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10 Dec '15 A review prize draw winner, just in time for Christmas!
Congratulations to Mr Majeed from Pontardawe - the winner of our second product review prize draw!

Every customer product review that is published on our website is automatically entered into a prize draw - when we get to 50 new reviews, we randomly select one of the names to win the prize.
Mr Majeed has won a brand new Foxwell NT200 EOBD Scan Tool.

If you've bought a product from us before, review your purchase on the website now for your chance to win in our next draw!

For more details, see our customer feedback page.
8 Dec '15 2015 Christmas opening hours and last order dates
With Christmas rapidly approaching, we have now published the details of our opening hours over the festive period, and the last dates to place your order in time for Christmas delivery.

Please bear in mind these are the last possible dates - if the weather closes in there may be additional delays, so buy early if you can!

Full details are on this page.
25 Mar '15 Easter 2015 Opening Hours & Deliveries
We will be closed for the bank holidays over the Easter weekend (April 3rd to 6th)
To view full details of our opening hours over the Easter weekend, and expected order delivery dates, please see this page.

Happy Easter from all of us at Gendan Automotive Products!
20 Jan '15 VCDS Mobile / HEX-NET availability update
We've received a number of enquiries about Ross-Tech's new wireless HEX-NET interface and the VCDS-Mobile software.

The HEX-NET / VCDS-Mobile packages have currently been released on a limited beta program by Ross-Tech to users in the USA only. The beta program is still uncovering issues that need resolving before Ross-Tech are happy to offer a world-wide release.

As yet it has not been released outside of the USA, so we can't offer pricing or availability information until Ross-Tech are ready for a world-wide release.

As and when the product is released world-wide, we will publish pricing information and get stock in from Ross-Tech.
22 Dec '14 Christmas Draw winner announced!
All website orders over £25 placed between November 26th and December 22nd were automatically entered into a prize draw to win a Kindle Paperwhite e-reader.

This morning we performed the draw at random, and the winner is Susan Woodland from Frodsham!

Congratulations Susan - your prize will be shipped today so you should receive it in time for Christmas!
26 Nov '14 Christmas Draw - Win a Kindle Paperwhite!
Are you short of a present this Christmas, or just want to treat yourself?

Well if you place an order for £25 or more on our website by Monday December 22nd, you're in with a chance of winning a Kindle Paperwhite e-reader!

It's as simple as that - just place an order over £25 on our site and you'll automatically be entered into the draw!

See this page for full details.
25 Nov '14 2014 Christmas opening hours and last order dates
With only a month to go to Christmas, we have now published the details of our opening hours over the festive period, and the last dates to place your order in time for Christmas delivery.

Please bear in mind these are the last possible dates - if the weather closes in there may be additional delays, so buy early if you can!

Full details are on this page.
18 Nov '14 Advance Notice - VCDS price change from December 1st
Due to increasing costs and the falling value of the Pound against the US Dollar, we unfortunately need to slightly increase the price of the Ross-Tech HEX-USB+CAN VCDS package.

We're going to hold the current price until the end of November, so now's the time to place your order!

From 9am on December 1st 2014 our new price will be £270.00 including VAT and next working day UK delivery.
6 Oct '14 Complete Foxwell NT61x, NT62x & NT63x range in stock!
We now stock all of the Foxwell NT61x, NT62x and NT64x diagnostic scan tools.

Coverage ranges from 4 systems access (engine, airbags, ABS, automatic transmission) on the NT61x tools, to all systems diagnostics on the NT62x models, right up to all systems plus service light and electronic parking brake (EPB) support on the NT64x tools.

We realise that's a lot to take in, so to find the right tool for your needs, have a look at our Foxwell Tool Chooser.
4 Aug '14 Foxwell NT630 ABS & Airbag Tool in stock!
Would you like a tool that offers ABS and Airbag coverage, but they're all too expensive?
Not any more! With the Foxwell NT630 you get ABS and Airbag fault codes and bi-directional controls for over 50 makes of car, for less than £200!
Check out this page for more details.
29 Jul '14 Foxwell NT500 professional VAG Scan Tool now in stock!
Have you got a VW Audi group car, and want some of the advanced features of ‪‎VCDS‬ (‪‎VAG‬-COM) on the road, but don't want to lug a laptop around with you?

It sounds like you need the Foxwell NT500! All systems diagnostics, service light resets, electronic parking brake service, adaptation, basic settings and coding, all in a handheld tool for less than £130!

We now have these in stock - grab one here.
21 Jul '14 Opel-Scanner package now only £250!
We've just received new stock of the Opel-Scanner package for Vauxhall / Opel cars, and can now offer this great product for only £250 including VAT and UK delivery.
Grab yours here.
23 May '14 Special Offer: Autel MaxiDAS DS708 now only £1199!
Special offer - from now until the end of May 2014 (while stocks last), we have dropped the price of the Autel MaxiDAS DS708 Pro system to only £1,199.00 including VAT and UK delivery!

The tools are official Autel UK units, and still come with 12 months free access to 3 modules of Autodata.

Grab one while stocks last.
24 Feb '14 Another product review prize draw winner!
Congratulations to Mr Lock from Enfield - the winner of our second product review prize draw!

Every customer product review that is published on our website is automatically entered into a prize draw - when we get to 50 new reviews, we randomly select one of the names to win the prize.
Mr Lock has won a brand new GCR05 EOBD Fault Code Reader.

If you've bought a product from us before, review your purchase on the website now for your chance to win in our next draw!

For more details, see our customer feedback page.
21 Feb '14 Bitcoin payments now accepted by Gendan
Bitcoin logo Have you got a stash of Bitcoins you've mined that you're not quite sure what to do with?
Well now you can spend them with us!
Starting today we now accept Bitcoin payments via our main desktop website - just select the Bitcoin option from the basket before you check out.

We're running it as a trial at the moment, but if it's successful we'll roll it out to our mobile website too.
20 Jan '14 Autel MaxiSys Tablet scanners now in stock
Autel have now released their MaxiSys range of diagnostic tablets. These are the successor the popular MaxiDAS DS708 diagnostic system, and offer the same coverage and more, in a sleeker, faster, more powerful package.

