Uses of a Diagnostic OBD2 Scanner and Information on ‘Check Engine’ Faults

  1. Read out the fault codes and do the required repairs yourself

Never keep on driving any vehicle when the ‘Check Engine’ warning light fails to go out. Even though this indicator is known as a safety parameter warning light, meaning that the car can still work, engine is still running but is not functioning as it was intended to. If the indicator is constantly ON, you should STOP immediately. Failing to do so without actually knowing what the fault is can result in an engine disaster. Vehicle should be towed to a location for repairs, either to a specialist, or if doing your own repairs – to your own location.

On the other side there is the intermittent ‘Check Engine’ light syndrome. This means that the fault is not constantly showing up and is being erased by the vehicle’s cycles. This is a less serious fault but should be still attended the soonest possible. The intermittent fault might be something minor which, if left unattended might turn into something bigger and more expensive. These electronic signal fault codes are decoded through an automotive diagnostic OBD2 scanner.

These vehicle OBD (I and II) scanners can scan and finally reset the following symptoms: