Greetings, I'm Henry Crichton,
Chief Mechanic and owner of Software For Cars.
After accumulating over 25 years of automotive diagnostics, repair and
experience, we are announcing the sales of OBD II scan tools
(developed and manufactured in the USA). Scan tools are very
useful instruments that connect to your on-board vehicle computer,
revealing pertinent information about the operation of your car. They are
easy to use and will help even a novice to understand where problems might
be occurring. Welcome to our OBD 2 scan
website; please have a look at the scan tools
below that can help you
peer into the inner workings of your vehicle.
You can check other products, but at under $60 you'll come back - there's no better buy on a scan tool than
Actron ... no computer required!
Actron PocketScan OBD II Code Reader
First Time Diagnostic Tool Buyers will find the PocketScan Code Reader is the Right-Sized Tool - at the Right Price, under $60!
PocketScan Code Reader CP9125 is an easy-to-use tool for
light-to-moderate DIY customers. It enables the user to read OBD II
diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) from the on-board computers of 1996 and
newer cars and light trucks. This gives the user the ability to quickly
determine the cause of the "Check Engine" light coming on. Once repairs
are made - the PocketScan allows the user to clear the trouble codes
and turn off the check engine light. Reads and erases Diagnostic Trouble Codes
(DTCs) and turns off check engine light. Enables user to quickly and
easily link to their vehicle Compact tool - fits in your palm. Includes
CD software that contains an additional 3,000+ Diagnostic Trouble
Codes (DTCs) and their descriptions. Tool is updateable - accommodating
future vehicles. Attached OBD II 16-pin connector cable provides both
data and power connections. 1 year warranty, assembled in the USA. To
learn more, click
for more details about the
Actron PocketScan OBD II Code Reader
Why buy a scan tool? Read our Journal
section about engine repairs on a 98 Dodge Ram pickup and you'll see how
it could save you thousands of dollars in repair costs ...
In the '70's the first electronic monitoring systems for cars were installed to help reduce atmospheric emissions. The original American
system, called OBD-I (On Board Diagnostics I) later evolved into OBD II
(1996) as the digital electronics improved. We have a full complement of
electronic scanning equipment required to read this information, as well
as years of experience analyzing and interpreting the data results.
Check out our Products section and see how
easy it is to get your own scan tool and start
doing your own monitoring ... you can increase your mileage, reduce fuel
consumption, save on repair costs and help keep the environment clean.
We have a range of scan tool products, to suit both the backyard mechanic and
professional service shops. And if you're looking for shop tools, be
sure to check out our ™
system ... Tool Finder will help you locate just about any
automotive tool you can think of!
Henry plugs '97 Chev Astro
If you prefer driving an older car, take a look at my classic '56
Chevy; we can't plug computers into it, but it's fun to work on
If you enjoy studying the latest trends in the auto industry, keep your eyes on our
'Future Now' section for some insight into the latest
technologies being deployed in the automotive industry (including the Toyota Prius and
Honda Civic hybrids). We are keeping a
close watch on the new releases of hybrid vehicles that promise very
high mileage and Ultra Low Emissions (ULEV).
More interested in an affordable luxury sport coupe? Have a look at our
article on the Toyota Camry Solara
and see how our OBD scan tool can be
connected with some real data being displayed.
Are you a compact SUV fan? Read our
article on the Subaru Forester and see how our OBD scan tool can be
used to analyze the data stream ... and don't miss our new Car
Services Directory and Automotive
Article and Automotive
And if you're
really bored with current offerings, take a look at the new Aquada
amphibious vehicle. The Aquada drives like a convertible sports car and,
yes, planes across the water at 30 mph! unlike the Amphicar
product of yesteryear, this baby really moves on land and water.
BULLETIN: Watch for our new CAR-TRUCK-MOTORCYCLE-SUV-RV
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car price quotes and dealers, used
car sales and financing, car loans,
new truck sales, used
truck sales, motorcycle loans,
vehicle leasing, car
rental, truck rental, RV rental,
automotive tools, repair, servicing,
and truck insurance, motorcycle
auctions (military & government surplus, repossessions), car audio
systems and satellite
radio, engines, paint, towing, car talk, dealer
window stickers, etc.
I hope you enjoy our site and invite you to give us a try when you need help
- you've got my name on it when you do ... SayHenry.com!