Now based around the Android operating system, the new tools are 50% more powerful and start up twice as fast as the MaxiDAS.

We have 2 MaxiSys products in stock at the moment:
- The MaxiSys MS908 is based on a 9.7 inch capacitive touch-screen tablet, and comes with a range of adaptor cables for pre-EOBD vehicles.
- The MaxiSys Mini MS905 is just as quick as it's bigger brother, but is downsized to a 7.9 inch tablet and doesn't come with the adaptors - ideal to take on the road, and for garages who don't deal with cars over 10 years old.
16 Dec '13 Telephone problems (Now Resolved)
There is a BT fault in our area at the moment which has unfortunately disabled half of our incoming telephone lines this morning, so it may take a little longer than usual to get through to us by phone.

You can still email us at sales@gendan.co.uk - we do our best to respond to all emails within a few hours during the working day.

[Update 18/12/13 - this has now been resolved]
27 Nov '13 Christmas opening hours and last order dates
With less than a month to go to Christmas, we have now published the details of our opening hours over the festive period, and the last dates to place your order in time for Christmas delivery.

Please bear in mind these are the last possible dates - if the weather closes in there may be additional delays, so buy early if you can!

Full details are on this page.
20 Nov '13 Foxwell NT644 all-systems scanner for 40+ makes in stock
Finally for this week we also have stock of the Foxwell NT644 professional scan tool.
This offers fault code reading coverage from most systems on supported vehicles, and offers live data from many systems too. Plus for many makes it offers oil service resets and electronic parking brake servicing.

Over 40 car manufacturers are covered by the tool - see the product page for details.
19 Nov '13 Foxwell NT623 all-systems scanner for French & Italian cars in stock
We also have stock of the excellent Foxwell NT623 all-systems fault code reader.
This offers fault code reading coverage from most systems on supported vehicles, and offers live data from many systems too.

Car manufacturers covered by the tool are:
Abarth, Alfa-Romeo, Citroen, Dacia, Fiat, Lancia, Peugeot, Renault.
18 Nov '13 Foxwell NT622 all-systems scanner for European cars in stock
We now have stock of the excellent Foxwell NT622 all-systems fault code reader.
This offers fault code reading coverage from most systems on supported vehicles, and offers live data from many systems too.
Car manufacturers covered by the tool are:

Audi, BMW, Ford (EU), Jaguar, Land Rover, Mercedes, Maybach, Mini, Opel, Porsche, SAAB, Seat, Skoda, Smart, Sprinter, Vauxhall, VW, Volvo.
1 Nov '13 3 FREE Autodata modules when you buy a DS708!
Autel UK have linked up with Autodata to offer free access to some of Autodata's technical catalogue when you purchase a new MaxiDAS DS708 (or a 12-month update for one).

Once you register your unit, you get 14 days trial access to the full suite, and 12 months free access to the following modules
* Manual Service Reset Procedures
* Component Location
* Technical Data

11 Oct '13 FREE MV208 Videoscope when you buy an updated DS708!
Special offer - until the end of October (and while stocks last)
If you purchase a fully updated Autel MaxiDAS DS708 tool, for £1445.00 (including VAT and UK delivery) we'll throw in an Autel MV208 Digital Videoscope absolutely FREE!
The MV208 usually retails at £99.95

Get yours while stocks last here
11 Oct '13 Opel-Scanner now only £299.95 - while stocks last!
Special Offer - the Opel-Scanner package for in-depth Vauxhall / Opel diagnostics has now been reduced to only £299.95 including VAT and UK delivery!

This is a limited time offer - while stocks last!
8 Jul '13 Keep cool with a 12v Car Fan!
Summer's finally arrived and few places get as warm as a car when the sun is out.
Fortunately though we have stock of 12v car fans to keep you cool.
These are special soft-blade fans, so they won't hurt your fingers too!

Grab one for the bargain price of £6.50 (including VAT and delivery!) here
14 Jun '13 MultiECUScan Package Chooser launched
Confused by all the package options for MultiECUScan?
Not sure what you need to cover your Fiat 500, and can't make head nor tail of the Supported Vehicles List?

We know a lot of people don't understand all the options, so we've created a MultiECUScan Package Chooser.
Just select your car, and whether you're a home or garage user, and the page will tell you which package you need, and which we'd recommend.
Plus you can compare the coverage for your car of all the package options we offer. Try it out here.
13 Jun '13 New product - 10 metre OBD-II Extension Cable
Following the surprisingly high demand for our 3 metre OBD-II extension cables, we've now added a 10 metre one to our range.
This should be enough extra length for most workshop setups!
Grab yours here.
12 Jun '13 MultiECUScan Purple Adaptor (Adapter 4) now in stock!
The recently released version 1.5 of the excellent MultiECUScan package (for Fiat, Alfa Romeo and Lancia vehicles) now includes support for some electric hood modules, using a pin in the diagnostic socket not previously supported by the package.

Working closely with MultiECUScan, Gendan have now created a Purple Adaptor 4 cable, which offers coverage for these systems, and will also support the pins required for some extra systems that may be supported in the future.

We have added the Purple adaptors to our MultiECUScan packages at no extra cost for new customers.

Existing users can pick up the Purple adaptor here.
23 Apr '13 New Gendan website launched!
Since our website first launched way back in 2001, the look and feel of the site has evolved gradually, but the main framework of the pages has been largely the same since late 2004.

We thought (and from the feedback we've received, so did you!) that it was time for change, so today we've finally released a new version of our website.

All your bookmarks should still work, but we've tried to bring the site more up to date, and it should allow us to show you more detail on the products and to add larger images.

We're eager to know what you think, so if you have an opinion (or if you notice anything not working properly!) please let us know.
2 Apr '13 Royal Mail April 2013 price increases
As you may know, on April 2nd the prices for many Royal Mail services increased significantly.

We are committed to keeping our product and shipping prices as low as possible, so we are not increasing the basic price of any of our products at this time - we still offer a free UK delivery option for all items.

Instead, for the lowest priced items we sell (below £30) where the price hike impacts us most, we've switched from 1st Class post to 2nd Class post for the free delivery service.

