Monthly Archives: February 2022

What Is An OBD Scanner Used For?

What Is An OBD Scanner Used For?

We've all been victim to a frightening check engine light before. One of the reasons why drivers dread this repair is because check engine lights can mean so many different things. That is why it is essential to take your car to an auto repair shop, so they can properly diagnose your vehicle problem using a scan tool.   At McSpadden's Tire & Automotive, we use the latest and most accurate scanners to diagnose your check engine light. To do so, we will plug the OBD scanner into your vehicle's OBD port. Your car will then send the necessary code to the scanner, which a skillful technician can decipher. Because the coding language can be complex for the average person to understand, you should take your vehicle to a qualified professional.    The letters in OBD stand for On-Board Diagnostics. In most vehicles, it records data from the Electronic Control Units (ECU), which holds messages from various sensors throughout your car. Every time you turn on you ... read more