Autel AutoLink AL301 VS AL329 -- OBD2 Code Reader Comparison


Autel has 3 series (Autolink, MaxiLink and MaxiScan) OBD2 code readers. Autel AL301 and AL329 are Autolink series code readers which all can perform basic vehicle read & erase codes functions. But what different between AL301 and AL329? Following, OBD2 code reader Autel AL301 VS AL329 will be Comparison from functions, hardware specification and price.

Next, you will read:

  1. Overview
  1. Comparison Chart
  1. Wich is the Best Pick?
  2. Who Is it Built For?

AL301 VS AL329 descriptions

Autel AutoLink AL301

The AutoLink AL301 is the most powerful, affordable and easiest-to-use tool for DIY customers. It enables the user to read and clear diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) from the on-board computers of 1996 and newer OBD2 compliant vehicle. It also provides VIN info (vehicle identification number) and performs the task of OBD II Readiness Monitors (I/M Monitors) inspection maintenance readiness testing by displaying the I/M readiness monitor status.

Autel Autolink AL329

AutoLink AL329, with its patented One-Click I/M readiness key, enables users to read and clear diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) from the on-board computer of 1996 and newer OBDII compliant vehicle. The AutoVIN technology feature in the tool will help it quickly identify the massive manufacture-specific code. By displaying the I/M readiness monitor status, the AL329 is capable of performing (I/M) Inspection maintenance readiness test.

Autel AL301 VS AL329 Comparison Chart

AL301 VS AL329 Autel AL329
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Comparison On Functions

Read MIL Status -
One Touch I/M Readiness Key -
View Freeze Frame Data -
View Live Data -
Read/Erase DTCs
View Vehicle Information -
AutoVIN for Quick DTC Definnition -
Vehicle Coverage Vehicle Compatible with OBD Protols Vehicle Compatible with OBD Protols

Comparison On Hardware

Display TFT color display (220 x 176 dpi) Backlit LCD, 2 lines, 8 characters each line
Operating Temperature 0 to 60°C (32 to 140 F°) 0 to 50°C (32 to 122 F°)
Storage Temperature -20 to 70°C (-4 to 158 F°) -20 to 70°C (-4 to 158 F°)
External Power 8.0 to 18.0 V power provided via vehicle battery DC12V provided via the vehicle’s battery
Length\Width\Height 120.9 mm (4.76”) x 68.4 mm (2.69”) x 18 mm (0.71”) 110 mm (4.33”)\69 mm (2.72”)\18 mm (0.71”)
Weight 155.2 g (0.342 lb.) 0.153kg (0.337b)

Comparison On Price

Price US $40 US $25
Buy Now Sold Out AL301

AL301 VS AL329 Summary

Autel Autolink AL329 is the updated version of AL319 and AL319 is an advanced version of AL301, but all of them are basic OBD2 code readers which the main function is read/erase code and view vehicle information.

Although that, in AL301 VS AL329 there still have 3 differences between them.

In terms of function, AL301 mainly have basic read and erase fault code function and there are not have one-click I/M key, though AL301 can perform the task of OBD II Readiness Monitors (I/M Monitors), besides, AL329 have more quick function (such AutoVIN for quick DTC definition, view live data, view freeze frame data); In terms of price, al329 is $15 more expensive than al301; On the hardware, they do not have more different, just AL329 has bigger screen and can display 4 functions on the display screen but AL301 display 8 characters each line, as read/erase fault code reader it's enough.

Who Is it Built For?

About who suit AL301 and who suits AL329? If you just want to erase fault codes on your car and turn off engine light, then AL301 can do it well and can save $15 for you; If you want to read/erase fault codes and view some data on the little screen then you can choose al329, but if you do, why not pay $11 more and bought AutoLink AL519, it can do more function and use more friendly.


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