OBD 2 OBD II Scanner Tool
If you want to save money with your car service then a auto obd 2 scanner / obd ii code reader is what you need. There are tree main obd ii scanners types: hand held obd diagnostic tools, PC-based obd scanners and data loggers.
The hand held obd tools are more expensive then the rest but they offering faster diagnostic of the car problem. The obd hand tools are separated in two types: one for consumer use and this type is just a read/reset tool because they can read the trouble code but can not translate it and type two are the professional hand held obd 2 scanners which can read and translate the trouble codes, give more advanced diagnostics, can give diagnostics besides the ECU system such as air bag or ABS and can do real time engine monitoring.
Pc-based obd ii scanners are more cheap and they have more function then the hand held tools. Pc-based obd 2 scanners are composed of a diagnostic cable, which has on one end an obd ii diagnostic connector and in the other a usb or rs-232 (serial/parallel) standard connector and a pc or laptop where the obd ii software will be installed. Besides the functions of an hand held tool, the pc-based obd ii scanner has more advanced features like: larger storage space, higher resolution and has the ability to use other programs for a better diagnostic of the car problems. A pc-based obd ii scanner is the BMW Inpa Dis Ediabas SSS GTI USB cable which can be both from our store.
The last obd 2 scanner type is the data logger. This scan tool is used for diagnosis or tuning of a vehicle and engine monitoring under normal operation and lately they are used by auto insurances companies (with the car owner agreement) and by vehicle operators to monitor the driver behavior. This obd 2 system is something like the black box and can be useful in case of a car accident, mechanical fault or traffic jam. This type of obd is still in the early stage of development but is the base of the new obd iii system.