In most cases this only takes 1 extra day for your parcel to arrive, but should you need an item more quickly, we offer a range of shipping upgrade options in the website basket.
21 Mar '13 Easter 2013 Opening Hours & Deliveries
We will be closed for the bank holidays over the Easter weekend (March 29th - April 1st)
To view full details of our opening hours over the Easter weekend, and expected order delivery dates, please see this page.

Happy Easter from all of us at Gendan Automotive Products!
13 Mar '13 EngineCheck Pro Wi-Fi version now available!
Ever wished you could use our EngineCheck Pro package wirelessly?
Now you can with our Wi-Fi version of the package.
All you need is Wi-Fi enabled Windows PC - this package contains everything else you need to connect to the engine management of EOBD compliant cars (petrol from 2001, diesel from 2004) for less than £115!
See the product here.
8 Mar '13 Win EngineCheck Pro on our Facebook page!
Want to win our EngineCheck Pro USB EOBD diagnostic package?
Well you can stand a chance to do just that, simply by liking our Facebook page and sharing our competition image.
Once we hit 1000 Likes on our page, we'll be giving one away to one of our followers.
See our Facebook page here for details:
www.facebook.com/GendanAuto
5 Feb '13 EngineCheck & EngineCheck Pro v3.1 released
Version 3.1 of our award-winning EngineCheck and EngineCheck Pro packages have been released.

This update includes improved interface auto-detection, plus support for our ELM327 Wi-Fi interfaces, for wireless diagnostics.

As usual this is a free update for customers who already have a software license - just visit our software control panel to get the update.
13 Dec '12 Special Offers on several handheld tools
For a limited time, we've reduced the prices of several handheld tools, ranging from our cheapest VAG code reader right up to the professional AutoSnap GD860 tablet.

The offer also includes the Autel 7-Series and MD801 code readers, which offer engine, airbag, ABS and automatic gearbox coverage for 18 different car makes. These tools have now been discontinued by Autel, so these are the last stocks we'll have at this price level.

See all the offers on this page
27 Nov '12 Christmas Opening Hours and Last Order Dates
It's come around again already - Christmas is only 4 weeks away today!
To view full details of our opening hours over the Christmas and New Year period, and the last order dates to get your orders in time for Christmas, please see this page.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of us at Gendan Automotive Products!
16 Nov '12 Autel MD701 Elite for Asian cars now in stock
Now in stock - the Autel MD701 Elite code reader for Japanese & Korean vehicles.
This offers fault code reading for engine, airbag, ABS and automatic gearbox systems on most cars between 1998 and 2012 for 15 different Japanese and Korean car manufacturers.

This completes the range of the MD Elite code readers for the European market:
MD701 (Japanese / Asian cars)
MD704 (French / Italian cars)
MD702 (Other European cars)
EU908 MOT Pro (Full system coverage for all of the above)
5 Nov '12 Please support our efforts for Movember!

We've decided to do our bit this year and each grow a mo' for Movember.
Movember is a charitable organisation that raises awareness of (not to mention millions of pounds for) men's health issues, by challenging 'mo bros' to grow a moustache throughout the month of November each year. You can follow our progress and donate money to the cause at our team page - we would really appreciate your support!
18 Sep '12 PayPal order limit increased to £1400
In April of this year we started accepting PayPal payments via the website for orders up to £500.
We started this as a trial to see whether customers wanted to pay by PayPal and to ensure we could offer the option securely, as PayPal payments allow many customers to have orders delivered to alternate addresses, if the address has been confirmed from a previous purchase.

The trial has been such a success that we have now increased the order value allowed for PayPal payment up to £1400!

To pay by PayPal, simply select the option before you press the Checkout button on the basket.
Our only requirements are that your PayPal account is registered in the UK, and you select an address that is "confirmed" on your account.
14 Sep '12 Product review prize draw winner!
Congratulations to Frank Foy from Northallerton - the winner of our first product review prize draw!

Every customer product review that is published on our website is automatically entered into a prize draw - when we get to 50 new reviews, we randomly select one of the names to win the prize.
Frank has won a brand new GCR05 EOBD Fault Code Reader.

If you've bought a product from us before, review your purchase on the website now for your chance to win in our next draw!

For more details, see our customer feedback page.
9 Aug '12 FiatECUScan relaunched as MultiECUScan
The excellent FiatECUScan package for Fiat, Alfa Romeo and Lancia cars has relaunched under a new name. The package is now know as MultiECUScan.

Existing FiatECUScan software licenses and promo codes are still valid.
If you have the registered version of FiatECUScan installed on your computer, please install MultiECUScan BEFORE you remove the old program. This will allow it to inherit the existing license activation.

We are the biggest UK reseller of MultiECUScan and sell a range of MES packages at great prices - see this section for details.
6 Aug '12 Autel MOT Pro EU908 Scan Tool now in stock
Interested in the MaxiDAS DS708 but can't stretch to the price? We now have stocks of Autel's new MOT Pro EU908 handheld tool - for less than £600 including VAT and UK delivery.

This tool offers coverage for multiple vehicle systems for over 40 car manufacturers, supporting functions such as Electronic Parking Brake and Oil Service resets. In a nutshell, it's very close to being a MaxiDAS without the live sensor data. We have these units in stock ready for next working day delivery.
25 Jul '12 Possible delivery delays during the Olympics
Now that the Olympics are getting underway, it's possible that some deliveries may be slightly delayed if they're going to locations hosting Olympic events, or their route includes the Olympic Route Network.

In most cases parcels will still get through on the intended day, but delivery may be later in the day.
We can't guarantee next working day services in those regions during the Olympics.

For specific information about how delivery services may be affected, see these pages:
- Royal Mail Olympics information
- FedEx Operating Plan Ė Olympic Period
14 Jul '12 Autel MD702 MaxiDiag Elite now in stock
The latest reader from Autel - the MD702 MaxiDiag Elite is now in stock. This new colour display handheld reader offers fault code reading from engine, ABS, airbag and auto-gearbox modules across 18 manufacturers.
30 Apr '12 PayPal option for orders under £500
Following a number of requests from customers, we have decided to accept PayPal payments for a trial period, for orders under £500.
If the trial proves successful, we may extend it, and may increase the order limit.
To pay by PayPal, just add products to your basket as normal - the option will appear at the checkout for qualifying orders.

