CARDOC - PERSONAL VEHICLE TROUBLE DIAGNOSTIC TOOL
CARDOC - MANUAL GUIDE
Supports Universal OBD-II protocol
Free OBD app download
Support all cars with 16-pin OBD port
Temperatures, oil levels and other data in real time
Diagnosing car problems requires the use of a vehicle tracking system. We usually take the car in a workshop and it has a relatively high cost for a service that includes only labor and takes few minutes.
What few people know is that they can track their car using an ordinary smartphone!
You need Wi-Fi which is already standard on almost all smartphones and there are several applications available to do the vehicle tracking
With CarDoc, you can analyze the behavior of various vehicle sensors without having to pay for a professional scanner that is expensive.
Both the scanners and the applications that use the OBD2 port are requesting information from the car's central station (as they say). Not all vehicles are compatible with all mobile apps, but this needs to be checked on each one's website. Cars manufactured after the year 2000 onwards already have a good standardization of these communication protocols and there are already several programs that allow communication with them.
Each vehicle has the OBD2 (On Board Diagnostic System) port in a different location. It is a connector like this shown in the figure. Some cars have the tracking connector in the engine compartment, others have the door underneath the gloves or even inside
REAL TIME CHART
- calculated engine load
- reading of the oxygen sensor (probe lambda)
- motor rotation
- average and instant fuel consumption
- view and clear error codes and turn off the injection light
- DTC memory
- coolant temperature
- status of the fuel injection system
- absolute allowable air pressure
- allowed air temperature
- ignition times
The list has only the simplest and most common parameters. Depending on the vehicle the list is much larger than it is and the data read are much more detailed, including even information such as serial number of car components, actual mileage and the like. In addition to seeing all this information, some apps allow you to view the information in real time or save it for graphing and for later analysis.
It pays to use these apps to find out what goes on in your car.
Those who like cars and technology are really thrilled to realize that the car is something much more complex and dynamic than you think.
Seeing these real-time graphs helps you realize how evolved technology is embedded in today's vehicles and it's even easier to realize how much our lives are dependent on the correct functioning of the software that runs on our cars. There are even some videos that show the consequence of a failure in the electric steering system of an i30 vehicle that was being tested by the specialized press.
Cars these days are computerized systems and this is not going to change. This is good because you can set it up, better understand how it works and see everything it is doing while you are driving.
Communicate with your car! What do you need?
1 app for communication
Follow the steps below to make your CarDoc work properly:
• install OBD Car Doctor on your mobile phone
WILL FIXD WORK WITH MY CAR?
FIXD works with all gas-powered cars built after 2000.
FIXD also works with all gas-powered trucks that were purchased in the US, and have a GVWR (gross vehicle weight) under 14,500 lbs.
FIXD does NOT work with diesel powered vehicles or electric powered vehicles at this time.
WHERE IS THIS PORT IN MY CAR?
In the vast majority of cars, it is on the driver side under the dashboard, just above the pedals. If you have difficulty finding the port in your car, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
CAN I LEAVE FIXD IN MY CAR ALL THE TIME?
No, your smartphone will allow you to pair and communicate with multiple Wi-Fi receivers at one time.
DOES FIXD WORK WITH WINDOWS PHONES?
There currently is no plan for Windows Phone, but if you contact us, we will keep you updated.
DOES THE FIXD DEVICE NEED TO BE CHARGED?
No. The FIXD device uses vehicle energy to stay charged and uses at a low-energy mode, so it won’t drain your battery.