Instantly know what's wrong with your car using your phone.

one month ago


Micro Mechanic

You would think with all of the technology in cars today, they could just put a screen on the dashboard that tells you what's wrong when the check engine light comes on.

But since they don't, Micro Mechanic lets your phone do that for you. Every car built since 1996 has a little plug under the steering wheel, called the OBD port. OBD stands for "on-board diagnostic" and it's the port that automotive shops use to connect to a computer that tells them what's wrong with the car.

Micro Mechanic is a small device that plugs into that port, and streams the same data to your phone via Bluetooth, so you can quickly diagnose your car yourself. If the check engine light comes on, Micro Mechanic shows you what's wrong, how severe the problem is, and how much it's going to cost to fix in a simple, easy to understand format. Plus, you can use it to CLEAR your check engine light too - which may come in handy if you're about to trade in your car. Not that we're suggesting such things.