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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

CarScan Pro from Innova Electronics Corporation

A product was given for review for my honest opinion. No other compensation was given.

Got a car guy on your gift list this year? Then let me recommend a must have tool for the garage - the CarScan Pro from Innova Electronics Corporation, a leading supplier of test equipment and diagnostic reporting for the automotive aftermarket.

Innova recently announced the availability of its RepairSolutions2 app and new line of Wi-Fi- and Bluetooth®-enabled on-board diagnostic tools, offering the most complete solution to help users of all automotive repair skill levels diagnose and repair check engine light-related problems.

More than a stand-alone tool or app, the comprehensive solution provides access to RepairSolutions’ patented, cloud-based platform with a proprietary knowledge database. With RepairSolutions2, users get vehicle-specific inspection reports to find the problem and fix the problem efficiently with fixes, guided diagnostics and troubleshooting information that have been compiled, verified and confirmed for accuracy over the last 20 years by Innova’s nationwide team of ASE Certified Technicians. A new in-app feature called LifeTime Link makes it easy to accurately identify the parts needed for the job and connects customers with their preferred auto parts distributors to automate the parts purchasing process.

The latest generation of Wi-Fi- and Bluetooth®-enabled Innova OBD tools and dongles pair with the RepairSolutions2 app to generate detailed vehicle diagnostic reports on demand or to view when convenient via a mobile device. After initial setup, the Wi-Fi-enabled tool automatically and seamlessly pairs with the app to push reports to the tablet or cellphone so the user can keep working on the vehicle and view the data later. Icons show verified fixes with how-to-repair videos, which are tied to the needed repairs. It also offers the option to purchase parts from your preferred online retailer directly through the app.

Other advanced features include the ability to see oil life, brake pad life, battery voltage and tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) status, live data and fixes for body and chassis codes when the feature is supported by the vehicle and tool. There can be up to 100 modules on newer vehicles to monitor the status of everything from power door locks and remote keyless entry systems to a rear window defroster, which is why Innova’s new tool line also includes full Network Scan results for select tools and supported vehicles.

RepairSolutions2 features a way to keep track of a vehicle’s scheduled maintenance and the option to purchase maintenance-related parts directly through the app. It also offers factory and NHTSA recalls and access to all factory technical service bulletins to alert users about potential issues with their car or truck, as well as predicted repairs on probability of potential problems to watch for with their vehicle that stems from Innova’s vast database of in-use vehicle data. The service maintenance and predictive diagnostics features are designed to help vehicle owners avoid surprise repairs and breakdowns, while improving reliability and efficiency.

My husband is going to love his CarScan Pro #5610 for Christmas! The most feature rich scan tool in the range, the CarScan Pro empowers the enthusiast level DIYer with professional level functionality.

It pairs instantly with RepairSolutions2 to deliver the most comprehensive solution from diagnosis to fix. It also includes the ability to use dealership level re-learn procedures to complete repairs or maintenance and you can view live data for advanced systems like ABS, SRS, transmission and engine.

You can even send commands to your vehicle to test functionalities like fuel pump on/off or retract electronic parking brake.

This is a must-have tool for all car and garage enthusiasts! I can't wait to watch my husband open this present this Christmas!

Buy It:

The RepairSolutions2 app is a free subscription available to download from the iTunes App Store and the Google Play Store. Each Innova diagnostic tool and RepairSolutions2 bundle includes free access to all of the app features for a minimum of five VINs, with varying coverage by selected tool package. 

The CarScan Pro available for $329.99 from the Innova website

Disclosure: A product was given for review for my honest opinion. No other compensation was given.