Two ways to rent an OBD scanner

Dec 14 11:34 2011 Woody Su Print This Article

What is going on when the check engine light on a car's dashboard illuminated? It might be a broken oxygen sensor to a failing fuel injector as minor or something as a loose fuse or plug. 

Do you know what is going on when the check engine light on a car's dashboard illuminated? It might be a broken oxygen sensor to a failing fuel injector as minor or something as a loose fuse or plug. There is no method to define the source of the check engine warning without inserting into an OBD scanner. This scanner will usually set you back anywhere between $30 and $180,Guest Posting or even more, relying on brand and quality. But, you can always just borrow or rent one of these diagnostic tools for saving your money.

Firstly, you can look for your local repair shop. The best place to rent or borrow an OBD or OBD 2 scanner is usually at a mechanic's office or garage. Usually scanning may not be a free service that they will supply. But, if you will be buying repair services from their shop a mechanic will scan your car for free. Simply come around a reputable garage and pop up your hood. In most cases, the plugs for an OBD 2 scanner will be under the hood or under the dashboard.

Secondly, try to get the OBD diagnostic equipment from a car parts store. These stores will usually supply different brands of OBD or OBD 2 scanners. These tools will cost you about $100 or more for an outright purchase in 2010. But you can convince the sales representative to let you rent or borrow the scanner instead. The store might ask for the retail price of the scanner as your deposit. After using the OBD 2 scanner, you can return it for a full refund minus any rental fee. If you can drive your car to the store, the workers may even use the scanner to retrieve the problem for you.

Connect the scanner. Look for the contacts where you can connect the scanner. Current standards require the OBD 2 interface to be located within two feet of your car's steering wheel. Most OBD scanners are simply code readers, which will give you the reading as an error code, which you will have to translate. The more feature-rich OBD scanners connect directly to a laptop by USB. These will include software that you can use for a full diagnosis of your car's condition, also for a full evaluation of performance statistics as well, such as the feature of horsepower and acceleration. There are a lot of online stores on the internet, you can ask for help if you needed. 

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