GM Tech 2: This is the GM factory tool used in all GM dealers since 1996. Model coverage includes all makes and models of GM vehicles including passenger cars, trucks and vans. Model year coverage is from 1992 to 2007. For GM vehicles prior to 1992 you will need a Tech1A or a MasterTech listed below to achieve OEM level functionality.
The Tech 2 will allow your shop to be to 'dealer level' capable on all covered GM cars. Scan, pull codes, graph data and have all bi-directional controls available for all vehicle systems including Powertrain, Body and Chassis and Network. This tool will also allow you to re-program controllers if you also purchase the correct 'TIS or TIS-2-Web package as listed below. Call OEMTools.com to order.
GM Reprogramming with a Tech-2 is best done with the software subscription product 'TIS-2000'. This is GM's Technical Information Systems introduced in 2000. This product is a 1 year software subscription which arrives via mail as a CD.
The software product provides three distinct functions for the user; 1st it contains all the latest calibration files for all GM vehicles from 1996 to 2007, 2nd it contains the latest scan tool updates for your Tech-2, 3rd it provides a PC interface program for viewing both live data off the Tech-2 and viewing saved snapshots from the Tech-2. This product is available to the general aftermarket from OEMTools.com.
Tech1A: This was the factory scanner for all GM dealers from 1983 to 1995. It is still available, but in limited quantities. The Tech1A can also be used to scan Ford and Chrysler vehicles with an available "3-in-1" cartridge.
Also available is an 'Asian' cartridge that includes some OEM level software for 90's vintage vehicles.This tool is available to the general aftermarket from OEMTools.com. Call us for details and availablity.
MasterTech: The Mastertech is NOT a GM factory tool, but as it is build by the same company that provides the Tech2 (Vetronix) it has a large percentage of the same factory software that's loaded into the Tech2 and Tech1A. (Typically 1 year behind for Powertrain, 2 years for Chassis functions, 3-4 years for Body Functions.) It is a viable solution for any shop wanting GM 'Dealer Level' scanner functions, but not ready to buy all OEM level tools.
Along with doing GM vehicles, the Mastertech can also be equipped to do Ford and Chrysler cars reasonable well, but not to complete OEM level. To a number of Asian dealers this is their 'Factory Scanner', making this tool a good choice for the shops general use scanner. This tool will also allow you to reflash GM vehicles and Toyota/Lexus when you purchase the correct SPS package. This tool is available to the general aftermarket from OEMTools.com. Call us for details and available options.