Buy OBD2 Scanners

Buy OBD2 Scanners

Having your own OBD2 scanner is extremely beneficial. With your own scanner, you can: get the P codes from your vehicle for no charge, turn off the check engine light yourself, and see some of the data of the ECM if you’re so inclined. You won’t be able to change any of the data in the ECM, so there’s no need to worry about causing any problems by accidentally changing a reading, or important parameter. If you own a vehicle that is 1996 or newer (I’m guessing this will apply to almost all of you), it’s a great investment. The average price for a cheap scanner is about $70 or less. An automotive scanner can easily cost over $5,000 but, you won’t need anything like that. The great part about it is, it will work for every car made for use in the USA, that you will ever own again. Realistically, most of you won’t need to read any of the data in the ECM. You will mostly need this scanner to find out what the P code is that turned on the check engine light, and to turn off the check engine light after you’ve completed repairs. In addition, a huge benefit to having your own scanner, is that you will already know what the P code is before going to the local repair shop. So if you scan the vehicle and find a single P code, then you go to the repair shop and they tell you that you have 4 codes that need repairs, you know this mechanic is being dishonest, and it’s time to take your business elsewhere. Just one instance like that can save you several times more than the cost of the scanner. Here is a list of a few scanners that are reasonably priced:

 

ScanTool 426101 OBDLink MX Bluetooth: OBD Adapter/Diagnostic Scanner for Android & Windows

interface This scanner is a blue tooth model for an android device. Make sure to read the product description before purchase, to be certain it will be something you can use

 

Actron CP9125 Pocket Scan

code reader This is a small, handheld scanner, that’s very user friendly for anyone at all