Maintenance,small repairs management, reduction in fuel consumption … with automotive diagnostic devices such as OBD and OBD2 scanners, drivers can now get to know their vehicle better. Specialists give directions for use.
It is a small special 16 pin plug, often found under the wheel that changes the lives of many drivers since a few years. By plugging in and getting the data off the diagnostic socket in each car, the so-called “OBD handyman” for On Board Diagnostic has established a new relationship with their vehicle.
Automotive diagnostics to maintain your own car
OBD scanners or on-board automotive diagnostics provides access to all kinds of information by querying the car’s electronic computers.
How does it work? “The electronic part of a vehicle is composed of 15 to 20 boxes, computers. The latter interact with each other and with a large central calculator.
By connecting the diagnostic socket of the vehicle to an OBD box, a driver or a mechanic can collect information from the on-board computers, transmitted to a computer (via a USB cable connected to the case) or to a smartphone (wifi or Bluetooth thanks to a downloadable app ). This is extremely convenient when dealing with “small” maintenance operations. To get such an equipment, it will cost you between 50 and up to 3000$ according to Wlap.org a respected OBD Scanners review site.
The computer that is the most frequently queried is, of course, the engine. With this product, you access what is called the fault code. The software provides a technical description of the problem and then updates the dashboard display.
Facilitate maintenance and daily use.
There are quite a few advantages for users with multiple profiles. “The most cautious are just emptied their own vehicles. Those who want to do the maintenance of the injectors and their filters will have to take a more comprehensive version of the program.
Accessing the keys of the automobile diagnosis does not, however, replaces a mechanic and this has nothing to do with repairing, it is solely for diagnosing issues. “Our solutions allow to maintain a vehicle, not to modify the performance,” said the same interlocutor.