bright light indicating your engine means total doom or not? Well thanks to car code scanners, you will have little difficulty on discerning what breakdown your car is having or is about to have.
These scanners do not come cheap though and may cost about $100 or more. But having on about will keep your mind at ease. With a scanner handy, you will not have to wait a long time at a shop just for the mechanic to tell you what is wrong with your car. But scanners only work with car models from 1996 to present. This is because car models from these times come with an onboard computer which handles a car’s essentials such as ignition timing, fuel system, and a whole lot more.
If you have a car code scanner, all you need to do is hook it up on a port which is usually found close to the driver’s foot area. When you connect your scanner to the computer port or plug, all the information the computer has, good or bad, will be transmitted to your scanner, telling you what is wrong with your car, giving you a heads-up on what course of action you should take.
Because of the scanner, you can quickly inform your mechanic on the status of your car so that maintenance would be quick. Although the mechanic will do routine checks, they would hardly doubt such claims if the know that you have a scanner at your disposal. This means that they will have an easy job getting your car up and running before no time rather than doing it the hard way and tearing up your car to figure out that the problem really is.