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maxME Scan Tool is Taking the Field By Storm

Posted by Nicole Gennarelli

Don't get stuck with yesterday's technology - you can finally own your own diagnostics tablet.

Sharing a diagnostics tablet with other technicians flat out stinks. So why continue doing it day-after-day?

With Matco’s maxME, you can have your own scan tool for $1,000 and pay-as-you-go software coverage, you don’t have to share a scan tool anymore.

maxME Scan toolNot only does the price point make this device different from others on the market, but its patented pay-as-you-go software coverage lets you pay for the coverage that’s right for you. That’s right, you don’t have to continue paying outrageous prices for costly software bundled into your tablet. If you primarily work on Ford, then purchase the Ford subscription to gain access to all Ford models offered, like the Focus, Fusion, Mustang and any other models available.

You can purchase as many car makes as you need and quickly add or remove coverage with a simple click right from your tablet screen. maxME offers coverage per make for $20 a month, per region for $60 a month and for $105 month, you get access to all makes.

Click here to hear what real technicians think about costly scan tools.

“The biggest issue technicians have when purchasing a diagnostics tablet is the price point,” said Kimber Biniak, diagnostics product manager for Matco Tools. “The tablet is too expensive and they pay for software coverage they usually don’t use. If a technician can’t afford a tablet, he/she winds up sharing a scan tool with other techs in the shop, making it difficult to get jobs done quickly. maxME’s price point is affordable and gives technicians the option of choosing the software coverage they use most. maxME lets anyone get job done.”

There’s no need to wait around trying to get the job done because someone else is using the shop diagnostics tablet; with maxME, you can have your own.

More jobs completed, means more money in your pocket. It’s time to get the job done faster with your own diagnostics tablet – maxME.

For more information about maxME, click here or speak to your Matco Tools distributor.


Topics: Android, Automotive, bi-directional, Diagnostics, Matco, Matco Tools, maxME, scan tools, Tablet, Tool Talk, Tools, bi-directional scan tool, scanner, Scan Tool


Posted by Nicole Gennarelli

A Bi-Directional Scan Tool for every technician.

The maxME is the industry’s first diagnostics tablet that offers a patented*, pay-as-you-go subscription service that allows you to purchase software only for the car makes you work on every day.

Matco's maxME Android Diagnostic Tablet

We know that diagnostic tablets are expensive, which is why you probably share it in the shop with other technicians. Time is money, and more jobs completed means more money in your pocket. You shouldn’t have to wait to get the job done because you don’t have your own diagnostics tablet.

You talked. Matco acted. No More Sharing.

“By introducing maxME in the diagnostics market, we want to eliminate technicians sharing a tablet in the shop,” said Kimber Biniak, diagnostics product manager for Matco Tools. “With maxME’s patented pay-as-you-go software subscription service, technicians can finally pay for the car makes they work on instead of paying for everything, which includes makes they don’t use. maxME’s software coverage starts as low as $20 a month, and techs can add or delete makes whenever they want. We want to make owning a diagnostics tablet affordable for Matco customers.”


The maxME is:

1.)    Affordable. Not only have we significantly lowered the price of a bi-directional diagnostics tablet, but maxME utilizes the industry’s firs patented, pay-as-you-go software subscription service. Now only pay for the coverage you need, starting as low as $20 a month.

2.)    Flexible. Select the diagnostics coverage as you need it. You only pay for the car makes that you work on, or you can purchase coverage for a certain region (i.e. Domestic/European/Asian). You can also buy a subscription that covers everything. Plus, you can add or delete makes whenever you want, right from your maxME Wi-Fi enabled tablet; you only get billed for what you use.

3.)    Personal. It’s not just one of the most advanced diagnostic tools on the market, but it’s also a full-featured, personal use tablet. Troubleshoot engine codes, or stream your favorite music or movies and play your favorite apps – all from one tool. Get the job done faster and more accurately than ever before with the power to make it your own.

The maxME isn’t your average tablet, it’s built tough. Manufactured to IP65 specifications, the rugged hardware was built for the most demanding shop environment.

  • Dust-proof
  • Waterproof
  • Drop-proof
  • Can withstand a stream of water from any direction
  • All ports, buttons, connections and speakers are completely sealed
  • Extra thick rubber casing for increased durability
  • Includes carry case
  • Features a carry strap and built-in dongle storage for when you’re on the go

Once you select a subscription plan, you can easily download updates for your coverage.Get the newest offerings and enhancements for FREE, right on your tablet for the life of your subscription. Pay for What You Want, When You Want It.

For more information on the maxME, featuring the industry’s first patented, pay-as-you-go software subscription service, contact your Matco Distributor or visit

*Patent #: US 8,930,067

Topics: Automotive, Cars, Diagnostics, maxME, Pay-as-you-go, Software, Subscription, Tablet, Tool Talk, Tools, bi-directional scan tool, scanner

The Most Powerful Tool in the Box: Maximus 2.0

Posted by Nicole Gennarelli

A professional, automotive tool that bridges the gap between smart phones and smart diagnostics.

Matco Tools’ Maximus 2.0 is an expandable, robust and wireless Android™ based scan tool tablet that has vast vehicle coverage for Asian, European, and Domestic applications.

The Maximus 2.0 is designed for maximum functionality, efficiency and productivity. Now technicians receive weekly diagnostic information updates offering the latest coverage enhancements. With the click of a button, technicians can update a single car line in less than one minute. The tablet is also built to IP65 specifications meaning it’s not only drop-tested and dustproof, but it’s also waterproof withstanding a stream of water in all directions.

