Thinking of buying a MaxiCOM MK808 or other Autel scan tools? 

As one of the most versatile OBDII diagnostic scan tool in the market, MK808 might have overwhelmed you with its voluminous function lists and glorious features. It might be difficult to plow through all this information and reach a purchase decision.

To help you better know about MK808, we’ve collected 15 FAQs and offered comprehensive answers. Here are everything you need before placing an order.



1. What's new of Autel MK808 in 2022?

  • Autel MaxiCOM MK808 2022 has extended its service reset range up to 32 functions.

IMMO Keys (*ONLY available for Asian vehicles with low-grade anti-theft systems.)

ABS brake bleeding and Airbag Reset, Oil Reset, reset parking brake pads after replacement, DPF, BMS, SAS Calibration, etc. 

Service reset function menus vary by vehicles make, model, and year. For further information you need, FREE inquiry VXDAS customer service.


2. What vehicles does Autel MK808 support?

  • Autel MaxiCOM MK808 2022 has extended its vehicle coverage, especially of GM cars.

It delivers all the basic OBD2 functions advertised, and clears tricky manufacturer trouble codes. Also, you can use the scanner to run advanced professional functions on 65 brands of US, EU, and Asian-made car models with OBD2 systems, listed below:


Benz, Sprinter, BMW, Fiat, LandRover, Maserati, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, Lancia, LT3, Maybach, Mini, Seat, Skoda, Vauxhall, Volkswagen CV, Renault, Saab, Smart, Volvo, Volkswagen, Abarth, Alfa, Audi, Bentley, Bugatti,  Citroen, Dacia, Ford, Jaguar, Lambor Ghini  (Utilizes new Auto VIN ID Tech to automatically identify the vehicle’s make, model, and year)


Acura, Daewoo, Daihatsu, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Isuzu, Kia, Lexus, Maruti Suzuki, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan (also in America), SsangYong, Subaru, Suzuki, Toyota, GTR, Scion, TATA, Mahindra



Chrysler, Ford, GM, Dodge, Jeep


The online version of Autel MK808 we sell does not support the function of Auto Auth. A Chrysler 12+8 bypass security gateway cable is needed to diagnose the Chrysler models from 2018 and newer.

If you wonder whether a specific car make is supported by MaxiCOM MK808, click on FREE inquiry VXDAS customer service:

3. How to use Autel MK808 to diagnose vehicles?

1. Identify your vehicle

The MaxiCOM diagnostic system supports 4 methods for vehicle Identification.

1) Auto VIN Scan: The MaxiCOM diagnostic system features the latest VIN-Based Auto VIN Scan function to identify vehicles and scan all the diagnosable ECUs and run diagnostics on the selected system. This function is compatible with 2006 and newer vehicles.

2) Manual VIN Input: For vehicles not supporting the Auto VIN Scan function, you may manually enter the vehicle VIN.

3) Automatic Selection: The Auto VIN Scan can be selected after selecting the test vehicle manufacturer.

4) Manual Selection: When the vehicle’s VIN is not automatically retrievable through the vehicle’s ECU, or the specific VIN is unknown, the vehicle can be manually selected.

2. Diagnose your vehicle

Once accessing the Diagnostics service of MaxiCOM MK808, you got a variety of functions available including oil reset and EPB/BMS/SAS/DPF service which are used for the safety and efficient maintenance of systems.

4. Does MK808 support Bluetooth?

No, it doesn’t. If you are looking for a scanner supporting Bluetooth or other functions, contact VXDAS customer service can get your customized purchase plan.

6. Can Autel MK808 program ABS modules?

Yes, MK808 can program a new ABS module. For specific vehicle service reset function coverage, contact VXDAS customer service to get it free.

5. Can Autel MK808 program keys?

Yes, you can program keys with MK808: add a new key, disable lost key, etc. If you need professional key programming, have better solution for you.

7. Does MK808 support coding?

No, it doesn’t. If you are looking for a scanner capable of coding or other advanced services, contact to get your customized purchase plan.

8. Is Autel MK808 bi-directional?

No, it doesn’t have bi-directional capability. As an entry-level model, MK808 features a user-friendly operational system, catering to all groups 

of auto technians or enthuthiasts – from beginners to advanced professionals. 


If you require a higher-level scanner with bi-directional control or other specific functions, contact us directly and get your customized purchase plan: call +8613728823411 or click here.


9. How to register Autel MK808 without trouble?

Follow the easy registration guide below.

