Automotive Diagnostic Scan Tools Market (By Offering Type: Diagnostic Hardware, Diagnostic Software, Diagnostic services; By Tool Type: DIY diagnostic, OEMS diagnostics, Professional diagnostics; By Vehicle Type: Passenger vehicle, Commercial vehicle; By Propulsion: ICE vehicles, EVs; By Application; By Workshop Equipment; By Connectivity; By Handheld Scan Tools) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Regional Outlook, and Forecast 2022-2030


The global automotive diagnostics scan tool market size was estimated at USD 36.2 billion in 2021 and is expected to expand to USD 67.8 billion by 2030, growing at a registered CAGR of 7.22% during the forecast period 2022 to 2030.

Automotive Diagnostics Scan Tools Market Size 2022 To 2030

Key Takeaways:

  • Asia Pacific automotive diagnostics scan tool market size was valued at USD 16.8 billion in 2021.
  • By vehicle type, the passenger vehicle segments accounted 89% market share in 2021.
  • By offering type, the diagnostic software segment held 16% market share in 2021.

The automotive scan tool is tool which diagnose the vehicles. It involves the electronic hardware devices and software that diagnose the problems in the vehicle. Detection and analysing of the faults in the vehicle before any trouble shoot situation appears and controlling of the fault and reprogramming the vehicle.  It is used to give the information technically though a software utilization OBD On board diagnostics to detect the errors and faults in to the systems of the vehicle. Faults in engine, fuel system, battery, transmission and further more various electronics components of the vehicles.

The pandemic outbreak covid-19 situation has declined the market growth due to shut down of the industries overall and across various regions due to rules and regulations imposed by the government such as lock down, social distancing and other norms which ceased the transportation and supply of the needs affected the market growth and fall down of the share due to decreased demands for the vehicles and shut down of the industries. Thus, post pandemic situation there is increased market rate due to developed technologies and modifications in the automotive industry with increased value of the product which enhanced the automotive diagnostics scan tools market.

Growth Factors

The advanced developed technologies in automotive diagnostics scan tools in the vehicles with increased demands from the market have supported to expand the market to grow at a larger extent during the forecast period. Identifying the errors, faults in engines, fuel system, battery, transmission and other electronics components helps to give the information with installed software and improved electrification system have driven the market to grow. Identifying the errors in electronics component manually was time taking job and very expensive. A tool is developed by the garage equipment manufactures to identify the problem in the vehicle by connecting the cable in plug to the vehicles diagnostics connector. Combination of software installed in the vehicle and electrification system used to identify the errors occurred in the vehicle and analysing the error and easy fast repair of the component in the electronic system with increased demands from the market to install the diagnostics tools in the and electronic components in the vehicle. Which supports to accelerate the growth of automotive diagnostics scan tools market with increased revenue share.

The automotive industry playing a major role in developing and installing the investments to further growth of the market. Support of the government to develop the emerging countries with developed features in the vehicles with increased investments and rising of the automotive diagnostic scan tools market. The key market players involved in introducing the new developments in the automotive department have helped to boost the market size to a larger extent.

The pandemic situation covid -19 with large impact on the market with decreased growth of automotive diagnostics scan tool with decreased production for the tools due short of demands from the market with imposed rules and regulations from the government. Imposed lock down which led to shutdown of the industries declined the growth of the market. The post covid-19 situation with increased demand from the market for the automotive diagnostics scan tool with increased electric vehicles have encouraged the market to grow at a larger extent with the improved benefits from the acquired tools and new developing have expanded the automotive diagnostics scan tool market.

