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New Type Of Diagnostic Scan Tool For Automobiles
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New Type Of Diagnostic Scan Tool for Automobiles

Automotive on-board diagnostic (OBD) scan tools cost various prices from 20 dollars to over thousands of dollars, depending on features and brands. While inexpensive diagnostic scan tools for automobiles are just basic code readers that show only numbers of trouble codes, some of them are capable of accessing to ABS and Airbag system, and some of them help your diagnosis with information pre-downloaded into the scan tools.

Today, there is another choice to pick up. It is ELM 327 Bluetooth adapter. It costs almost the same as inexpensive handheld code readers. There are many devices that use ELM 327 circuit board. These adapters are just adapters plugging into the OBD port under the dash. So where do you see trouble codes and how can you use it then? It works with your laptop or mobile device!

It is easy to use. As you use your laptop or cell phone every day, you do not need time to get used to using them. After you make the adapter paired with your device, you can read and clear trouble codes or see various sensor's data on the display of your device. If your mobile device can access to the internet, you will be able to get additional information for diagnosis in no time.

You can use it for your do-it-yourself diagnosis and repair, and it also has many fun features to play. You can add sensor's data such as rpm, coolant temp and oil pressure on to a display and arrange them in any style such as dial, meter, bar, graph or digital. That would be a secondary instrument panel or you may want to use it as a replacement for the original instrument panel. You can also keep records of fuel economy to save gas, draw the route on a map where you drive, and measure the time.

You can find these adapters online. Just make sure that you choose the seller who has good feedback and warranty. These adapters cost as much as basic code readers, but they are equivalent to handheld scan tools of medium price range. The conventional handheld scan tools for around 50 dollars do not show as much information as ELM 327 Bluetooth adapters do. Let your cell phone or laptop help you fix your car. While you are driving, use your phone as an infotainment system. They are for home mechanics, professional technicians or anyone who likes playing with mobile apps.


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