If you have purchased the Ford VCM 2, then you need to purchase the one-year software Ford license as well (provided it was not already included in your current package). The great thing about buying the Ford diagnostic software license is that you don’t have to wait for anything to be shipped. You will receive the license key in your email within minutes of purchase, and tech support is available to help you with the license installation.
1 Year Activation License Emailed Upon Purchase
Full Access Dealer License
The license is necessary to operate the software and must be renewed at regular intervals in order to ensure that all operations are up to date. Purchasing the license through our website ensures that you have an active license code and that you can keep your equipment and business running smoothly.
You can use the Ford IDS software without purchasing a license. Unfortunately, vehicle communications will not work unless you have an active, currently updated Ford IDS subscription. Trying to use the VCM IDS without a software license is like trying to operate a car with no fuel. You might be able to listen to the radio, but you won’t be going anywhere.
If you need the Integrated Diagnostics Software (IDS), then you also need the Ford VCM II. This particular package comes with tech support included so you can troubleshoot the program if you happen to run into a snag. Tech support is invaluable, especially if you are not accustomed to working with this particular piece of equipment. They can help you get set up and ready to work and answer any questions you might have before getting started. They are also available to answer questions about any issues you might encounter while learning to run the IDS scan tool and will troubleshoot issues with the hardware.
The Ford VCM 2 and Ford IDS tool combined will provide you with all of the necessary diagnostic capabilities to pinpoint issues in nearly any 16 pin Ford and all 2013 and newer Ford vehicles. The wireless feature uses USB connectors and adds an extra layer of convenience for your technician to work remotely while the VCM Ford is hooked up to the vehicle. As long as you have a laptop with the proper capabilities, you will be ready to run diagnostics on your Ford vehicle in no time while allowing your technician to work from the office using the Ford IDS tool when necessary.
The VCM II for Ford/Mazda 2 in 1 is made to be durable and stand up to the abuse it might encounter in most garages using shock-resistant edges. You won’t have to worry about drops and bumps ruining your valuable equipment and can continue to work even if you hit a minor snag. It also acts as a CFR (Customer Flight Recorder) when using the optional connector and supports VMM (Vehicle Measurement Module).
Don’t short change your repairmen and technicians with outdated diagnostic equipment. Your employees and customers deserve to work with the best. The Ford IDS VCM 2 is a must have for any repair shop that works with 2013 Fords and newer on a regular basis. Its performance lives up to the high standards set by Ford in order to properly maintain their vehicles.