Automotive Diagnostic Scan Tools Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The Automotive Diagnostic Scan Tools Market is Segmented by Type (OBD, Electric System Analyzer, and Scan Tool), Vehicle Type (Passenger Cars and Commercial Vehicles), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World). The Report offers the market size and forecast in value (USD billion) for all the above-mentioned segments.

Automotive Diagnostic Tools Market Size

Automotive Diagnostic Tools Market Summary
Study Period 2019 - 2029
Base Year For Estimation 2023
CAGR 5.48 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia Pacific
Largest Market Asia-Pacific
Market Concentration Medium

Major Players

Automotive Diagnostic Tools Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Automotive Diagnostic Tools Market Analysis

The automotive diagnostic tools market is valued at USD 34.50 billion, and it is expected to reach USD 46.69 billion by registering a CAGR of 5.48% during the forecast period.

  • The COVID-19 pandemic initially had a negative impact on the market as continuous lockdowns and shutdowns of manufacturing units resulted in reduced vehicle usage and a decline in transportation activities, reducing diagnostic tool usage. However, growing digitalization and the latest technologies encouraged initial tool designing and proposals to be carried out remotely with the tools available currently because of the shutdown of actual fabrication stations due to the social distancing norms, stringent lockdown, and travel restrictions.
  • Favorable government policies across major economies, the United States and Europe mandating the utilization of OBD and growing awareness of the benefits offered by the diagnostic tools are expected to drive demand in the market. Moreover, the trend of integrating innovative features into vehicles due to rising security concerns among end-users and growing complexity in connected cars is expected to further augment market growth during the forecast period. However, the high cost and complexity of scan tools are likely to act as restraints to the growth of the market.
  • Asia-Pacific is expected to hold the largest market share during the forecast period owing to rising vehicle production and usage coupled with rising service stations and automotive workshops. North America and Europe are also likely to witness significant growth owing to the supportive environment created by governments across the region and rising awareness about safety and security in the wake of the latest technologies like connected and autonomous cars.

Automotive Diagnostic Tools Market Trends

Passenger Cars Segment Likely to Witness Significant Growth Over the Forecast Period

  • The passenger cars segment of the automotive diagnostic tools market can be attributed to rising passenger automobile sales around the world. In addition, the increasing stringency of pollution and vehicle safety performance regulations in numerous nations further elevate the necessity of these tools in vehicles. Though the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the market negatively due to lockdowns and travel restrictions, post-pandemic consumers preferred personal vehicles over mass transportation services. The market started regaining momentum over the forecast period.
  • Worldwide car sales grew to around 67.2 million automobiles in 2022, up from around 66.7 million units in 2021. In 2020 and 2021, a faltering global economy caused the industry to experience a downward trend. In 2022, COVID-19 and the Russian war in Ukraine contributed to shortages in the automotive semiconductor market and additional supply chain disruptions. Despite these challenges, 2023 sales growth is anticipated.
  • Further, the favorable government policies across major economies, the United States and Europe mandating the utilization of OBD and growing awareness of the benefits offered by the diagnostic tools are expected to drive demand in the market. Moreover, the trend of integrating innovative features into vehicles due to rising security concerns among end-users and growing complexity in connected cars is expected to further augment market growth during the forecast period. However, the high cost and complexity of scan tools are likely to act as restraints to the growth of the market.
  • Manufacturers are focusing on developing reliable and advanced diagnostic tools in order to increase the efficiency of vehicle service and solve challenges during vehicle maintenance. OBD II exhibited itself as the potential tool to solve several challenges during automotive parts monitoring, including catalyst heaters, evaporative systems, air conditioning systems, fuel systems, oxygen sensors and heaters, EGR, thermostats, fuel filler caps, particulate filters, etc. For instance:
  • In August 2022, Mahle announced its presence soon in the automotive aftermarket solution, which will include MahleBattery PRO diagnostics and service solutions, including E-Scan, E-Health, and E-Care modes. However, the TechPROdiagnostic tool was initially launched by the company in March 2022.
  • Furthermore, technological advancements in vehicles like connected cars, electric and autonomous vehicles, and complex designs are likely to further boost the adoption of fuel diagnostic tools, as faults in modern vehicles are often complex and require advanced diagnostic solutions.
Automotive Diagnostic Tools Market - Global Passenger Car Sales, in Million Units, 2019-2022

Asia-Pacific Region Expected to Hold Dominant Share in the Market

  • The Asia-Pacific region is expected to play a significant role in the market due to major automotive markets like India, China, and Japan. The region is also home to manufacturing giants such as Hyundai, Toyota, Tata, and Honda. All the countries in the region have harmonized their OBD standards with global standards, yet gaps remain in markets such as India in implementing these standards.
  • As automakers in China, Japan, and South Korea have stepped up their R&D programs to develop advanced automotive technologies, such as connected cars, autonomous vehicles, and electric vehicles, the demand for automotive diagnostic tools is expected to increase. Additionally, the countries in the region have vowed to lower vehicular emissions and adopt automotive technologies for better performance and maintenance, giving rise to the demand for automotive diagnostic tools.
  • In China, the China 6 OBD provisions are similar to that of California OBD II regulations but with minor changes that exempt a few monitoring requirements to ease compliance burdens for auto manufacturers. The China 6 standards also have provisions for deficiencies in the OBD systems, exempting automakers from installing all the monitoring systems.
  • India has been experiencing high levels of pollution in its cities, and a significant part of that problem is the rise in vehicle exhaust emissions. The government adopted Bharat VI emission norms in April 2020, which has increased the number of electronic components in vehicles.
  • Further, Utility companies are offering reliable and advanced diagnostic tools to elevate their sales bars. For instance, in January 2023, Innova Electronics Corporation, which is the leading supplier of automotive aftermarket diagnostic tools, announced the launch of the latest firmware and software of the current generation of OBD2 scanner tools.