The only caveat is you must select an address that is confirmed on your account, and it must be a UK address. Orders from unconfirmed addresses may be rejected.
2 Apr '12 Easter 2012 Opening Hours & Deliveries
We will be closed for the bank holidays over the Easter weekend (April 6th-9th)
To view full details of our opening hours over the Easter weekend, and expected order delivery dates, please see this page.

Happy Easter from all of us at Gendan Automotive Products!
24 Feb '12 FiatECUScan Multiplexed Package now in stock
Now in stock - the FiatECUScan MULTIPLEXED Package!
This is the new all-in-one interface, multi-PC version of the excellent FiatECUScan package for Fiat, Alfa Romeo and Lancia cars.

This interface combines the coverage of the ELM327 and VAG KKL interfaces into a single unit, so no more swapping cables. It's also a mulitplexing interface, so can automatically select the right pin on the port - no more need for adaptor cables either!

The interface operates on USB or Bluetooth, and contains an internal flash drive with all the software and drivers ready to go - plus the Mulitplexed license allows you to install the package on as many PCs as you like.

Stocks are limited at the moment, so it's first come first served!
14 Feb '12 EngineCheck Pro version 3.0 released - Free update!
Version 3.0 of our EngineCheck Pro EOBD package has been released today.

New features include support for higher baud rate interfaces, per-trip inspection/maintenance test reporting (subject to vehicle support), additional live data parameters from ISO 15031/SAE J2012 diagnostic standards, workshop details on print-outs, and much more!

As usual it's a free update for existing customers - log into our software control panel to download and activate the new version.

New customers can buy the software here, or the full package with an interface lead here.
17 Jan '12 FiatECUScan Adaptor Cables back in stock
We've just received more stock of the adaptor cables for the excellent FiatECUScan package.
We have several options to purchase, from the adaptor cables on their own if you already have the other bits you need, right up to the full package with everything included.
See our Fiat / Alfa Romeo product section for details.
14 Dec '11 Christmas Discounts on GCR05 and GCR25
With only a week left for Royal Mail 1st Class postage in time for Christmas, are you still looking for a Christmas present for someone who likes to tinker with cars?

Our GCR05 Fault Code Reader and GCR25 Scan Tool are now at specially discounted prices until the big day - get an EOBD code reader for less than £30 including shipping!
And don't forget, if you review your purchase on the website, you could even win another GCR05.
1 Dec '11 Christmas 2011 Opening Hours & Last Order Dates
We're into December already, so there are only 3 shopping weeks left until Christmas!
To view full details of our opening hours over the Christmas and New Year period, and the last order dates to get your orders in time for Christmas, please see this page.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of us at Gendan Automotive Products!
11 Nov '11 VCDS (VAG-COM) v11.11 Released - Free update
Ross-Tech have released version 11.11 of their excellent VCDS (VAG-COM) software.
New features include:
* Partial support for VW Crafter vans -
Communications with all control modules; functions supported: Control Module ID and Advanced ID, Fault Codes (Read and Clear), Supported Codes, Security Access, and Adaptation.
Other functions such as Measuring Values, Output Tests, and Basic Settings will be added in future versions.

* New USB drivers - support for some USB3 chipsets
* Revised and expanded label files
* Plus much more - (full details).

As usual it's a free update for existing users.
31 Oct '11 Telephone Contact Delays & Problems (Resolved)
Apologies if you are having any trouble contacting us by telephone at the moment.
On Sunday night a vehicle crashed into a local BT street cabinet, knocking out all but one of our telephone lines.
BT are aware of the fault, but are not anticipating a full fix until the end of the week.
In the meantime, you may get a faster response by email.

[Update - 4/11/11 - the fault on our phone lines has now been resolved]
6 Oct '11 Autumn price reductions on several tools
The leaves have started falling, and so have our prices!

GCR05 EOBD Code Reader now only £37.00
GCR25 EOBD Scan Tool now only £79.94
ELM327 USB PC interface now only £44.95
EngineCheck and VauxCheck PC packages now only £74.95
EngineCheck Pro PC diagnostics package now only £109.94
...and don't forget, all our prices include VAT and UK delivery!
23 Sep '11 New CAN-only FiatECUScan Bundle now available!
If you have one of the newer Fiat or Alfa Romeo models (Fiat 500, Grande Punto, Punto Evo, Qubo, Alfa MiTo, Giulietta) then you may have noticed you don't need the FULL FiatECUScan package to cover your car.
A software license, an ELM327 and a yellow adaptor cable are all you need, so we've bundled those together for under £100.
That's a saving of over £14 compared to purchasing them separately.
1 Sep '11 New website feature - Product reviews - Win a GCR05!
We know that car diagnostics are a daunting field to enter, particularly for a novice user.
To help un-muddy the waters a little, we have now added the option for customers who have purchased a product to post a review of their opinions of the product on the website, to help new customers make an informed decision.

It's not available on all products yet - on those that it is, the options to add and view the reviews appear just above the "add to basket" button.
So if you've purchased a product from us, please add your review!

Any review that is published on the website is automatically entered into a prize draw to win a GCR05 code reader - see this page for details.
26 Jul '11 Autel MaxiDAS DS708 Professional Tool now in stock
New in stock - the Autel MaxiDAS DS708 professional diagnostic tool.
Are you looking for professional level diagnostics but don't want to have a different tool for each car manufacturer? We know that's the aim for a lot of people, but the prices have always been an obstacle.
The DS708 is the answer to that problem - in-depth coverage for nearly 40 car manufacturers (and growing!), and all this for £1445 including VAT!
For more information, click here
20 Jun '11 New Product - Autel MD801 Enhanced ScanTool
New in stock - the Autel MaxiDiag Pro MD801 ScanTool.
This single unit builds in all the coverage of the JP701, EU702, US703 and FR704 code readers - so you get all the coverage in one handy unit, at a lower price!