Further extending the efficiency and ease-of-use is the new module ID and VIN scan feature. A technician can simply take a picture of a vehicle’s VIN number and all available vehicle information will be displayed automatically right on the screen. In addition to its many features, the Maximus 2.0 comes with a true docking station with VGA, audio out, Ethernet, 2 USB ports (battery charge and data transfer) as well as connector storage – ready to use anywhere, anytime.

“As technology continues to advance, we want to make sure we are integrating the latest and greatest into our products,” said Kimber Fabrick, diagnostics product manager for Matco Tools. “By expanding our diagnostics line, we are providing more options for technicians to choose from based on their specific needs."


Featuring a 10.1-inch high-resolution, capacitive touch screen, and front and rear cameras, it’s easier than ever to capture still photos and videos, as well as load any third-party app available for the Android™ operating system. With Bluetooth and Wi-Fi capabilities technicians have constant access to more information, faster.

All of the Maximus 2.0 features lead to maximum productivity for both the technician and the shop – boosting overall profits. With one click, technicians can reset an automatic oil light or complete a manual procedure. The MDMAX2 is also expandable with optional modules for a battery tester, sensor simulator and lab scope.

Be more productive at the shop or at home with the Maximus 2.0!


Topics: Diagnostics, Efficiency, Faster, Features, Maximus 2.0, Productivity, Tablet, Tool Talk, MDMAX2, Scan Tool, bi-directional scan tool, scanner

Top 10 Reasons to Love the Maximus Scan Tool

Posted by Gina Zimmerman

The Maximus (MDMAX) by Matco Tools

Matco Tools Maximus provides the automotive industry with a unique solutions-based diagnostics and information tablet. The Maximus diagnostic tablet offers technicians the fastest, most complete scan tool to handle everything from on board computer diagnostics to repair, all without leaving the vehicle.

The MDMAX quickly became one of Matco's most popular ranking products.

Here are the top 10 reasons why technicians and industry experts love the Maximus:

#1 Simply the best OE-level coverage and capabilities – Maximus is the diagnostic tool for every job

Gain complete OE-level access to Asian, European and Domestic applications for module coding, resets, relearns and bi-directional capabilities – all on an impressive 9.7” high resolution color touch screen.

#2 Coverage when you need it most

Weekly updates offer the latest coverage enhancements when you need it. With the click of a button, update a single car line in as little as 1 minute.

#3 True PC architecture with Windows® 7

And its powered by Intel® Atom Dual Core Processor. Navigate through menus in lightning speed. Access repair databases ultra-fast. Experience true, PC-based functionality that standard diagnostic tools can’t match – run multiple applications while diagnosing vehicles. The solid-state hard drive, fully functioning web browser, built-in camera, VGA and HDMI video out, headphone and audio out, multiple USB ports along with Wi-Fi B/G/N and Ethernet go even further to bring this diagnostic tool to the next level.

#4 No-hassle connectivity

Maximus utilizes the latest in OBDII wireless Bluetooth technology with built-in LPT (Large Packet Transfer technology). Users experience the fastest data refresh rates and most stable wireless diagnostics experience in the industry.

#5 Find and Fix Faster®

Maximus, with Direct-Hit® from Identifix® - Vehicle is automatically identified and with the input of DTC or symptom information, known fixes are displayed right on the spot. Repair information is displayed from within the tool at the car, increasing productivity and shop profit.  The MDMAX includes a 30-day free trial of Direct-Hit®.

#6 Multi-tasking = higher productivity = higher profits

Perform vehicle diagnostics, utilize any of the optional add-on modules, and surf the net all at the same time.

#7 Ready to go when you are

With the Maximus’ built-in lithium-ion battery and Docking Station, the MDMAX offers hours of un-tethered usage. There is no need to connect to an external power source to view diagnostic data or surf the net – and what better way to charge your MDMAX than with the exclusive Docking Station. Matco’s Docking Station also serves as a home base for the MDAX, making it instantly available, charged and ready to go.  Also includes HDMI output for the latest technology in setting up a work station with an external monitor.

#8 Take the Maximus to the MAX

The Maximus is truly expandable allowing customers to only purchase capability they need. Customers can add the Scopebox (4 trace Lab Scope), Sensorbox (digital sensor simulator), Batterybox and JBox (J2534 Pass-Through Reflash) that is Tech2Win compliant. With the JBox using a separate VCI, you can re-flash a vehicle while diagnosing another wireless!

#9 One of the best warranties in the business

Matco stands behind Maximus with an impressive 2-year warranty.

#10 A favorite amongst the field

The MDMAX was the chosen winner by Matco’s distributors as the best new product in the annual Distributor’s Choice Awards earlier this year. “Our distributors are the best judges for this award because they understand the needs of the automotive industry, and know which tools will be successful in the market,” says John Green, vice president of marketing and eCommerce for Matco Tools. “Maximus provides a true tablet experience complete with industry-leading features, and we are pleased that it has been recognized as a leader with our distributors.”

The MDMAX is available now exclusively from Matco Tools. To locate a distributor in your area or for more information on the product, call 1-866-289-8665 or see all the maximus diagnostics on our website.


Topics: Diagnostics, Maximus, MDMAX, Tablet, Tool Talk, scanner, bi-directional scan tool, Scan Tool, OBDII

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