Viecar 4.0 elM327 on-board diagnostics car scanner
There is one reason this item is on this list, and it’s because of that f@#$ annoying ‘Needs service’ light that pops up on your dashboard two days after an annual service. I don’t care if the Viecar car scanner can ensure world peace, that’s a secondarly function as far as I’m concerned, if it can get rid of that bloody light on the dash.
But that isn’t its only function. Believe it or not, this Bluetooth scanner is a multifunctional product that can transfer data rapidly from your car to your IOS or Android device, analyse it and help you detect any faults on your vehicle. It can even analyse your driving habits and monitor your fuel consumption, saving you money. You plug it in, it sends data to the app on your phone, you read it and analyse it.
There are pros and cons to a device like this. Some people may be tempted to arrive at the mechanic and tell them what to fix, like the person who has logged on to WebMD and diagnoses themselves ahead of their trip to the doctor. Warning: mechanics will not like that.
I’m not going to list the host of things the Viecar can check, you can find those online, but there are a lot. This is for the person who enjoys tinkering and pushing themselves to find out a little more.
Oh ja, it has a one-year warranty. PRICE: R595 WHERE: www.greenleafhome.co.za WE LIKE: No more bloody ‘needs service’ light. Is it really worth it just for that? Yes. Yes it is WE DISLIKE: May be a bit complicated