Coverage for many vehicles from:
Audi, BMW/Mini, Chrysler (USA), Citroen, Ford (USA), GM (USA), Honda, Mazda, Mercedes, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Renault, Peugeot, Seat, Skoda, Toyota, Vauxhall/Opel, Volvo & VW.
See this page for details.
7 Jun '11 Summer offer - VCDS HEX-USB+CAN reduced!
As a special summer offer we have reduced the price of the VCDS (VAG-COM) HEX-USB+CAN interface to only £264.95 including VAT and UK delivery.
18 May '11 New Product - ScanGauge II Fuel Computer now in stock!
ScanGauge II is a remarkably compact computerised display that plugs into the diagnostic port of any EOBD compliant car.
It offers real time performance and economy data, 4 multi-parameter trip computer modes, and it will even read and clear fault codes from your engine management system.
All this for less than £125 - see this page for details.
19 Apr '11 Easter and Bank Holiday opening hours!
There are a lot of bank holidays coming up in April and May this year. Unfortunately we don't open on Bank Holidays, as the delivery services don't collect from us, so we'd be unable to ship any orders.
Naturally this may cause a small delay to orders placed over a bank holiday period. For full details of when we are open and how this may affect delivery times, see this page
15 Mar '11 Gendan are now on Facebook!
To go with our Twitter and YouTube pages, we decided it was time to complete the trio and set up a Facebook page too.
We plan to use the page to share news, updates and special offers, plus it allows you to give us a little feedback on how we're doing!
Please visit and 'Like' us on Facebook here
3 Mar '11 New Denso Oxygen Sensors for Jaguar & Volvo
We have some new Denso oxygen sensors in stock, to fit some Jaguar and Volvo applications for a much more attractive price than the dealerships!
See our Jaguar sensors here and our Volvo sensors here.
2 Dec '10 Christmas Opening Hours & Last Order Dates
The Christmas holidays are now only a few weeks away!
To view full details of our opening hours over the Christmas and New Year period, and the last order dates to get your orders in time for Christmas, please see this page.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of us at Gendan Automotive Products!
26 Nov '10 Saturday Delivery Now Available!
We've been doing some work on our shopping basket, so you can now choose between a variety of shipping options when you place an order.
As always our basic delivery services are still free, but for some products we can now also offer some Royal Mail services with a later last-order cut-off time, and a guaranteed Saturday delivery service.
26 Nov '10 Make it a Carsoft Christmas with big price reductions
We have dropped the price of our Carsoft Ultimate Home BMW packages by over 20% in the run-up to Christmas.
- The official software & dongle package is now only £149.95
- The full hardware & software bundle is now only £199.95
26 Nov '10 Autodata Diagnostic Trouble Codes 2011 books in stock
The latest edition of the Autodata Diagnostic Trouble Codes book is now in stock. The updated book offers fault code definitions and diagnostic port locations for a vast array of vehicles between 2000 and 2011. Plus the price has been held at the same as the 2010 edition!
17 Nov '10 Gendan now has a channel on YouTube
We know there's only so much that can be explained in words and pictures, so we've set up a YouTube channel, where we will post videos showing product demonstrations, and problem solving tips
Our first 2 videos are already online:
- Code reading with EngineCheck Pro
- Reading live data with EngineCheck Pro
28 Sep '10 Auto-Solve 6.3 Diagnostic Assistance CD in stock
The latest edition of the Auto-Solve Diagnostic Assistance CD is now in stock. Featuring 33 new topics and 14 updated topics, this superb reference resource provides detailed explanations of engine and electrical component technologies, sample waveforms and much more.
24 Sep '10 FiatECUScan hardware and software bundles now available
We are pleased to offer a range of options for the new FiatECUScan package for Fiat and Alfa Romeo cars, including software-only, hardware-only or add-on adaptor bundles. The complete package is also available (including all hardware and software) for just £109.94 (inc VAT)
10 Sep '10 Toyota Lean Burn Sensor for many Carina E engines
We're pleased to announce stock of a new Lean Burn lambda/oxygen sensor for many Toyota Carina E models at just £134.95 (inc VAT) - more than 30% saving on previous part prices.
10 Aug '10 Auto-Solve 6.2 Diagnostic Assistance CD Special Offer
With the upcoming release of version 6.3 of the Auto-Solve Diagnostic Assistance CD in October, we are able to offer a substantial discount on the current version (6.2). A superb reference resource containing detailed explanations of engine and electrical component technologies, sample waveforms and much more.
12 May '10 EngineCheck Version 2.6 Released
Version 2.6 of our EngineCheck EOBD package has been released today. Updates include:
  • Over 2000 additional fault code definitions
  • Improvements in recording and playback of live data
  • Support for multiple freeze-frames
  • Windows 7 compatible USB drivers now included
  • Various bug-fixes, and more...
Updates are free for existing EngineCheck customers.
22 Apr '10 AutoEnginuity Jaguar now ST06 Compatible
AutoEnginuity have now released version 8.2.1 of the ScanTool package, which includes coverage for the Jaguar enhancement on their updated ST06 'ProLine' interface cable.

As usual, this is a free update for customers who do not have any manufacturer enhancements, or who have purchased their activation codes within the last 12 months.

