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Which OBD2 Protocol is Supported by Your Vehicle?

On-board diagnostics (OBD) tends to be an automotive term discussing a vehicle’s self-diagnostic and confirming capability. OBD systems supply the vehicle owner or even repair technician entrance to the status of the many vehicle subsystems.  Generally OBB-2 is very much perfect for each and every car. The OBD-2 code readers are an on-board diagnostic device […]

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INNOVA 3160 Diagnostic Scan Tool Review

Several OBD scan machines are available in the market, this is one reason why making a choice can really be an uphill task. However, each of these machines has its own unique and peculiar selling points. Some of the best OBD2 scan machines however attract a lot of user attention.One machine counted among the best OBD2scan […]

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OBD-II Acronyms and Jargon

Like any government instigated project, OBD-II quickly became full of acronyms, jargon, shorthand and code phrases that have meaning to the select few and sometimes seem to serve to keep the rest of us at bay.Here is a start on untangling these codes:ALDL – Assembly Line Diagnostic Link. Former name for GM (only) Data Link Connector, […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to OBD Scanners

Modern cars use a computer system called an on-board diagnostic system (OBD). This on-board computer system not only helps to run your vehicle for peak performance, but it can also make decisions about how your car uses various components to run, and lets you know when something is wrong. When something goes wrong, the OBD will […]

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A Look at the OBD Alternative: Using a Computer

While computers are usually your best companions for many technology-based activities, the use of the computer in car diagnostics has revolutionized this field. The central data collection point in most cars has been primarily the car computer, which even the notorious on board diagnostic scans rely on.The use of computers to scan cars depends on the […]

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