You’ve been there before: The car starts acting up, and suddenly you’re as helpless as a baby, never sure if the mechanic is curing or just guessing and gouging. But now the on-board diagnostics (OBD) data that was once available only to professional mechanics can now be in your hands with Davis’ CarChip. The CarChip 75-Hour Diagnostic Tool plugs easily into the OBDII connector in your car, where it continuously collects and stores data from your car’s computer control system – data from its performance under the hood and behind the wheel. When you download this data to your PC, you’ll have an insider’s peek at how your car is being driven, what’s going on inside the engine, and more.
The CarChip logs 75 hours of trip details, including time and date, distance, speed, idle time, hard accelerations and decelerations, and engine diagnostic trouble codes. You can view all of this graphically on your computer screen, giving you a moment-by-moment picture of how you-or perhaps your employees or the teenagers in your household-are driving. If the vehicle’s “check engine” light comes on, you’ll be able to read the diagnostic trouble code, get the “freeze-frame” sensor readings, telling you the status of various engine parameters at the time, and reset the light. By detecting malfunctions early and taking the guesswork out of diagnosing problems, CarChip can help do-it-yourselfers or even professional mechanics keep their cars running at peak performance.
There are a few vehicles in which CarChip does not function properly, and there are others in which CarChip may interfere with the normal operation of the vehicle. Please review the list of known CarChip Vehicle Conflicts and Exclusions before purchasing or using CarChip.
(Please note prices are subject to change and the listed price is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of posting)