Automotive Diagnostic Scan Tools Market Size worth $49bn by 2025

Automotive Diagnostic Scan Tools Market size is set to exceed USD 49 billion by 2025; according to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc.

The automotive diagnostic scan tools market growth is attributed to stringent government regulations and regular amendments related to the emissions of vehicles, fuel efficiency, and environmental safety, which are also proliferating the growth of the market. For instance, the Federal Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 required all the vehicles manufactured after 1996 to have advanced OBD systems (OBD-II). It monitors vehicle condition and components related to the engine, vehicle emissions, engine coolant, and oxygen sensors. The evolving customer expectations, acceleration in technological innovations, and shift in the competitive power are changing the automotive aftermarket scenario.


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The automotive diagnostic scan tools aftermarket is rapidly growing due to the pricing pressure, increasing part quality, and e-mobility. Digital channels are expected to influence the customer’s research and purchase processes in the developed as well as in emerging markets. Automakers are strategically partnering with automotive software OEMs, OBD suppliers, and automotive aftermarket OBD manufacturers to boost aftermarket sales in the coming years. These partnerships and mergers will boost the revenue generation of automakers. For instance, in May 2017, Hero Motors entered into a joint venture with Hewland Engineering Ltd. of the UK for providing customers with powertrain solutions. The partnership provided end-to-end solutions for powertrain systems to automotive OEMs, recreational vehicles, and electric vehicles.

Automotive Diagnostic Scan Tools Market

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The automotive diagnostic scan tools software market is projected to grow substantially over the forecast timeline due to declining air quality index and increasing vehicle production & sales across the globe. The automotive diagnostic scan tool has evolved over the years due to the amendments in environmental regulations. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has primarily influenced the introduction of OBD-I and OBD-II. The automotive diagnostic scan tool manufacturers are strategically manufacturing diagnostic scan tools, which are compatible with almost every vehicle ranging from 15 years old to new model vehicles. These manufacturers are anticipated to compete against the diagnostic scan tools manufactured by automakers, providing a competitive advantage due to the compatibility of the tools.

The diagnostic scanners segment held a dominant share in 2018 and will maintain the automotive diagnostic scan tools market share over the forecast timeline. Automakers and technicians use automotive diagnostic scanners to gain access to vehicle-related data to identify any malfunction in the engine or sub-components. OBD scanners, particularly code readers and scan tools provide access to information about manufacturer-specific codes, customizable access to recorded data, and offer advanced troubleshooting information.

Browse key industry insights spread across 320 pages with 510 market data tables & 30 figures & charts from the report, “Automotive Diagnostic Scan Tools Market Size By Offering (Diagnostic Hardware {Scanner, Code Reader, Tester, Analyzer}, Diagnostic Software {ECU Diagnosis Software, Vehicle Tracking and Emissions Analysis Software, Vehicle System Testing Software}, Diagnostic Services {Vehicle Maintenance and Repair, Custom, Training, Support, and Integration}), By Application (Automatic Crash Notification, Vehicle Tracking, Vehicle Health Alert & Roadside Assistance, Repair and Maintenance, Emission Control), By Vehicle Type (Passenger Vehicle, Commercial Vehicle), By Tool Type (Professional Diagnostic, DIY Diagnostic, OEMs Diagnostic), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2019 - 2025” in detail along with the table of contents:

The increasing vehicle sales between 2015 to 2018 have increased the demand for diagnostic services. Increasing internet penetration, technological development, such as IoT, and the proliferation of smartphones are helping users to diagnose their vehicles at a customer-specific and cost-effective service center. Technical consultations and the adoption of customization in vehicles are driving the growth of the automotive diagnostic scan tools market.

Vehicle tracking keeps track of vehicles, people, and assets in real-time as well as records the activity history including departure, arrival, and stoppage duration. Vehicle tracking information is stored on cloud platforms that can easily be accessed through mobile applications. The pertinent tracking information can also be retrieved by connecting devices to a USB port. This helps service centers to reach the vehicle breakdown spot and repair the faulty vehicle. Stringent government regulation related to passenger & vehicle safety is driving the demand for integrated vehicle tracking in new vehicles.

OEM automotive diagnostic scan tools market is estimated to register substantial growth rate over the forecast timeline due to growing trend of forward integration among the automakers. Additionally, the automakers and OEMs are partnering with technology-based companies to offer a wide range of automotive diagnostic scan tools. For instance, in October 2018, BMW Group partnered with KPIT and TTTech as software partners with a global footprint and proven expertise in the development of both software platforms, diagnostic scan tools, and autonomous driving technologies.

North America automotive diagnostic scan tools market holds a significant share in the global industry due to the presence of prominent OEMs in this region. In addition, stringent government norms related to vehicle emission in the region are also affecting the market. There is a significant increase in activity and speculation related to tariffs and duties between the U.S. and its trading partners including China and the EU. The advent of self-driving cars, EVs, and HEVs will positively impact market growth.

The prominent automakers and OEMs across the globe are entering into strategic alliances, such as acquisitions, mergers, and partnerships, with other market players. For instance, in October 2018, Magneti Marelli, an automotive component business of Fiat Chrysler Automotive N.V., was acquired by CK Holdings, Ltd., a holding company of Calsonic Kansei Corporation, for USD 7.31 billion. Additionally, the automakers are investing extensively in automotive diagnostic scan tools to develop innovative diagnostic scan tools solutions.

The major players operating in the automotive diagnostic scan tools market are Hickok Incorporated, Honda Motor Company, Ltd., BMW AG, Actia Group SA, Fluke Corporation, Autel Intelligent Technology Corp., Ltd., Launch Tech UK,  Bosch Automotive Service Solutions Inc., Denso Corporation, DG Technologies, Daimler AG, Delphi Automotive PLC, Volkswagen AG, Snap-on Incorporated, AVL List GmbH, General Technologies Corporation, Continental AG, KPIT Technologies, Softing AG and Volvo Group.

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The automotive diagnostic scan tools market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD from 2014 to 2025 for the following segments:

By Offering

  • Diagnostic Hardware
    • Scanner
    • Code reader
    • Tester
    • Analyzer
    • Others
  • Diagnostic Software
    • ECU diagnosis software
    • Vehicle tracking and emissions analysis software
    • Vehicle system testing software
    • Others
  • Diagnostic Services
    • Vehicle maintenance and repair
    • Custom, training, support, and integration

By Application

  • Automatic crash notification
  • Vehicle tracking
  • Vehicle health alert & roadside assistance
  • Repair and maintenance
  • Emission control
  • Others

By Vehicle Type

  • Passenger vehicle
  • Commercial vehicle

By Tool Type

  • Professional diagnostic
  • DIY diagnostic
  • OEMs diagnostic

The above information has been provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Russia
    • UK
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
  • APAC
    • China
    • Japan
    • Australia
    • South Korea
    • India
    • Malaysia
  • Latin America
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
    • Brazil
    • Chile
  • Middle East & Africa
    • Africa
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Qatar
    • Oman
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