The NT630 by Foxwell will allow you to determine why your check engine light has turned on, but that’s not all. The scanner will also run a variety of tests on your vehicle’s anti-lock brake system, and can also turn the airbag indicator off, and clear and read codes. This is a scanner that can do it all, which is what makes it one of the best OBD2 scanners on the market.
Our Verdict: The NT630 is one of Foxwell’s most popular scanners. First, not only can it help to clear, reset, and read codes, but it also gives users temporary control over airbag and ABS indicator lights, in addition to aiding in the brake bleeding process. Essentially, it’s one of the most versatile scanners on the market. However, it’s not for everyone. Beginners may struggle to navigate the complicated user interface and may have trouble using the extra features such as the brake bleeding option. In the end, this is a scanner I would recommend to the experienced DIYer or the pro mechanic.
Keep on reading to find out how this scanner works, learn more about manufacturer compatibility, and get a peek at the competition to find out how this Foxwell scanner measures up.
Overview and Features
For most car owners, nothing can be more alarming or frustrating than when the check engine light comes on since it can indicate that your vehicle has one or more issues that require your immediate attention. However, even if you have a code reader and you’re able to determine what’s going on with your SUV, car, or truck, the error will continue to pop up on your vehicle’s computer, that is, unless you have a code reader that can actually clear codes like the NT630.
A Powerful Diagnostic Tool
This diagnostic tool will help you to identify the vehicle you want to test accurately based on the vehicle’s VIN number. The device will receive the VIN number or you can enter it manually if it doesn’t pop up automatically. This will help the scanner to identify the specific model it’s working on.
This model is able to perform SAS/SRS/ABS diagnosis on several makes and models of both imported and domestic vehicles. Because it’s so versatile, the scanner is a great choice if you’re looking for a reliable and accurate scanner you can use in a pro garage.
This model is compatible with American made vehicles from 1996 to 2016 for:
- GM from Brazil market
It will also work with Asian vehicles from 2001 to 2016 including:
In terms of coverage, it’s compatible with over fifty-two manufacturers in total.
For European coverage, it will be compatible with vehicles produced in 2003-2016 for manufacturers including:
French and Italian coverage includes:
The scanner’s backlit large color display makes it easy to read diagnostic codes. The included software is ungradable. Additionally, Autel continues to improve their software performance and increase their manufacturer compatibility all the time. With the purchase, you’ll enjoy free software updates for life. To update, simply hold down the Help button for five to ten seconds. Next, you’ll connect the scanner to your PC via the USB port. The scanner’s display will alert you once the update is complete. And that’s it.
ABS and Airbag Indicator Light Control
Aside from reading and clearing codes, this model can turn off the airbag warning indicator and the ABS warning indicator and will allow you to use the scan tool to activate and control the ABS or airbag system.
It will also display live car sensor performance data using text and graphs.
Bleeding the Brakes
When your vehicle’s brake system is opened in order to replace the master cylinder, wheel cylinders, or calipers, air can get inside. This air must be removed immediately. This is accomplished by bleeding the brakes and results in a firmer brake pedal for improved stopping power. Unlike any other model on the market, this scanner can be used to help you bleed the brakes by cycling the valves and pumps during the bleeding process.
Advantages and Disadvantages
- Can control ABS and airbag indicator lights
- Reads, clears, and resets codes
- Compatible with over fifty two manufacturers for both imported and domestic vehicles
- Large color display
- Free software updates for life
- User menu is not very intuitive and can be difficult for beginners to use
How Does it Measure Up to the Competition?
In terms of features, this Foxwell model easily blows the Autel AutoLink AL319 OBD2 code scanner out of the water. Both scanners have a good reputation for accuracy and reliability and allow you to clear, read, and reset codes. However, the Foxwell scanner also gives you temporary control over ABS and airbag indicator lights, in addition to its ability to aid in the brake bleeding process. For the most part, I felt that the Foxwell scanner was a better fit for pro use or DIYers who are familiar with OBD2 scanners and how they work. The user’s menu for this scanner can be difficult for the beginner to navigate, whereas the Autel scanner features a simpler layout and intuitive controls. Basically, if you’re a beginner you’ll be better off with the Autel, while pros and experienced DIYers will appreciate what the Foxwell scanner has to offer in terms of code reading abilities and the extra features.