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Home Uncategorized Introducing the New Mac Tools 2008 Taskmaster

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Mac Tools (www.mactools.com) introduces the new 2008 Taskmaster – ET3008A. This comprehensive diagnostic tool covers early domestic OBD I systems and all OBD II protocols, including the Controller Area Network (CAN) protocol. CAN protocol was introduced in 2003 model year vehicles and is the mandated protocol in all new vehicles by 2008.

New Powerful Features of the Mac Tools 2008 Taskmaster – ET3008A include the following:
• NEW TaskMaster now includes Body and Chassis systems along with Engine, Transmission, ABS and Air bag
• NEW Repair Information – Typical Sensor/Data Specs
• NEW USA Domestic OBD I & OBD II coverage (1984 thru 2007)
• NEW USA Asian OBD I & OBD II coverage (1983 thru 2007)
• NEW Enhanced OBD II Mode 6 screens
• Domestic and Asian Enhanced Data & DTC’s
• Global OBD II Asian & European coverage (1996 thru 2007)

Data kits derived from the 2008 model are also available to enhance existing Mac Tools Taskmasters. These kits include the following:

U.S. 2007 Domestic Kit Vehicle Coverage – ET3774-14 – $299.99
• GM ’84 – 2007
• Ford ’84 – 2007
• Chrysler ’88 – 2007
• Jeep ’91 – 2007
• Saturn ’91 – 2007
• USA Asian ’96-2007 (Global OBD II)
• USA European ’96 – 2007 (Global OBD II)

U.S. 2007 Asian Vehicle Coverage – ET3774-15 – $299.99
• Honda ’85 – 2007
• Toyota ’88 – 2007
• Nissan ’87 – 2007
• Mitsubishi ’88 – 2007
• Mazda ’83 – 2007
• Hyundai ’89 – 2007
• Kia ’95 – 2007
• Isuzu ’84 – 2007
And many other Asian manufacturers

Combined U.S. 2007 Domestic and U.S. 2007 Asian Coverage – ET3774-16 – $599.99
• Contains combined coverage from ET3774-14 and ET3774-15.

The Mac Tools 2008 Taskmaster includes ScanMate PC Software that allows technicians to upload recordings, play back recordings, print reports, export captured data in spreadsheet format, get internet updates, email and share data recordings, view data in line graph, bar graph, meter, digital, or superimposed format.

To order the New 2008 Mac Tools Taskmaster – ET3008A, or data kits ET3774-14, ET3774-15, or ET3774-16, contact your local Mac Tools Distributor or call 1-800-MACTOOLS.

For more information on products offered by Mac Tools, visit www.mactools.com.

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