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Early code readers simply reported the specific error code behind that ubiquitous check engine light. Newer ones, however, translate the cryptic alphanumeric code into English (or Spanish), making it a hell of a lot easier to figure out what’s going on — especially after you lose the manual. But Actron takes the concept a step further with their new AutoScanner Plus. It not only reports the code (in human-speak); it also accesses an internal database of over 3,000,000 reported fixes and offers suggestions for how to actually fix the problem behind the code.

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Does anybody ever remove the antenna anymore when going through a car wash? Maybe not since the invention of the touch-less car wash. However, a few places still hold on to the old-fashioned, break-your-antenna-right-off style car washes.

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So your check engine light’s on and you have no freakin’ idea what’s wrong.  Is something actually wrong with the engine, or is it just a failed sensor?  If you’re driving an older vehicle — something that’s computerized and built before around 1995 — it’s probably OBD-I, which means two things: 1) You can’t use any of the fancy OBD-II code readers (with LCDs and built-in manuals) to tell what’s up, and 2) you aren’t going to have to spend $200+ on one of the aforementioned readers.

In fact, you can pick up a little “scanner” for arounde $25 that’ll do the job just fine, assuming that you’re patient enough to sit and count LED flashes.

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