Now that our airspace has re-opened, we also have the ST06 interfaces back in stock.
31 Mar '10 Easter Opening Hours
We will be closed over the Easter weekend from Good Friday (April 2nd) through to Easter Monday (April 5th).
We'll be open for business again as usual from 9:30am on Tuesday April 6th.
Happy Easter from all of us at Gendan Automotive Products!
23 Feb '10 EngineCheck Pro Version 2.6 Released
Version 2.6 of our EngineCheck Pro EOBD package has been released today. Updates include:
  • Over 2000 additional fault code definitions (now over 21,000 included)
  • Improvements in recording and playback of live data
  • Support for multiple freeze-frames
  • Additional oxygen sensor information on some CAN vehicles
  • Windows 7 compatible USB drivers now included
  • Various bug-fixes, and more...
Updates are free for existing EngineCheck Pro customers.
17 Feb '10 Gendan is now on Twitter!
To make it easier for you to follow our news, Gendan Automotive Products is now on Twitter as @gendanauto
We'll try to tweet whenever we have a new product or new update, to help you keep in touch, and may run some twitter promotions too.
5 Jan '10 Carsoft Ultimate Home BMW and Mini version 8.3
Carsoft have updated the Ultimate Home BMW and Mini package to version 8.3. New features include coverage of additional control modules and new fault definitions.
This is a free upgrade for customers who currently have v7.3.5 or later.
1 Dec '09 Christmas Opening Hours and Last Order Dates
The Christmas holidays are now only a few weeks away!
To view full details of our opening hours over the Christmas and New Year period, and the last order dates to get your orders in time for Christmas, please see this page.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of us at Gendan Automotive Products!
30 Nov '09 AutoEnginuity v8.0.1 Released
AutoEnginuity have now released version 8 of their ScanTool package. This is a free update for customers who do not have any manufacturer enhancements, or who have purchased their activation codes within the last 12 months.
If you purchased more than 12 months ago and would like to update, please contact us to purchase new activation codes.
12 Nov '09 Carsoft Ultimate Home BMW and Mini version 8.25
Carsoft have updated the Ultimate Home BMW and Mini package to version 8.25.
This is a free upgrade for customers who currently have v7.3.5 or later.
6 Nov '09 Royal Mail Strike Action halted for 2009
Royal Mail have announced that the rolling nationwide strike action by CWU members which began in October has been halted today, until after Christmas, to allow negotiations to continue.
This means that once any existing backlogs have cleared in the Royal Mail systems, we are not expecting strike action to affect the delivery of any further orders.
16 Sep '09 Carsoft Ultimate Home BMW and Mini version 8.0
We're pleased to announce stock of Carsoft's latest version of their Ultimate Home package for BMW and Mini cars. This is a free upgrade to existing 7.3.5 customers, offering a completely redesigned user interface and improved car/model module maps for faster scanning.
8 Sep '09 Mercedes-enhanced AutoEnginuity
We're pleased to announce stock of AutoEnginuity's Mercedes package, providing high-end diagnostics coverage of the Mercedes range.
This new PC-based system offers access to thousands of sensor readings and fault codes from hundreds of modules from cars across the model range, including C-Class, E-Class, SL-Class and SLK-Class.
1 Sep '09 VAG-COM version 908 released
The latest version of VAG-COM Diagnostic System (VCDS) is now available for VW, Audi, Seat and Skoda cars.
Features include improved USB drivers, new code definitions, expanded coverage for 2010 models (and support for TP1.6 protocol which is required for the 6J Ibiza), Modified SRI Screen, updated label files and much more.
(See this page for a full list of changes).
Free update for current owners
11 Aug '09 Auto-Solve Diagnostic Assistance CD 6.2
The latest version of Auto-Solve's Diagnostic Assistance CD is now in stock. The latest edition features 39 new pages and over 60 new images, covering topics such as fuel pressure testing, scan tools and diagnostic procedures. A great learning tool and information resource.
14 May '09 ItaliaCheck software for Fiat and Alfa Romeo cars
We're pleased to announce the release of our new ItaliaCheck software for reading and clearing engine faults on Fiat and Alfa Romeo cars. The software is designed for the 1999-2004 models - petrol and diesel - and works with the ELM327 interface lead.
5 May '09 Bluetooth EngineCheck package now in stock
Wireless versions of our EngineCheck, EngineCheck Pro and VauxCheck packages are now in stock. With all of the great benefits of our wired packages, these new interfaces offer even more flexibility. Our Bluetooth interface is also available without software here for existing users looking to upgrade.
6 Apr '09 Carsoft BMW & Mini Ultimate Home 7.3 package
We're pleased to announce stock of Carsoft's latest BMW and Mini package covering models from 1988 to 2008 - including the latest E90 3-series models. In addition to fault diagnostics, the package offers many dealer-level features, such as service light reset, gearbox adaptations, programming and synchronisation.
4 Apr '09 Easter weekend opening and shipping times
Please note over the Easter weekend we will be closed on the Good Friday and Easter Monday bank holidays (April 10th - 13th).
Any orders with next-working-day delivery placed before 1:30pm on Thursday will be delivered on Tuesday 14th.
Happy Easter from all of us at Gendan.
1 Mar '09 New Sealey service tools in stock
New in stock from Sealey:


