Last time my car broke down I took it to the mechanic to get diagnosed. I drove in, and told the mechanic what happened, and the sound the vehicle had made right before it stopped working. He plugged the vehicle in to his computer, and within minutes, he was able to tell me what was wrong. It was a pretty amazing sight to see. I asked him what he used to diagnose my vehicle, and he said it was OBD software that told him exactly what was wrong. He told me that a lot of mechanics use it nowadays, and that I could even purchase it if I wanted to.
Before that day, I would have never thought of such a thing, but now more than ever I’m really interested in learning about how these things work. I’ve been able to perform minor repairs on my vehicle, but I haven’t been very good about diagnosing problems. With this tool, it would make figuring out what’s wrong a lot easier. Troubleshooting would no longer be the result of my best guess. Instead, I would know exactly what’s wrong just by looking at my computer.
I’m going to place an order for the software later this week. My mechanic told me exactly what to look for and which website to order from when I’m ready. I’m really glad that he’s trustworthy and looks out for me. By sharing this information with me, my mechanic is empowering me to fix my own vehicle, and learn some really great tricks when it comes to diagnosing problems. I will make sure that if there’s ever a job I can’t take on myself, I will come straight back to him. I’ll make sure that I refer all of my friends to him as well. He’s really a nice guy, and he’s great at fixing cars as well.