Why buy Innova 3040c?
This handy car diagnosis tool has been introduced less than a year ago to the market. It can not only read the error codes, like ABS and engine light codes, but also erase them.
It relays 20 types of readings and other information including oxygen, temperature and RPM readings on its 2.8 inch colour screen. Some other diagnostic tools provided with it also help in diagnosing problem in alternator, battery, malfunctioning of fuel trim and temperature of engine coolant etc. It can be updated automatically through your Apple computer or Pc via USB. This is an awesome tool for you if you maintain your car yourself. It can store the readings of three cars at a time. If you want to register some other vehicle on it then you need not delete previous information as it will automatically overwrite it.
Though the price tag of this auto diagnostic tool is just $82.98 but still you should buy it carefully. It is not compatible with the vehicles of certain companies including Volkswagen and Innova as well as some of the vehicles used in Canada or US.
On this basis INNOVA 3040c Diagnostic Scan Tool/Code Reader offers you:
- Basic and professional data to scan your vehicle.
- Allows you to view freeze-frame and live data to pinpoint the trouble spot.
- Gives you internet connectivity to do a professional diagnostic analysis.
- The price is relatively low considering the technical features.
In my opinion INNOVA 3040 OBD2 Scan Tool is a professional scanner at the entry level which saves MONEY and TIME. This means that is has a dual feature. First it’s an easy to use scanner best fit for car lovers who want to save money by doing the diagnosis on their cars themselves. Secondly, it provides quick professional data for skilled technicians working in busy workshops where speed is essential. Therefore as a scanner with a price tag of under $100 it surely pays off. In particular, there are NOT many Scan Tools at this price range that will give you Live Data reading and freeze-frame utility.
Customers have rated this new INNOVA product 4.6 out of 5 stars. To sum up all their reviews; over 80% have concluded that it functions as marketed by the producer. For example, they said it works perfectly on models such as; Chevy, 07 Equinox, 99 Chevrolet Silverado, 2011 VW golf TDI , 09 Nissan Murano and2003 Toyota Tundra. However, you must know that there have been reports of incompatibility too. In one case it did not work on Ubuntu.
Obviously reading and summing up the customer reviews gives you an overall scope of the product and its track record in the hands of the buyers. But a personal face to face information gathering on the product is something else.
One last point which you should not be mistaken about is that the upgrade of your scanner is per vehicle and not for the account. So if you have more than one car you should pay around $40 for the update of each of your cars.