Mine is an ACTRON scanner. It will scan, show the code nubemr and tell what the code means. Several times it has pointed me in the exact direction. Once in a while it gives me a general idea of where the problem is.I bought mine at a Pep Boys for around $150.00 on sale. This was several years ago so not sure what they are now. I swear by mine.ADDITIONAL DETAILS:I'm pretty sure any auto parts store would carry them. You might even check out Walmart or Target. They may be cheaper there.The one I have is model #CP9135. It gives the code # (ie P0170) and below that, tells what it means (ie. Fuel Trim Malfunction, Bank 1) Mine is about 4 or 5 years old. Not sure if they still make this exact model, but it has been a good one.Hope this helps and good luck
Used cars are where it's at. Why pay full price when the car depreciates coilnderabsy in value as soon as you buy it? My husband and I are very happily payment free with no intention to buy another vehicle until one of ours just can't be fixed anymore. We probably have a good 5-10 years left in each of our vehicles unless our needs change. Gas Mileage: keep your oil changed regularly, your tires pumped up, and run some fuel injector cleaner through a tank of gas every 6 months to get the best possible gas mileage.Maintenance: After the warranty on your car is up, ask around town to find a good, trustworthy and affordable small-time mechanic. This can save you a lot of money on repairs, and you will get the truth on what is really necessary and what can be put off a bit longer.
DiegoOctober 5, 2011 I've been using Benz by Blair for two years now for my late model Mercedes C-Class. Not only has BbyB performed all reuaglr maintenance at prices much lower than the Mercedes dealers, they have saved me $100 s of dollars in repairing normal wear and tear items on my car like scratches and dings, keeping my car looking and feeling like it was just purchased. So if you don't want to make a claim to your insurance for these smaller items, go to Benz by Blair and they will save you money if it's possible.BbyB was also able to get a genuine part for half the dealer price. I couldn't believe it. I don't know if they can do this every time, but I do have comfort knowing they will try.
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