One of the most useful diagnostic tool the RainyDayGarage guys have in their toolbox is the DriveRight CarChip from Davis Instruments. Whenever any of our cars act up or throw a "Check Engine Light" code, we can quickly get a readout and get a better understanding of the cause of the problem.
The kit comes with everything needed (OBD II compatible reader, USB data transfer cable, diagnostic software) to download the data and perform all kinds of analysis on a PC. The software is relatively easy to use and all kinds of data can be collected and examined.
We have been using this cool little device since 2005 and it has continued to prove its worth. The CarChip is not just for folks who like working on their cars. Sometimes it is good to just know what that "check engine" light is really telling you before you drop the car off at your local mechanic. [Permalink]- CarChip