About Us

CarMD builds technologies that empower vehicle owners and drivers to connect with the people, services and solutions they need for a safe, enjoyable and worry-free driving experience.

Our Mission

The mission of CarMD is to leverage technologies that redefine the driving journey, ensuring you feel connected, informed and secure throughout your vehicle's lifespan – from purchase to resale.

Our Story

In 2006, CarMD.com Corporation launched to empower consumers by providing them with tools and information to make better-educated decisions about their vehicle’s health. The brainchild of long-time automotive aftermarket visionary Ieon C. Chen, the company aimed to provide consumers with a way to diagnose their car’s check engine light as easily as putting gas in their car.

From 2006 to 2013, CarMD sold its handheld device (#2100/#2150) and software kit. Drivers could plug the device into an OBD2 port under their vehicle’s dashboard and get a green, yellow or red LED to see if their car was ready for a road trip or emissions test. The device also connected to a computer to generate a vehicle health report, empowering them with upcoming maintenance and estimated repair costs.

The original CarMD product earned many prestigious awards, including a 2007 CES Innovation Award and 2010 Edison Award. These tools have helped more than a half million people inspect used cars, monitor their vehicles’ health, and save money on car repairs.

As vehicles become more complex, and consumers become more comfortable using apps and AI, CarMD is developing new ways to improve the driving and vehicle ownership experience.