Please enter your Email to make sure you can retrieve the password if you forget, or receive the new password after necessary reset.

10. Why can't I change MK808 Language after registration?

You’d better choose the language you usually use when you register. Extra steps are needed if you want to change it afterwards.

In that case, please follow the guide below step by step:

You can change the MaxiCOM MK808 default language English to German, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, French, Italian, Korean, Japanese, Russian, Polish, Swedish, and Chinese.

If you need more help, keep your VXDAS order number and contact us for lifetime customer service support here.

11. Should I download all software when updating MK808?

Select appropriate car software to update. A full download will occupy much of your memory space (64 GB). Extension of memory is supported (up to 32 GB). 

12. Can I download software for Autel diaglink for a Macbook?

No, Autel MaxiCOM MK808 is an Android tablet and Autel diaglink can only work with Windows.

13. How can I upload the error during the diagnostic process?

When you come across a problem, press the data logging icon.

Choose in which step you met the problem and press “OK”.

Describe details and vehicle information.

Then press “Upload” button to send the data log.

Or we can press “Save” button to save the data log.

Back on the function menu, press

Data Manager >> Data Logging >> History >> (The data log you want to upload) >> Upload



14. Can Autel scanners work without subscription? 

Once you purchase an Autel scan tool, you can enjoy 1 year of free updating. Once expired, you can choose to purchase a subscription or not. If you don’t subscribe it, you can still use this scanner with the current software version. Yet some functions may be affected if they require access to Autel’s cloud server for information. 


A Maxicom MK808BT update costs $135 USD per year. Your purchase is 100% risk-free as you can return the scanner for replacement or full refund within 30 Days and it’s protected from defects for 12 Months by US seller. 12 months free online update is available for the latest bug fixes, newly added car models software and functions.


Click on this coupon to enjoy a lucky discount on subscription when you buy from VXDAS.


15. What is the difference between Autel MX808 and MK808? 

       Which one should I choose?

Autel MaxiCOM MK808 and MaxiCheck MX808 share a great similarity in functions and features. Yet they still differ slightly in the following aspects.

1. Distribution

The main difference between them is that MK808 is the online e-commerce version but Autel MX808 is the offline version. MK808 is only available for online dealers, while MX808 is sold in offline store by local dealers. Yet the 2022 newest MX808 enjoys both Autel online and offline tech support and after-sales service. 

2. Function & permission

In order to distinguish different distributors, Autel company has customized different functions and permissions for different versions of products. The e-commerce online version of Autel MK808 does not support the function of Auto Auth, a Chrysler 12+8 bypass security gateway cable is needed to diagnose the Chrysler models from 2018 and newer. But Autel is optimizing the FCA function for the e-commerce version model and adding the functions similar to the offline version model.

3. Operation

These two scanners make different sounds under operation: MK808 beeps while MX808 buzzers. They also differ in operating and storage temperature, as MX808 can withstand a wider temperature range. MK808 should run between 0 and 55°C (14 to 131°F), while MX808 can be operated between -10 and 60°C (14 to 140°F); MK808’s storage temperature is -20 to 60°C (-4 to 140°F), while MX808’s is -20 to 70°C (-4 to 158°F).

4. Size & weight

MX808 (15 x 11.6 x 4.8 inches) is smaller than MK808 (15 x 11.7 x 4.7 inches). The former (2.5 kg) is also lighter than the later (2.6kg). Thus MX808 is relatively more portable than MK808.

Autel MaxiCOM MK808: Verdict

Overall, Autel MK808 is an extremely user-friendly scan tool with a vast array of maintenance services.

Thanks to its intuitive user interface and easy installation of software and hardware, you can effortlessly complete professional diagnoses even if you’ve never used an auto scanner before. With faulty code description right on the screen, you won’t bother to consult the DTC for maintenance suggestions during diagnosis.

What’s more, by tapping the Quick Link application, you can access Autel’s official website and other popular service websites. These sites abound with auto information and repair data, and also include forums, video training, and expert consultation.

If you are running your own auto repair business:

MaxiCOM MK808 will also be your perfect companion. The Shop Manager application will help you manage the workshop information, such as customer profiles and test vehicle history records. You can also access Data Manager to store, print, and review diagnostic reports and auto maintenance information. With the assistance of MK808, you’re able to streamline your workflow and win more customers. 

Hopefully, this article has cleared up some of your doubts about Autel MaxiCOM MK808.

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