About Car Scanner
You hop in your car and are greeted with the hum of a healthy-sounding engine, but the satisfying purr is coupled with the alarming orange halo of the check engine light. As long as you have your car scanner handy, there is no reason to chuck out any chance of having a productive day in lieu of sitting in your mechanic's waiting room, sweating over the fate of your trusty ride. Reliable sellers on eBay offer car scanners from several manufacturers, including the popular brands Actron and Equus. Simply plug a car scanner into your car's brain, its OBD (on-board diagnostics). The car scanner sorts through every computerized function, identifying the out-of-whack system. All car scanners interpret data from the OBD and allow you to reset the check engine light. Some models go beyond that and provide additional codes, useful for more advanced home mechanics. Car scanners vary in function and price based on the types of codes they report back to you. Investing in a car scanner takes the guesswork out of maintaining your car, eliminating the fear of the unknown. Being an informed driver makes you a confident driver, no longer living in fear of the check engine light.