If you are not a mechanic, nor an experienced car-fixer, you could use an affordable solution developed for all drivers out there, who prefer to fix things by themselves. It’s called the CarMD Vehicle Health System and consists of a handheld device and an online service. You can use it with any car, minivan, SUV or light truck released since 1996. The device is smart and easy to use, featuring red, yellow and green indicator lights to show when there is a hidden vehicle engine problem or when the engine requires immediate repair. The device provides insight on repairs, components and costs before your arrival to the repair shop, and allows you to check to see if the vehicle is ready for a required emissions test. Drivers can also analyze used cars before purchasing.
The the CarMD Vehicle Health System brings the handheld tester, a software package, a USB cable for your Windows or Mac computer, a storage pouch, batteries, and a user guide with videos and demos. You can buy it for $119.85. Read more about it at CarMD.
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