The entire OBD scan tool and software issue is somewhat of a moving target. Unfortunately there is rarely a single, simple to use, tool that will do everything a vehicle owner needs. OBD tools are mostly generic and will usually read, display and clear the CEL for most all OBD compliant vehicles. Some vehicles have 'manufacturer' specific codes which standard OBD tools should read, however, sometimes the code and/or description is not accurate or misleading. In general I find that most owners needs both a generic OBIID tool, a manufacturer specific tool and/or software and possibly even some generic software that is able to log and graph data in order to chase and identify difficult issues Also a FAIR WARNING to all owners.
Jan 27, 2017 - However, a good scan tool is always going to be a much more useful tool in the right hands. Scan tools are more expensive, but they can do everything a code reader can do and then some. Of course, you might also want to consider going with a low-cost option like an ELM327 scan tool if you already have.
With labor rates typically in the $75-$100+ range for most of the country, many states and cities now requiring SMOG/Emission/Safety inspections it is imperative that your vehicle be in top operating condition and not have a constant CEL/Airbag/ABS light lit on the dashboard. Too many people are 'reactive' and only purchase a scan tool when they need one. TRUST me, you want to have a scan tool on hand and at your disposal, you need to know how to use it, be aware of what the 'normal' values are and if you have a scan tool on hand, you WILL use if for you car and you WILL find many other friends and family members that the tool will come in handy for. The more you use one of these tools, the better understanding you will have of the codes they generate and you will 'hopefully' not knee jerk like the local corner mechanic that only reads part of the DTC description with tunnel vision and if the word O2 sensor or MAF is mention, they immediately replace the part mentioned in the DTC code rather than taking 5 minutes to thing through what the code is trying to convey and identify. Delicious Emily`s True Love Keygen here. One MAJOR problem I am seeing on a regular basis are cool running engines that are due to soft thermostats with weak springs. I am seeing about 25-30% of the cars/trucks I run across that have soft thermostats. Mr Big Greatest Hits Download Gratis.