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There are few things that strike fear into the hearts of drivers like a "check engine" light making an appearance on your dashboard -- and with good reason, given that within the trade it's called the "money light".
While most people will take their car to a mechanic, those who are into DIY might want to have a go at a repair. Or at the very least, find out what caused the check engine light to illuminate.
Featuring a 4.3-inch display, and a durable drop-tested rubber build that's designed for one-handed use, the SDS43 works on vehicles from 1996 to the present, including battery electric vehicles, hybrid electric vehicles, and plug-in hybrids, which means you need one scanner for all the vehicles you're likely to encounter.
Using this scanner, you can read and clear OBD2 (on-board diagnostics), and OEM fault codes (the mechanism that sets the warning lights, although just clearing the code is unlikely to solve the problem).
The scanner also gives you access to advanced diagnostics, with pre- and post-diagnostic reporting to make sure the issue at hand is actually fixed.
The SDS43 also features an advanced array of workshop tools that can carry out routine functions, such as battery reset, EPB (electronic parking brake) reset, oil maintenance reset, TPMS (tire pressure monitoring system) relearn, ABS (anti-lock braking system) bleeding, transmission reset, and more.
To help get to the root casue of the problem, the SDS43 has a detailed database of issues that can trigger a check engine light, which can be accessed through the companion app, powered by RepairSolutionsPRO. The app gives users access to a comprehensive automotive repair database with verified fixes, repair tips, parts and tools, schedule maintenance, and much more.