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What types of OBD2 code readers are there?

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There are many different kinds of obd2 code readers on the market, and it may be difficult to determine which one we need. We will introduce the basic knowledge of OBD2 code readers, such as different types and certain specific models of OBD2 code readers. Paying attention to Fiberall may find suitable OBD2 code readers for you!

 

Here is the content list:

The first OBD2 code reader is the basic code reader

The second type of OBD2 code readers are more advanced DIY code readers

The third type of OBD2 code readers are more professional code readers

What are the advantages and disadvantages of the three different types of code readers?

 

Over the years, on-board diagnostic programs have made it easier to identify problems in our cars. Since 1996, OBD2 code readers have helped user to solved the "check engine" light problem for cars, light truck, van and SUV. The following is an introduction to 3 different types of OBD2 code readers.

OBD2 code readers 

The first OBD2 code reader is the basic code reader

These are low-cost obd code readers, and you can find them in any auto parts store or even a hardware or home improvement store. When you send your car to a parts store for free inspection engine light scanning, it is usually the type of code readers they use. OBD2 code readers obtain a diagnostic trouble code (DTC) from ECU, which triggers the car to let you know what is wrong.

 

When basic code readers are inserted into the diagnostic port, they will usually tell you DTC on a small screen. The code is a letter followed by four numbers to tell you exactly the problem you need to solve. If the scanner does not specify the meaning, looking up the code online is the easiest way to decrypt it. Once you have a diagnostic trouble code, you can use these simple tools to clear the code and turn on the annoying check engine light on the dashboard. Basic obd code readers also have a wireless option, which can provide you with more information than traditional wired obd code readers.

 

The second type of OBD2 code readers are more advanced DIY code readers

DIY code readers are more feature-rich obd code readers to provide you with more information about the car at a higher price. Some are just the dongle you leave in the car diagnostic port, which is linked to the application on the phone. DIY OBD code readers read the vehicle and send the information to your mobile device or computer, others are like traditional wired handheld obd scanners with more information.

 

DIY obd code readers can provide you with real-time data on current car conditions. It can repeat what your gauge tells you; it provides you with average speed, average mpg, fuel usage, and other specific information. Of course, they can also do everything basic obd code readers can do, such as reading DTC and clearing codes.

 

The third type of OBD2 code readers are more professional code readers

If you are a professional, or just want to retrieve data from the vehicle seriously, you need professional OBD2 code readers. They perform any functions that may be required in obd code readers. They provide advanced functions such as ECU programming, advanced software and ECU adaptation. They include a variety of connectors to make it truly universal. Some of them can even diagnose heavy commercial vehicles.

 

A big selling point of these smaller obd2 code readers is the ability to save data. You can use the saved data to plot the performance of the car in different indicators and categories. If you are a serious car tuner, professional mechanic, or just a stubborn enthusiast, then these powerful products are perfect for you.

 

What are the advantages and disadvantages of the three different types of OBD code readers?

The above are the various obd code readers we discussed. Next, let us break down the advantages and disadvantages of different types of obd code reader.

 

First is the basic obd code reader

Advantage

Disadvantage

low cost

Not as feature-rich as high-cost   scanners

Easily read and clear the contents of   DTC

You may have trouble connecting with   third-party apps

Connect to devices you may already own,   such as smartphones and tablets

Usually not much warranty or support

 

Then DIY OBD code reader

Advantage

Disadvantage

Dedicated mobile app makes wireless   connection easy

Some more expensive basic scanner   versions can do basically the same operation

A lot of money

 

It is difficult to buy so many products   in the same price range

Contains most functions required by   most home technicians

Not enough for professional use

 

Finally, professional OBD2 code reader

Advantage

Disadvantage

The most powerful and versatile   diagnostic equipment on the market

High cost

 

Quality warranty and customer support

 

Many features that you need to pay for   are not used by most mechanics

Contains most functions required by   most home technicians

Large hardware can be troublesome

 

The market is flooded with all kinds of obd2 code readers, Shopping for them can make your head spin! Check the facts, find the best OBD2 code reader in this list, and then buy the scanner that suits you! Fiberall is a manufacturer with a research and development team. We not only provide standard products, but also the development of obd2 code reader. Choose Fiberall and use it easily!


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