2 Feb '09 Auto-Solve Diagnostic Assistance CD 6.1 in stock
The latest version of the Auto-Solve Diagnostic Assistance CD is now in stock. The latest edition features over 250 topics, 620 printable pages and 650 technical illustrations. A great learning tool for anyone trying to understand what's going on under the bonnet.
28 Nov '08 VAT Charged at 15% from December 1st
In line with the reduction in the rate of VAT from 17.5% to 15%, from December 1st 2008 all VAT-eligible products will be charged at the new 15% rate.
Any orders placed after 5pm on Friday November 28th will be invoiced on Monday, and so will benefit from the lower rates.
Most prices on the website have already been updated to match, but inevitably there may be a few discrepancies for the first few days of December.
21 Nov '08 Gendan GCR25 Handheld Scan Tool released
The very latest addition to our handheld diagnostic tool range is now in stock. The GCR25 provides live engine sensor readings, in addition to fault codes and freeze-frame data - and is only £129.94 (inc) complete with a soft carry case.
12 Nov '08 EngineCheck Pro version 2.5 released
The latest software update for EngineCheck Pro is now available - 2.5 includes a new data-grid view, printing of live and playback graphs, support for higher-speed interfaces and approx 2,000 new fault code definitions.
4 Nov '08 New Gendan DTCD Fault Code Library
The November 2008 edition of the Gendan DTCD Fault Code Library is now available - featuring definitions for over 18,700 fault codes. Available for download or on CD
1 Oct '08 NEW Mercedes, BMW and Vauxhall handheld reader
We're pleased to announce stock of Sealey's VS8650 handheld reader for Mercedes, BMW and Vauxhall vehicles. In addition to engine coverage, this new reader also covers airbag, ABS and automatic transmission modules.
21 Aug '08 NEW TA220 Handheld Oscilloscope
We're pleased to announce stock of Sealey's TA220 handheld oscilloscope. An ideal addition to every diagnostics toolkit. Quick and easy-to-use, the 2-channel scope includes many sample waveforms, automatic configuration, and a high sampling rate - allowing measurement of even CAN-bus signals.
18 Aug '08 NEW Renault, Citroen and Peugeot handheld reader
We're pleased to announce stock of Sealey's VS863 handheld reader for Renault, Citroen and Peugeot vehicles. In addition to engine coverage, this new reader also covers airbag, ABS and automatic transmission modules.
4 Jun '08 NEW QuadPad Touchscreen Handheld PC in stock
The new lightweight QuadPad Handheld PC is now in stock - weighing in at just 1.5kg! This device runs Windows XP, so is an ideal platform for diagnostics work. An excellent portable alternative to a laptop for the workshop.
29 May '08 VAG-COM version 805 released
The latest version of VAG-COM Diagnostic System (VCDS) is now available for VW, Audi, Seat and Skoda cars. Featuring many new module label files, expanded coverage (Service 22 identification methods and support for the new UDS/ODX/ASAM protocol), new session logging capabilities and much more. Free update for current owners.
16 May '08 VauxCheck version 2 released
The latest update of our VauxCheck software is now available - featuring coverage of the Renault-engined models (Vivaro and Movano) and also the Vectra C diesel engine. In stock now with cables at the new lower price of just £79.95 (inc)
3 Apr '08 Ignition coils and coil packs now in stock
We're pleased to announce our new range of ignition coils and coil packs covering over 600 car models. Our application list is now online here and the products are in stock for immediate shipping.
6 Mar '08 New Oxygen/Lambda sensor application list online
We're pleased to announce that our new oxygen/lambda sensor catalogue is now online. We now list both direct-fit and universal part compatibility for almost 2000 car applications - and we're still expanding it!
6 Dec '07 AutoEnginuity Porsche Enhancement in stock
The new Porsche Enhancement for the AutoEnginuity package is now in stock, covering 1997-2007 Porsche models for fault code reading and clearing. This enhancement provides excellent coverage at just £65 (inc VAT).
22 Nov '07 AutoEnginuity version 5.4 released
The latest software update for AutoEnginuity is now available - 5.4 supports the new Porsche fault code enhancement for the 1997-2007 cars (due in stock shortly), along with additional coverage on earlier enhancements, e.g. 1996-1997 X300 Jaguar coverage. The software update is free to existing customers.
20 Sep '07 EngineCheck version 2 released
The latest software update for EngineCheck is now available - 2.0 includes a new user interface layout, interface auto-detection, extended freeze-frame data new min/max/average information on graphs.
31 Aug '07 EngineCheck Pro version 2 released
The latest software update for EngineCheck Pro is now available - 2.0 includes a new user interface layout, oxygen sensor test results, CAL ID and CVN display, interface auto-detection and support for multiple controller modules.
20 Jul '07 AutoEnginuity Jaguar Enhancement in stock
The much anticipated Jaguar enhancement for AutoEnginuity is here! Providing extensive in-depth coverage of Jaguar models from 1998 to 2007 across the range (XJ series, XK series, S-Type and X-Type).
1 Jul '07 AutoEnginuity version 5.2 released
The latest software update for AutoEnginuity is now available - 5.2 includes support for the new Jaguar enhancement and improvements to BMW support. This is a free update for existing customers.
24 May '07 Diagnostic Assistance Technical Information CD from Auto-Solve now in stock
At just £39.95, this has to be one of the best value technical resources available; covering topics such as electrics, ignition, sensors and actuators, and fuel injection. And containing an extensive sample waveform library.
18 Apr '07 New software releases of AutoEnginuity, VAG-COM and EngineCheck
It's been a busy month of software updates. AutoEnginuity has released version 5.0, Ross-Tech have released version 704 of VAG-COM and we have released version 1.7 of EngineCheck and EngineCheck Pro. All updates are free for existing customers.
15 Apr '07 Advanced VW, Audi, Seat and Skoda handheld code reader launched
Our latest professional handheld fault code reader for the VW, Audi, Seat and Skoda cars covers all VW, Audi Seat and Skoda cars from 1996-2007. The unit covers many systems on the car and offers oil and service light reset.
11 Apr '07 VW, Audi, Seat and Skoda handheld code reader
Our latest handheld fault code reader for the VW, Audi, Seat and Skoda cars now covers the new CAN-protocol cars (many models from 2003) as well as the earlier models. The price has remained the same at only £43.93 delivered.
9 Mar '07 Fuel contamination in South East England
Update on fuel contamination in the South East of England, including the effect on oxygen sensors, symptoms, testing and remedies.
20 Jan '07 Bluetooth EngineCheck and EngineCheck Pro released
Go wireless with our latest versions of our EngineCheck and EngineCheck Pro packages. Wirelessly work up to 10 metres away from the car. Ideal for a workshop or home setup.
2 Jan '07 New Handheld Fault Code Reader for the workshop
We're pleased to announce the launch of our latest fault code reader, the GCR10. A CAN-enabled, ruggedised, handheld fault code reader designed for the workshop or mechanic on the road.
29 Dec '06 Autodata Trouble Codes 2007 book in stock
The latest edition of the Autodata Trouble Codes book is now in stock at £62.50, providing thousands of fault code definitions, fault locations and probable causes.
4 Dec '06 EngineCheck USB package Christmas Special Offer
Special Offer on EngineCheck USB packages - only £99.95 delivered!
17 Nov '06 EngineCheck Pro package released
We're pleased to announce the latest addition to our professional tools range - EngineCheck Pro.
This is an in-house developed package that builds on the success of the original EngineCheck package. Full details and screenshots on the EngineCheck Pro website
14 Nov '06 EngineCheck 1.6 released
New version of our EngineCheck Diagnostics software is now available. New features include report printing, VIN display, report viewer and more. Full details and screenshots on the EngineCheck website
1 Nov '06 New Gendan DTCD Fault Code Library
The November 2006 edition of the Gendan DTCD Fault Code Library is now available - featuring definitions for over 16,200 fault codes. Available for download or on CD
31 Oct '06 Autodata Technical Data and Diesel Data books in stock
Essential reference resources for any mechanic.
Technical Data covers service light reset procedures, fixes and bulletins, remote/key programming procedures and many reference charts. Diesel Data adds detailed information on injection timings, torques and smoke testing.
6 Oct '06 AutoEnginuity BMW Enhancement now available
The latest addition to the AutoEnginuity family is now available. Extensive all-systems coverage of BMW models from 1996-2006. Enhancement includes a 20-pin adapter for the earlier model cars. Support includes hundreds of sensors and bi-directional controls from the engine, transmission, ABS, airbag, and other body and chassis systems.
16 Sep '06 AutoEnginuity 4.3 now available
Version 4.3 of the AutoEnginuity package is now in stock.
New features include: new built-in report viewing, 29-bit CAN support, new BMW enhancement support (enhancement available within next 2 weeks). Software update is free for existing customers.
24 Aug '06 EngineCheck version 1.5 released
New version of our EngineCheck Diagnostics software is now available. New features include freeze-frame data, redesigned user interface, selectable ELM chip timeout and more. Full details and screenshots on the EngineCheck website
18 Aug '06 VauxCheck launched - PC package for Vauxhall/Opel fault code reading
Gendan announce the launch of the VauxCheck diagnostic software and cables. The package provides engine fault code reading from most 1997-2003 Vauxhall and Opel cars. Full details and screenshots on the VauxCheck website
19 Jul '06 VAG-COM version 607.2 released
Ross Tech today announced version 607.2 of the VAG-COM software. Available as free upgrade to all owners of official Ross Tech interfaces. New features include advanced measuring blocks, acceleration measurement, updated label files and much more.
16 Jun '06 EngineCheck wins Personal Computer World Recommended Award
Gendan EngineCheck package is awarded a Recommended Award by Personal Computer World. "Gendan EngineCheck 1.4 is a great low-cost tool for car enthusiasts that could quickly pay for itself". EngineCheck website
1 Jun '06 EngineCheck version 1.4 released
New version of our EngineCheck Diagnostics software is now available. New features include recording and playback, export of recorded data, improved graphing and more. Full details and screenshots on the EngineCheck website
25 May '06 Autodata Diagnostic Trouble Codes Book 2006
An essential reference resource for any mechanic. Comprehensive EOBD fault code listings and descriptions
Updated for 2006 - now covers generic P0, P2 & U0 codes and manufacturer specific P1 codes
20 Apr '06 AutoEnginuity Toyota Enhancement now covers all systems
With the release of AutoEnginuity 4.1, the new Toyota Enhancement provides access to all car systems (e.g. ABS, airbag, enhanced engine parameters) on compatible Toyota/Lexus cars
23 Mar '06 NEW EngineCheck Diagnostics software released
We're now including our new EngineCheck diagnostics software with all of our ELM-based interfaces. EngineCheck features fault code reading, live data and graphing. More details on the software can be found on the EngineCheck website
3 Mar '06 NEW AutoData CDs now available
An excellent resource for all automotive workshops and technicians. These CDs contain an enormous library of car information, including service light reset procedures, fault code definitions, estimated repair times etc. 2006 edition.
28 Feb '06 NEW ELM323 EOBD ISO USB cable
New ELM323 cable with direct USB connection to connect to 2001+ petrol cars and 2004+ diesel cars that use the ISO-9141 or KWP2000 languages. Only £69.95
15 Feb '06 NEW ELM327 multi-protocol EOBD USB cable
Brand new ELM327 cable with direct USB connection to connect to ALL 2001+ petrol cars and 2004+ diesel cars. Cable supports all OBDII/EOBD protocols: ISO, PWM, VPW and CAN. Only £104.95
8 Feb '06 Special offer: VW, Audi, Seat, Skoda PC cable only £29.95
Our VW, Audi, Seat and Skoda PC diagnostics cable now £29.95 including VAT and delivery. Cable also available with 2x2 adapter (for cars back to approx 1991) for £39.95
31 Dec '05 VAG-COM version 512.1 released
Ross Tech today announced version 512.1 of the VAG-COM software. Available as free upgrade to all owners of official Ross Tech interfaces. New features include Selective Output Tests, Control Module mapping, and many new label files.
20 Dec '05 AutoEnginuity 4.0 now available
Version 4.0 of the AutoEnginuity package is now in stock.
New features include: Completely new user-interface, fully sizeable, dockable and modifiable screens
16 Dec '05 Diagnostics Newsletter - Dec 2005

