On-Board Diagnostics, or OBD, in an automotive context, is a generic term referring to a vehicle's self-diagnostic and reporting capability. OBD systems give the vehicle owner or a repair technician access to state of health information for various vehicle sub-systems. The amount of diagnostic information available via OBD has varied widely since the introduction in the early 1980's of on-board vehicle computers, which made OBD possible. Early instances of OBD would simply illuminate a malfunction indicator light, or MIL, if a problem were detected-but would not provide any information as to the nature of the problem. Modern OBD implementations use a standardized fast digital communications port to provide myriad real time data in addition to a standardized series of diagnostic trouble codes, or DTCs, which allow one to rapidly identify and remedy malfunctions within the vehicle.
Genisys 3875 EVO OBD II 2012 Domestic/Asian /2011 European with System 5.0
- The OTC Genisys is a sophisticated answer to just about any scanning need. The OTC Genisys provides scanning capabilities for a wide variety of cars, vans, and SUVs. Perhaps best of all, software upgrades (available through the Internet) can be directly uploaded to the unit, thus making the Genisys system a great choice for the shop that is dedicated to remaining on top of all the current car trends. OTC has ensured that their scanners are able to "grow" with the times, and they have been leaders in quality assurance for 75 years.
Actron CP9175 AutoScanner Diagnostic Code Scanner with Freeze Frame Data for OBDII Vehicles
- The CP9175 is the Next Generation of Actron Scan Tools- designed by and built with Market Intelligence derived from you-the consumers. The new OBD II AutoScanner has more functions and benefits than other code readers currently available in the aftermarket.
The new trilingual code reader from Actron is Internet updateable, displays freeze frame data and users can choose to view screen data in English, Spanish or French.
OBD II AutoScanner CP9175 easily retrieves diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) and code definitions from your vehicle's computer, leading you to the problem area. Use on all 1996 and newer OBD II compliant vehicles: North American, Asian & European.
Actron CP9125 PocketScan Code Reader -
The CP9125 is an easy-to-use tool for novice and moderately experienced do-it-yourself mechanics, enabling you to read OBD II diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) from the on-board computers of 1996 and newer cars and light trucks. This gives you the ability to quickly determine the cause of the "Check Engine" light. Once repairs are made, the PocketScan lets you clear the trouble codes and turn off the light.
Autel (MaxiScan MS309) OBD-II Code Reader / Scan Tool - The MaxiScan® MS309 CAN OBD II/EOBD Code Reader provides DIYers easy and quick access to Diagnostic Trouble Codes and their definitions on all OBD II compliant vehicles sold worldwide since 1996. Though small in size, it is powerful enough to retrieve the same information as large expensive scanners.