I own several cars, and even though I’m not a mechanic, I like to be able to see what’s happening to them. When I get the generic “Check Engine Light”, I want to know if I really need to take it in for service. I was excited to try BlueDriver Pro Scan Tool ($ 99.95), and when I did, I realized it was a game changer.
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You just connect the BlueDriver to the car̵
Now you will be able to take snapshots of the car’s status and generate reports. It’s not just “just reading”; simple errors can be reset. For example, if your mechanic forgot to reset the oil change sensor, you can do so! Or the most common mistake for me is that the gas cap is not completely sealed, and lets in some air, which throws off the sensor and triggers a Check Engine Light. For some reason this happened a lot when I had a Saab.
The app is quite straightforward and easy to use. The device itself is durable, and I have run with it connected, but you may want to remove it when not in use. I forgot it and took my car in for details, and they always pull out the plug and put it somewhere (cup holder, glove compartment, etc.) without telling me! I have also used it for friends and family when they receive Check Engine Light, so you can share the cost and value with several others if you choose to do so.
- Easy to use, decent app
- Not only to display errors, but also to correct and disable alerts
- Bluetooth wireless connection
- Takes snapshots and generates reports that you can share with mechanics or save for later
- For iPhone, iPad and Android
- The only difficult part is finding the OBD2 port in your car
For more insight into your car’s sensors and alerts, the BlueDriver Pro Scan Tool is part of your garage.