OBD 1, OBD 2 Software Scan Tools

By: Software For Cars  09-12-2011
Keywords: Check Engine, Scan Tool, Data Ports

OBD - what is OBD? In the early seventies, the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) introduced a new policy that mandated the use of on board diagnostics (OBD) for vehicles driven in the USA. Similar requirements were also introduced by the California Air Resources Board (CARB). This led to the development of new technologies that allowed mechanics and service technicians to monitor almost all aspects of vehicle performance on instruments hooked up to data ports on cars. OBD II replaced OBD I in the mid-nineties with more sophisticated monitoring systems and OBD III is on the horizon. Starting at under $60, you won't find a better buy anywhere! These scan tools will reset and turn off the ' check engine light' on any North American OBD vehicle. You can check out other products, but at under $60 you'll come back - there's no better buy on a scan tool than Actron .. No computer required!  

The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011

Keywords: Check Engine, Data Ports, Scan Tool, Scan Tools,

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