Automotive Diagnostic Tool Market - Growth Rate (%) by region (2023 - 2028)

Automotive Diagnostic Tools Industry Overview

The Automotive diagnostics tools market is a moderately consolidated one due to several major players and local players in the automotive diagnostic tools market. Some of the major companies operating are Robert Bosch, Continental AG, Delphi Automotive, Snap-on, Softing, etc. Other companies in the market include KPIT, Carman, General Technologies Corporation, etc. Key players in the market are actively engaged in various growth strategies such as acquisitions, partnerships, new product launches, etc. For instance:

In May 2022, KPIT Technologies Ltd announced the acquisition of cloud-based vehicle diagnostics specialist SOMIT Solutions. The partnership will enable e cloud-based vehicle diagnostics platform & expert consulting services.

Automotive Diagnostic Tools Market Leaders

  1. Delphi Automotive PLC

  2. Robert Bosch GmbH

  3. Continental AG

  4. Snap-on Incorporated

  5. Denso Corporation

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Automotive Diagnostic Tools Market Concentration
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Automotive Diagnostic Tools Market News

  • May 2023: Opus IVS, which is the leading provider of automotive diagnostic tools and services, announced its joined strategic partnership with CARS Co-Op Network, which is the automotive collision and repair shop. The partnership would boost the mutual growth of companies with diagnostic capabilities of the firms.
  • October 2022: Reparify has launched the new asTech all-in-one solution for local and remote automotive diagnostic, calibration, and detailed programming tools for making the repair and maintenance process of the vehicles seamless.

Automotive Diagnostic Tools Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Increasing Passenger Vehicle Sales Across the Globe

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 High Cost may Restrict the Growth Potential

    3. 4.3 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION (Market Size in Value USD Million)

    1. 5.1 Type

      1. 5.1.1 OBD

      2. 5.1.2 Electric System Analyzer

      3. 5.1.3 Scan Tool

    2. 5.2 Vehicle Type

      1. 5.2.1 Passenger Cars

      2. 5.2.2 Commercial Vehicles

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Rest of North America

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. India

        2. China

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 Rest of the World

        1. South America

        2. Middle-East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Vendor Market Share

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles*

      1. 6.2.1 ACTIA Group

      2. 6.2.2 Delphi Automotive PLC

      3. 6.2.3 Continental AG

      4. 6.2.4 Robert Bosch GmbH

      5. 6.2.5 Snap-On Incorporated

      6. 6.2.6 Carman Scan

      7. 6.2.7 Vector Informatik GmbH

      8. 6.2.8 Softing AG

      9. 6.2.9 KPIT Technologies Ltd

      10. 6.2.10 Hella KGaA Hueck & Co.


    1. 7.1 Technological Advancement like Wireless Connectivity may Shape the Future Demand

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Automotive Diagnostic Tools Industry Segmentation

Automotive diagnostic tools are used to diagnose faults in a vehicle, and with the increasing complexity of vehicle architecture due to advanced technologies, the role of automotive diagnostic tools is increasing day by day as they quickly identify and repair the problem. They are highly efficient and can analyze complex codes while performing diagnostics in the vehicle's powertrain, body, and chassis. These tools are largely used in service stations for all types of automobiles, ranging from light consumer vehicles to heavy consumer vehicles.

The automotive diagnostic tools market report covers details about the latest technologies, trends, and developments in the market. The scope of the report covers segmentation based on type, vehicle type, and geography. On the basis of type, the market is segmented into OBD, electric system analyzer, and scan tool. On the basis of vehicle type, the market is segmented into passenger cars and commercial vehicles. On the basis of geography, the market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the rest of the world.

For each segment, market sizing and forecast have been done on the basis of value (USD).

Electric System Analyzer
Scan Tool
Vehicle Type
Passenger Cars
Commercial Vehicles
North America
United States
Rest of North America
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Rest of the World
South America
Middle-East and Africa
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Automotive Diagnostic Tools Market Research FAQs

The Automotive Diagnostic Tools Market is projected to register a CAGR of 5.48% during the forecast period (2024-2029)

Delphi Automotive PLC, Robert Bosch GmbH, Continental AG, Snap-on Incorporated and Denso Corporation are the major companies operating in the Automotive Diagnostic Tools Market.

Asia Pacific is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2024-2029).

In 2024, the Asia-Pacific accounts for the largest market share in Automotive Diagnostic Tools Market.

The report covers the Automotive Diagnostic Tools Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Automotive Diagnostic Tools Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

Automotive Diagnostic Tools Industry Report

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Automotive Diagnostic Scan Tools Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)