14 Dec '05 VW/Audi/Seat/Skoda USB cable
New USB cable compatible with the VAG-COM software in stock at £69.95
1 Dec '05 Christmas special offers begin
Many prices lowered for Christmas across the whole range - including handheld and PC tools, for both home-users and workshop mechanics. Check our latest December offers here.
15 Nov '05 Multi product discounts now available
Look out for the 'Buy with other items and save!' logo on product pages to see the discounts available when products are purchased together.
28 Oct '05 Home-user diagnostic tool chooser online
To make it easier to find a code reader/package for your car, we've created a 'tool chooser'. Simply select your car manufacturer from the list and we'll show you which tools should work with your car.
21 Oct '05 Product announcements
EOBD/OBDII fault code reader down to only £49.95
VAG-COM Volkswagen LT-Van adapter in stock £49.95
VAG-COM compatible cable only £39.95
21 Oct '05 Diagnostics Newsletter - Oct 2005

20 Oct '05 Lowest cost CAN-enabled code reader at only £99.95
The new PocketScan code reader is now in stock at £99.95. This CAN-enabled EOBD/OBDII code reader will read/clear engine-management fault codes from all 2001+ petrol cars and 2004+ diesel cars.
11 Oct '05 New Gendan DTCD Fault Code Library
The October 2005 edition of the Gendan DTCD Fault Code Library is now available - featuring definitions for almost 15,500 fault codes. Available for download or on CD
4 Oct '05 AutoXray's latest Code Reader now in stock
The AutoXray 1500 Code Scout is now in stock at £149.95. This CAN-enabled EOBD/OBDII code reader will read/clear engine-management fault codes from all 2001+ petrol cars and 2004+ diesel cars.

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