Scan tools and scanners are pivotal pieces of equipment in today's technology
driven world. Cars and trucks with OBD I, OBD II or CAN can all be diagnosed
thanks to machines. Manufacturers across the world depend on these scan tools
and scanners to diagnose their vehicles and keep them running at top form.
OTC, Equus, Actron, BMW, Peake, CanScan, Autel, AutoXray, and AutoEnginuity
all offer their own variation of a scan tool or scanner and help diagnose the
most unique vehicles. You can find tools that will help you diagnose European
vehicles, Asian import vehicles and of course your domestic cars as well. Any
passenger vehicle on the market today has a diagnostic scan tool or scanner that
can help you diagnose it.
When you have purchased your scanner and connected it to the car or truck, you will want to go through and address all of the fault codes that are appearing on the scanner. Most scanners like the Genisys will give you code definitions on the screen which help tell you what may need to be fixed to stop the fault code from appearing. We also offer a variety of Chilton, Haynes, and factory OEM service manuals that also give trouble codes and their probable causes. It is important to understand what each code means so that once you clear it from the scanner, it does not appear a day later.
Using electrical scan tools and readers can seem like a daunting task, but
once you have the scanner in hand, you will find most of them to be extremely
user friendly and simple to navigate. With some practice you will be able to
replace your mechanic and save that money on making improvements to your vehicle
over time. OBD I, II and CAN scanners are the wave of the future!