REVIEW: This #1 OBD2 Scanner Will Save You Money And A Trip To The Mechanic

Jack Kocsis Director of Commerce
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If you own a car, you should 100% own an OBD scanner. One of these small diagnostic devices can save you a trip to the mechanic (and save you money as a result). Since 1996, all vehicles (U.S., European and Asian) are OBDII-compliant, so an OBDII scanner is what you need.

But which one? I recommend this ANCEL AD310 universal OBDII scanner. It is a #1 bestseller on Amazon, and it certainly fits the bill. I never owned an OBDII scanner before, but after acquiring this one, I immediately saw the value in it. My roommate’s check engine light was on, and he couldn’t figure out what was wrong. He has a somewhat older car and was sure he had to take the thing back for yet another trip at the shop down the road.

I let him use this OBDII scanner to solve the problem. Turns out, his fuel cap was open. He was able to clear it in minutes, and everything was resolved.

Normally $65, this OBDII scanner is 60 percent off when you use the code (Photo via Amazon)

Normally $65, this OBDII scanner is 60 percent off when you use the code (Photo via Amazon)

ANCEL AD310 Classic Enhanced Universal OBD II Scanner Car Engine Fault Code Reader CAN Diagnostic Scan Tool – Black on sale for $34.99 with the coupon and code IP5LWB9W

Unlike other more complex tools on the market, this OBDII scanner has the benefit of being a standalone item, with a simple and easy-to-use layout. You won’t have to bumble with multiple pieces to figure out what is going on with your car — once you have the code, you will find out the problem immediately and determine the best way to get it solved.

This is a simple and cheap solution, especially with the discount code IP5LWB9W, which is available for Daily Caller readers to use to get an extra 15 percent off. By using the code and “clipping” the coupon, you can get this handy device for just $26.24.

In addition to determining the cause of a check engine light, this scanner can do an I/M monitor readiness test, retrieve vehicle information and view freeze frame data. Its interface is a large 128 x 64 pixel LCD display. I found it incredibly easy to use, and I know you will, too.

Photo via Amazon

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