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Quickies we found online worth sharing to our automotive blog readers.

How to Use OBD2 Scanner When See Check-Engine-Light

The first indication of a vehicle problem is the check engine light. This warning light, also called a malfunction indicator, indicates that something is wrong with the car’s powertrain control module. This code can help you determine what needs to be fixed to make your car run better. The OBD-II protocol was introduced in 1996… Continue Reading

OBD-II Monitors Not Ready

OBD-II Monitors Not Ready

There are two ways to clear OBDII monitors: manually or with an automatic tool. Manually clearing the monitors is an effective method that is more effective than self-diagnosis. This method involves driving your vehicle under different conditions, and will eventually clear the diagnostic trouble codes on your car. However, it is important to understand that… Continue Reading

Malfunction Indicator Light

Malfunction Indicator Light

A malfunction indicator light, sometimes referred to as a Check Engine Light, is an indication that something is wrong with your car. It will illuminate when there is a problem with your car’s engine, transmission, or emissions control system. A flashing MIL is usually not an issue, and can be ignored if you can still… Continue Reading

Malfunction Indicator Lamp

Malfunction Indicator Lamp

You’ve probably noticed that the check engine light on your vehicle is on. The reason for the warning light is due to a malfunction in the emissions system. The problem may be as simple as a loose gas cap, or as complicated as a broken oxygen sensor. Regardless of what is causing the light, a… Continue Reading

Get Your Auto Repaired Right With These Tips

Have you thought about what you can do to deal better with things when they start to happen to your vehicle? Have you thought about doing labor and repairs on yourself? You may just want to better insight into how to choose the correct person to fix it for you. Read on to learn more… Continue Reading

Check Engine Light Reader

Check Engine Light Reader

Most vehicles come equipped with an OBD-II (or OBD-I) scanner to help the driver know what is wrong with their car before making any changes to the vehicle. There are basically three types of OBD-II scanners available: Type I: A basic handheld unit which informs you why the check engine light is on. So, some… Continue Reading

Reset Check Engine Light

Reset Check Engine Light

If your vehicle’s check engine light is flashing, it means that you have a problem. The reason why this light appears is because there are issues with your vehicle’s engine that needs to be fixed immediately before it causes an accident. Some of the most common reasons why this indicator comes on include a loose… Continue Reading

OBD Check

OBD check stands for on-board diagnostics check. The process of having your car scanned by a car scanner starts by your car’s owner selecting the car’s make, model, year, and model year. Next is to choose where to have the scan. You can either have it done in your car or have it shipped to… Continue Reading

OBD Diagnostic

OBD Diagnostic

OBD diagnostic stands for on-board diagnostic system. This system is a self-contained unit that is built into the car engine. This unit contains all the components of the car including the diagnostic computer and the mapping system. It is designed to monitor the car’s engine performance, transmission performance and emissions condition. The system was originally… Continue Reading

About Obd2 Eobd Scanner

About Obd2 Eobd Scanner

OBD2 EOBD and OBD3 are two different kinds of scanners, the former is more capable to detect specific problems associated with emission as compared to the latter. As opposed to OBD1, OBD2 is capable of scanning for trouble spots such as fuel line obstructions, electronic signals interfering with the car’s performance, leaks and other problems… Continue Reading

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