Report Scope of the Automotive Diagnostics Scan Tools Market

Report Coverage Details
Market Size in 2022

USD 38.81 Billion

Market Size by 2030

USD 67.8 Billion

Growth Rate from 2022 to 2030 CAGR of 7.22%
Base Year 2021
Forecast Period 2022 to 2030
Segments Covered Offering Type, Tool Type, Vehicle Type, Propulsion, Application, Workshop Equipment, Connectivity, Handheld Scan Tools, and Geography
Companies Mentioned Horiba Ltd, SGA SA, Continental AG, SPX Corporation, Denso Corporation, Delphi Technologies, Robert Bosch GmBH, Softing AG, Snap-on Incorporated, ACTIA Group, Autel Intelligent Technology Corp., Ltd, AV List GmbH, BMW AG, Bosch Automotive Service Solutions, DG Technologies, Fluke Corporation, Honda Motor Company, Volkswagen AG, Volvo Group, KPIT Technologies, Launch Tech, Hickok Incorporated


Key market Drivers

Increased production of the vehicles- Increased population with rapid development of the automotive with increased demands from the market. Rapid urbanization and developing the emerged countries with improved production and manufacturing wIth increased features and scanning tools for identifying the errors have increased the market revenue share and accelerated the market growth. Increased research and development for producing the automotive diagnostics scan tool market with increased production and manufacturing with higher efficiency, easy access to the errors and faults occurred in the electronic components with developed electrification system.

Advanced technologies- Increased complexation in the electronic system with increased applications in automotive diagnostics tools with developed electronic modules. Identifying the errors is the challenging task for regular end user.

  • Increased adoption of the newly developed vehicles with the new features.
  • Increased complexity and electrification system.
  • Enhanced number of services and workshop stations.
  • Reducing carbon foot prints by increasing stringent emission norms.
  • Do it your self-technology driven the market growth high.

Key market challenges

  • Presence of skill work - Lack of skill among the people due to developing advancements in the automotive diagnostics scan tools low skill work may led to slow growth of the market and decrease the market rate. Skill upgradation is necessary with increased courses for developing the skill across the regions is necessary task should be carried out or it may challenge the growth of the market.
  • Increased cost of the developed technology - Developed technologies with increased features in the vehicles and increased tools manufacturing which raised the rates of the developed technology where everybody cannot afford that costing which may decline the market size during the forecast period. High quality scanners with advance OBD2 with detailed diagnosis led to increased costing which may hinder the growth. Quality and the costing of the diagnostic tool should be equally maintained without any compromise in the efficiency of the diagnostic tool.
  • Availability of the number of options to the electric vehicles and the automotive diagnostics tools may challenge the market for the growth of the market 

Key market opportunities

  • Adapting newer technologies - The developed market growth in electrification system and developing, buying, producing, manufacturing tools for identifying the errors in the electrical components of the vehicle with increased rapid acceptance from the consumer for tools an early identification of the errors before any severe damage to the vehicle. Increased demand for OBD from the market. The demand for passenger vehicle increased in coming year during the forecast period.
  • Government Support - Increased government support to develop the newly developed technologies and increasing the automotive diagnostics scan tools market with increased investment to increase the production and manufacturing of the tools for identifying the early errors to avoid the future major problems.

Segmental Insights

Offering Type Insights

Based on offering type, the hardware segment to be the highest to hold the market share and necessary integration of the tools for identifying the faults and errors. OBD-II installed in all the passenger vehicle with increased development. Software diagnosis also to increase the market in next coming year with developed 5G connectivity will increase the market to a larger extent.

Automotive Diagnostics Scan Tools Market Share, By Vehicle, 2021 (%)

Vehicle Type Insights

Based on vehicle type, the passenger car to hold the highest market share with increased developments in the tools. Increasing awareness among the people regarding automotive diagnostics tools developed in the market to identify the errors and faults in electronic system.

Connectivity Insights

Based on connectivity, the USB connectivity more rapidly utilized in the vehicles with OBD-II. OBD-II is on board computers that identify the speed, mileage, emission and other problems in the electronic system. USB is easy to use and less cost and monitoring the devices increase demands for wireless connections took place by bluetooth and wifi.

Applications Insights

Based on applications it involves controlling of the emission from the vehicles, early detection of the errors and solution to the faults with increased repair and maintenance, vehicle health alert a road side assistance to avoid the accidents, vehicle tracking, automatic crash notifications and others with increased developments in diagnostics tools have increased the market during the forecast period.

Workshop Equipment Insights

Based on workshop equipment involves engine analyser, pressure leak detection, fuel injection diagnostics, headlight tester, dynamometer, paint scan equipment, wheel alignment equipment, exhaust gas analyser.

