Computers seem to be infesting new vehicles so fast, I can’t keep up with ’em all — computers for emissions, engine management, braking, climate controls, and probably for the poser seats. When it comes to maintaining all these systems, I can pull codes out of most vehicles, but then I usually end up researching the fault codes on my computer; so why not use my PC as the scanner, with the AutoEnginuity Scan Tool?
The AutoEnginuity Scan Tool lets you scan ODBII-compliant vehicles with your PC, Pocket PC, or Palm device. The tool connects via your USB port, RS-232C port, or Bluetooth connection. It’ll read the trouble codes, perform a live monitor of sensors, and perform system resets to clear fault codes. With the included SpeedTracer module, it’ll also monitor performance times and speeds for the 1/4 and 1/8 mile and for many other performance benchmarks.
The AutoEnginuity Scan Tool sells for $250 — you can also buy optional expansion modules for advanced tests and annual upgrades.