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- What is VCDS or VAG-COM?
Answer is easy: The Cheapest and Most Powerfull Tool for diagnostic all cars from VAG Group (VW, Audi, SEAT and Skoda). VCDS previously known as VAG-COM gives you real dealer level access to every VAG Car. In this price range there is no better tool than Ross-Tech Genuine Interface for diagnostic VAG Vehicles.
- What cars are covered by VAG-COM or VCDS?
Software from Ross-Tech covers all VAG cars till today. Every VAG car equipped with Onboard Diagnostic System is covered by Ross-Tech Diagnostic Software. All VW, Audi, SEAT and Skoda cars since 1990 are fully supported by VAG-COM and VCDS Software. Ross-Tech continuously update their software so you can be 100% sure that every new VAG car will be supported by VCDS Interface.
- What can you do with VAG-COM or VCDS?
Basically everything what dealer can do. This is a real Dealer Level Diagnostic Tool and because it is made only for VAG Cars you can be sure it will have best compatibility with every VAG Vehicle. Examples of supported functions: Trouble Codes Reading and Clearing, Adaptations, Short and Long Coding, Reading Device Identification Numbers, Viewing Measured Values, Reading Freeze Frame Data and much more...
- Which Car Electronic Control Modules are covered?
VCDS and VAG-COM covers all Electronic Control Modules which are available in your car. You can follow diagnostic on every module which is installed in your car. Examples of covered modules: Engine, Automatic Transmission, Airbags, Power Steering, ESP, ABS Brakes, EPB (Electronic Parking Brake), Electric Windows, factory fitted Radios and/or CD/Media Players, factory fitted GPS units (SAT-NAV)...
- Is the VCDS software continuously UpDated?
Yes, VCDS is UpDated by Ross-Tech all the time and all the updates are free for anybody who bought genuine Rosstech Interface. This means that you buy one tool which will be supporting all the VAG cars for ever. Even if Ross-Tech will change something in their Interface they will usually give you cheap offer to exchange your old Interface for newer version.
- Where to buy Genuine Ross-Tech Interface?
Main answer is not from China! There is many clones available online but trust me they do not work longer than once. Do not waste your money on clones and buy genuine Ross-Tech Tool. Original Interface is really cheap if you think about VCDS functionality and free Updates. The only official distributors you can find here: Official Ross-Tech Interface Distributor List.
- Will I get any support from Ross-Tech?
Ross-Tech will give you lifetime support for your interface and software. This is just another reason to buy Genuine VCDS Tool. Nobody else selling clones will provide you with lifetime support. Please check Ross-Tech Wiki for more information.
- Can I buy cheap VAG-COM Compatible Interface?
Yes, you can buy cheap VAG-COM compatible Interface for old version of VAG-COM. Ross-Tech accepts 3rd Party Interfaces till VAG-COM 409.1. They also made VCDS Lite which is the last version of software working with 3rd Party Interfaces. For full program functionality with 3rd Party Interfaces you have to register software with Rosstech for $99. You have to remember that all of those 3rd party cables covers only older VAG Cars till and including 2004. They will not work with new CAN Based vehicles.
- Will VAG-COM Compatible Interface work exactly the same as genuine tool?
Cheap VAG-COM Compatible Interface will work in exactly the same way as genuine tool but only after full software registration which cost $99. Software registartion process is easy and quick - everything what you need is a Serial Number from VAG-COM 409.1 or VCDS lite which you can find in "VCDS Lite: About" Screen. You have to look for "License Info" and "Serial Number", you will also find there "License Status" which will change to "Fully Registered/Activated" after completing registration process. For full VAG-COM 409.1 or VCDS Lite registration please visit: http://www.ross-tech.com/vca.
Please remember that for the new software version after VAG-COM 409.1 or VCDS Lite you HAVE TO buy genuine Ross-Tech Tool - there is NO 3rd Party Interfaces for any VAG-COM after version 409.1 or VCDS Lite! Genuine VCDS Tool is ONLY available from Official Ross-Tech Interface Distributors. Please do NOT trust Clones and buy only the GENUINE RossTech ScanTool if you want to avoid complications!
I AM SORRY BUT I AM NOT ABLE TO PROVIDE YOU WITH DIRECT DOWNLOAD FOR VAG-COM OR VCDS SOFTWARE DUE TO ROSSTECH COPYRIGHTS. FOR ANY DOWNLOADS PLEASE VISIT OFFICIAL ROSS-TECH WEBSITE.
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