Car Diagnostic Tutorials

Learn about modern car diagnostics using On-Board Diagnostics

Why should everyone do car diagnostics? Car diagnostics are an essential aspect of vehicle maintenance. Regular diagnostics not only keep your car running smoothly but also help you save money in the long run. Early detection of potential issues through diagnostics can prevent costly repairs and enhance road safety.

OBD2 Freeze Frame is a simple but powerful tool when trying to diagnose car malfunctions. Freeze Frame provides insight into the conditions that were present when a malfunction occurred. This tutorial will explain in detail what the Freeze Frame is.

Diagnostic Trouble Codes or OBD2 Trouble Codes are codes that the car’s OBD system uses to notify you about an issue. Each code corresponds to a fault detected in the car. When the vehicle detects an issue, it will activate the corresponding trouble code.

The Check Engine Light indicates that there is a problem with the car. Either the engine is having a problem or the emission control system has detected an issue. This malfunction is indicated by triggering the Check Engine Light (CEL).

What is Mode $06? Mode $06 is an advanced diagnostic functionality mode included as part of the On-Board Diagnostic standard (OBD2). It keeps track on how emission control components and other systems and sensors are functioning.

OBD2 Readiness Monitors are simple yet powerful self check routines. They provide insight to the car’s self-diagnostics. This tutorial will explain in detail what the readiness monitors are.

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