What do you actually look for in your vehicle? What more could you ask for than a dependable and economic transportation to your destination? However, not always your car delivers on the occasion. Every now and then we face different malfunctions within our car and this could sometimes cause a grave cause of concern with regard to your car’s health. Now with the OBDII Diagnostics in place, you have nothing more to worry about!
The OBDII Diagnostics is primarily meant for emission controls. They provide you with that extra performance for your vehicle. Helping you to fix all defects in time, this one system is light years ahead of what we have had so far. While earlier OBD systems allowed replacement of chips, the new age sealed systems provide you with a real time data realization system for better information and relay.
The second generation of this on-board diagnostic system gives you a warning about the malfunction when the ‘check engine’ light comes on. There are three types of signals that you could get indicating a trouble with the vehicle’s emission systems. Known as the Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL), they show occasional flashes for momentary malfunctions, stays on to indicate a serious problem and keeps on flashing constantly for grave damage indication. Such indicator lights keeps flashing till the problem has been repaired and it has been reset.
This light however only indicates what the trouble is and not the actual trouble itself. What you get to read along with this light is a code. You should then be able to decode such OBDII Diagnostic Codes. For this you cannot depend upon the garage mechanic as they might again fool you about the defect. Hence you should use the new age scanners that can help the common man to read such codes and detect the problem in real time.
OBDII Diagnosis becomes easy with a code library that helps you read the scanner device without many efforts. If the problem is a ‘type A’ problem or misfire, the MIL does not come on till the problem is serious. In case of a ‘type B’ or two-trip type problems, the trouble code is usually stored as pending and checked up again on the next trip. If the problem still persists, then the driver is alerted, else the code is erased off.
With an OBDII diagnostic in place, you can easily shut away all your worries and drive off in great galore!