CarMD vs Code Readers & Apps & Free Scans at auto parts stores?

CarMD is often compared with code readers and OBD2 apps. While it is true CarMD and all those tools read data from the OBD2 port, the similarities stop there. CarMD specializes in providing consumers a complete vehicle health solution in an easy-to-understand way. Not only is this innovative, there are no other products on the market that do the same thing.

In addition to detected diagnostic codes, CarMD uses your vehicle type, freeze frame engine data, and mileage to statistically determine the solution. Behind CarMD fixes is a database with more than a half-million real-life fixes made by thousands of skilled Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)-certified technicians who work on cars, trucks, vans and SUVs just like yours every day. Each fix is peer reviewed by ASE-certified Master Technicians and then internally reviewed by our own ASE-certified Technicians to make sure have the best, most accurate possible solutions. Our database is continually updated to ensure our customers receive the most up to date accurate fix for their vehicle from the most knowledgeable experienced professionals in the nation.

The average code reader, free code check, or phone app doesn’t do any of that. The chart below illustrates why CarMD has over 500,000 happy customers, and counting.

Features CarMD Handheld Code readers / Apps /
Free scans
Cost/item/duration of parts/labor/repair
Scheduled maintenance parts/cost
Predicting odds/costs of future breakdowns
Vehicle warranty information
Safety recall information
Free certified mechanic support by phone*
Offers a list free repairs covered by manufacturers
Brakes & Airbag coverage /
Pass or fail smog check /
Defines trouble codes

*All CarMD call center representatives are certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence

Continue reading: How CarMD gets repair data.

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