The INFOGRAPHIC below is a simple guide that tell you things to consider when picking an Obd2 tool.
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Here’s my take on the Obd2 tool buying guide from the infographic:
Types of OBDII Scanners
The first thing you need to do is narrow down what type of scanner you need.
Basically, there are three different categories of Car Diagnostic Tool. There are basic code readers, DIY scanners, and professional equipment.
Basic code readers are the least expensive scanners.
They’re the ones you can find at any auto parts store. You plug them into the diagnostic port of your car and they read any Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC) that come up.
Most of these basic code readers just tell you the Auto code reader, but not what it means.
The easiest way to figure out what the code actually means is to just look it up online.