Buying a Used Car?

 

Don't Get Fooled...

 

Deciding to buy a used car opens many unknown variables. A vehicle not only needs to be reliable, but it must perform will too. Test driving a used vehicle is obviously not the best test and will not answer all unknown questions.

You can easily tell the condition of the vehicle's inside and outside, but do you know what potential hidden issues are under the hood? By simply plugging in a OBDII Auto Scanner, you can easily find out the health and any potential

troubles.  This simple tool provides valuable knowledge and helps protect you and keeps dealers honest.

 

This OBDII Auto Scanner can verify the following:

 

VIN Information - match the vehicle's computer to the VIN plate and make sure that the vehicle is not stolen

 

Pending Codes - even though the check engine light is not on, there could be pending codes. See what they are before you buy.

 

I/M Ready Status - check to see if the car salesman erased the codes before you arrived. If so, then I/M status will state not ready.

 

Don't buy a lemon!

Check Engine Light

 

You're driving along, in your car or truck, and suddenly the check engine light turns on.

 

Immediately thoughts are:

 

How much is this going to cost?

How long is this going to take?

Is this a major problem that needs to be dealt with now or something minor?

Can I fix it myself?

 

GOOD NEWS! All you need is a Big Banana Auto Scanner. Our auto scanners are portable, easy to use, defines the issue, resets, clears and "TURNS OFF"the check engine light and much more. Take control of your car repairs

and save time and money.

 

Please keep in mind that an illuminated check engine light is your vehicles way of telling you that something is wrong with the engine or emissions. This simple effective tool will help diagnose issues and turn off the check engine light

 

 

Bye, Bye Check Engine Light!

Repairing Issues Like a Pro

 

Owning an Auto Scan allows you to diagnose problems without going to a mechanic. Less trips to the mechanic means more money in your pocket.

 

When the check engine light come on, simply plug the scan tool into the standard OBDII connector which is located under the driver's side dashboard. Slightly turn the engine key on and let the tool do its magic. Once the tool has

scanned the vehicles' trouble codes, there are several options. You can view the on-screen trouble code(s) and definitions, view live data, freeze frame data or even graphing. Most trouble codes are easy to fix and actually require

very little labor.

 

Do It Yourself!

Having Trouble Passing Emissions?

 

Many states now require On Board Diagnostic checks for emission compliance.

 

To pass the OBDII emission:

 

MIL or Check Engine Light Must be Off

Have a Functional Diagnostic Connector (DLC)

Must successfully complete the System Monitors test

 

 

The System Monitor test will run a number of self checks to monitor the well-being of the engine management system:

 

Catalyst Monitor

Misfire

Evaporative System

EGR System

Comprehensive Component

O2 sensor

O2 Sensor Heater

A/C System Refrigerant

 

If you have an OBD II auto scanner, with I/M status, then you can access this data and know when your vehicle is ready for inspection. No more wasted time and energy, driving around town, hoping that

your vehicle has completed the monitor check.

 

 

Pass Emission Tests the First Time!

 

About Us!

 

Big Banana LLC is a US based company. Our Sales, Engineering, Customer Service and Warehousing are based out of Georgia and Texas. Hardware and Assembly are based out of Asia.

 

Our Engineers work closely with the manufacturer, and both entities focus on innovative technology and quality. We strongly believe in 100% Customer Satisfaction.

 

Our OBDII Diagnostic Auto Scanners help customers diagnose issues quickly and gets them back on the road safely. Our products are designed with simplicity in mind.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Us!

 

Big Banana LLC

402 W. Palm Valley Blvd

Suite A, PMB 245

Round Rock, TX 78664

USA

 

Email: customerservice@bigbananatools.com

 

 

FAQ’s

 

What is OBD?

OBD I was the first generation of On Board Diagnostic. This was developed by the California Resource Board in 1988 to better monitor the emissions coming from your vehicle.   Due to technology and the desire to expand diagnostic capability, the second version of OBD II was developed. The OBD computer monitors the performance of the engine and its emission systems. If a problem is detected, the system will illuminate the Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) and store the important information. The stored information can then be retrieved by an OBD II scanner. Please click here for more information.

 

 

What is EOBD?

EOBD is an abbreviation of European On-Board Diagnostics. This is European’s version of the OBDII system.  All petrol cars sold within Europe since 1 Jan 2001, and diesel cars manufactured from 2003, must have on-board diagnostic systems to monitor engine emissions.

 

 

What is CAN?

Controller Area Network (CAN) is the latest communication protocol that is being used by most of the major vehicle manufacturers since 2006, some as early as 2003. Starting in 2008, this communication protocol will be mandatory from all vehicle manufacturers. CAN protocol runs much faster than earlier OBD II protocols - around fifty times the speed. The speed improvements, coupled with the addition of new diagnostic parameters, will give technicians the ability to see more information faster. If you are looking for an OBD II Code Reader / Scan Tool that that will work on late model vehicles, and future vehicles, then we recommend purchasing an OBD II CAN enabled auto scanner.

 

 

Does My Vehicle have OBDII or EOBD?

All cars, light trucks, SUVs and minivans, built and sold in the United States after January 1, 1996, were required to be OBD II equipped. All petrol cars sold within Europe, since Jan 2001, and diesel cars, manufactured from 2003, must have on-board diagnostic systems to monitor engine emissions.

 

 

Where is the connector located?

The connector must be located within three feet of the driver. Most connectors can be found under the driver's side dashboard, but some are located behind the ashtray.  ᅠ

 

Having trouble finding your vehicle's connector, please visit www.obdclearinghouse.com/oemdb.

 

 

My vehicle's ECU is displaying trouble code P0000. What part should I replace?

The code description is just a guide to help you narrow down the issue and may or may not be a direct indication on what to replace. Any codes above P1000 will be defined differently by each manufacturer and is not part of the generic code system. If you receive one of these codes, then you should contact your local dealer, Internet forum, or vehicle manual for help.

 

 

My Check Engine Light keeps coming back on after being cleared.

The code description is just a guide to help you narrow down the issue and may or may not be a direct indication on what to replace. Any codes above P1000 will be defined differently by each manufacturer and is not part of the generic code system. If you receive one of these codes, then you should contact your local dealer, Internet forum, or vehicle manual for help.

 

 

What is Live Data?

Live Data or PIDs (Parameter Identification Data) reads certain engine sensors in real time. This valuable feature helps you narrow or identify the root cause of an issue.

 

 

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