mechanic the access code and he will be able to do remote diagnostics using any web browser. Alternatively, you can save your diagnostics report and share it with your mechanic.
The ThinkDiag is the ideal scan tool for enthusiasts, independent repairs, specialized garages and technicians.