This is continuation of my other DIY car diagnostic post relating to ELM 327 and VCDS cables.
I am only going to list names of software that are useful when it comes to DIY car diagnostics: service manuals and technical data.
ALL DATA – CD’s for US cars (includes OEM data, service manuals) This is software that most of US car repair shops use. Great but expensive.
Autodata – Same as All Data, includes EU models of cars. (must have)
Vivid WorkshopData – Great source of OEM data and Service Manual. (must have)
Bently Publishers – link Manuals for almost all cars. Expensive, manuals for one car cost over $100.
WIN ELSA – Service manuals for VW, Audi, Skoda cars. Used by dealer services.
ETKA – the official electronic parts catalog (EPC) for Volkswagen Group. Online version