Automotive Diagnostics Scan Tools Market Share, By Region, 2021 (%)

Regions Revenue Share in 2021 (%)
North America 21.7%
Asia Pacific 41.5%
Europe 28.9%
Latin America 4%
MEA 3.9%


Geography Insights

Based on geography, the Asia Pacific region to be highest position to hold the market size with developed technologies and increased demands from the market and increased investments from the governments for developing the scanning tools with increased automotive industry with improved manufacturing and production. Other regions initiatively developing with new technologies and increased awareness among the people such as North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East and Africa also in process to contribute to increase the market size to a larger extent.

Recent Developments

  • Snap-on in the year 2020 September collaborated with AutoCrib, Inc, a largest rising, designer, manufacturing, marketing tool and asset solutions for controlling. Snap-on with increased focus to develop tools to control with increased solutions with higher efficiency for difficult problems in the industries.
  • In May 2021, Snap-on Incorporation launched John Bean Tru-Point with new increased features in the driver assistance systems (ADAS) tools in Auto Glass Week Florida, U.S. Increased ADAS calibrations process in the streamline from starting to the end.
  • In the month April 2021, launching of the electrification system technology from the HORIBA automotive with increased solutions rising for electric components in automotive industry and involves turnkey testing kits with consulting services for the vehicle and automotive developments.

Key market players

  • Horiba Ltd
  • SGA SA
  • Continental AG
  • SPX Corporation
  • Denso Corporation
  • Delphi Technologies
  • Robert Bosch GmBH
  • Softing AG
  • Snap-on Incorporated
  • ACTIA Group
  • Autel Intelligent Technology Corp., Ltd
  • AV List GmbH
  • BMW AG
  • Bosch Automotive Service Solutions
  • DG Technologies
  • Fluke Corporation
  • Honda Motor Company
  • Volkswagen AG
  • Volvo Group
  • KPIT Technologies 
  • Launch Tech 
  • Hickok Incorporated

Segments covered in the report

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By Offering Type

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

By Tool Type

  • DIY diagnostic
  • OEMS diagnostics
  • Professional diagnostics

By Vehicle Type

By Propulsion

  • ICE vehicles
  • EVs 

By Application

  • Emission control
  • Repair maintenance
  • Vehicle health alert and road side assistance
  • Vehicle tracking
  • Automatic crash notification
  • Others

By Workshop Equipment

  • Engine analyser
  • Pressure leak detection
  • Fuel injecting diagnosis
  • Headlight tester
  • Dynamometer
  • Painscan equipment
  • Wheel alignment equipment
  • Exhaust gas analyser

By Connectivity

  • USB
  • Wi- Fi
  • Bluetooth

By Handheld Scan Tools

  • Scanners
  • Code Readers
  • TPMS Tools
  • Digital Pressure Tester
  • Battery Analyzer

By Geography

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa (MEA)

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current size of automotive diagnostics scan tool market?
The global automotive diagnostics scan tool market size was accounted at USD 36.2 billion in 2021 and it is projected to hit around USD 67.8 billion by 2030.
The global automotive diagnostics scan tool market is poised to grow at a CAGR of 7.22% from 2022 to 2030.
The major players operating in the automotive diagnostics scan tool market are Horiba Ltd, SGA SA, Continental AG, SPX Corporation, Denso Corporation, Delphi Technologies, Robert Bosch GmBH, Softing AG, Snap-on Incorporated, ACTIA Group, Autel Intelligent Technology Corp., Ltd, AV List GmbH, BMW AG, Bosch Automotive Service Solutions, DG Technologies, Fluke Corporation, Honda Motor Company, Volkswagen AG, Volvo Group, KPIT Technologies, Launch Tech, Hickok Incorporated
Increased population with increased demands and rapid urbanization with new developed technologies and advancements with improved electrification system and developed electronic components and ease of identifying the errors and faults cost effetive have increased the market rate.
Asia Pacific region will lead the global automotive diagnostics scan tool market during the forecast period 2022 to 2030.
  • Report Code:2139
  • Category:Automotive
  • No. of Pages:150+
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