Viecar 4.0 elM327 on-board di­ag­nos­tics car scan­ner

Leisure Wheels (South Africa) - - GEAR -

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:­ 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

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