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Innova Code Readers
Updated December 6, 2022
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INNOVA 6030P OBD2 Scanner ABS Code Reader-Check Engine Light-Diagnostic Scan Tool Live Data with Battery & Alternator Test-Code Severity Levels-Full OBDII Modes
WarrantyManufacturer Warranty For One Year From The Date Of Purchase.
CEL & ABS FIX FOR FAMILY---Compared to other complicated scanners on the market, Innova 6030P obd2 scanner is designed for all US family at an affordable price to assist with the most common automotive warning lights issues, namely check engine light(CEL) and ABS(brake) light faults.
GET RID OF ANNOYANCE---During this difficult time, it can be annoyed when you found the warning lights on. With Code Severity Levels function of 6030P ABS scanner, you can quickly identify if your vehicle needs an immediate fix or if it can wait until you get home to fix it yourself.
DO IT YOURSELF---Not only can you read codes to diagnose your car problem directly, you can also see key information about your vehicle in real time (RPM, Oil Temp, etc.) to aid in diagnosis. And we are glad to tell that Innova 6030P has been selected to "Amazon Editorial Recommendations" as "Best OBDII Scanners" and "Amazon's Choice Code Reader". :)
BATTERY TEST TO SAVE TIME---Innova 6030P enhanced scan tool provides battery & alternator tests to check the performance of a vehicle's charging system. It does so by checking if the batteries and alternators are in line with voltage specs recommended for the vehicle. When troubleshooting a no start/hard start condition, carrying out this test really helps in knowing where to look, hence saving time.
Color
black
9.9
JunkieScore
2
INNOVA 5110 OBD2 Scanner, Easy-to-Use ABS Code Reader with Smog Check & Check Engine Light Reset, Get Mechanic Recommended Repairs & Parts on iPhone or Android
MAINTAIN PEAK PERFORMANCE AND SAFETY ON THE ROAD - The 5110 Code Scanner helps you easily find the problem and fix the problem. Use the mobile application RepairSolutions2 on Apple App Store or Google Play for real-time solutions and fixes to your automotive issues. With this app, get verified fixes, find and purchase the exact part required for repair, view maintenance schedules, buy parts, receive technical bulletins, dealer, and safety recalls, and access to Innova’s best-in-class database.
PREMIUM OBD2 CODE READER WITH ENHANCED COVERAGE AND FUNCTIONALITY - This car diagnostic tool empowers home mechanics, automotive enthusiasts, and service & repair technicians with professional-level functionality. It is a vehicle code reader that reads and clears OBD engine codes and it also displays the code severity to let you know if your car needs an immediate fix.
EASY SELF-DIAGNOSIS OF EMISSION STATUS AND OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION - Know your smog check results before your state does. This car check engine light reader determines whether you’ll pass a state vehicle smog test. This engine reader includes functions for ABS (Brake) to make sure you’re always driving safely.
EASY TO USE WITH ITS PATENTED ALL-IN-ONE DISPLAY - With the Innova 5110 check engine light code reader with reset, you can see over 20 pieces of information on a single screen and can access its functions with dedicated hotkeys. Find the problem faster and spend less time scrolling through menus.
9.8
JunkieScore
3
INNOVA 5210 - OBD2 Diagnostic Code Scanner - Read/Erase ABS Codes, View Live Data, Battery/Charging System Test
MAINTAIN PEAK PERFORMANCE AND SAFETY ON THE ROAD - The 5210 OBD2 Scanner helps you easily find the problem and fix the problem. Use the mobile application RepairSolutions2 on Apple App Store or Google Play for real-time solutions and fixes to your automotive issues. With this app, get verified fixes, find and purchase the exact part required for repair, view maintenance schedules, buy parts, receive technical bulletins, dealer and safety recalls, and access to Innova’s best-in-class database.
PREMIUM OBD2 CODE READER WITH ENHANCED COVERAGE AND FUNCTIONALITY - This car diagnostic tool empowers home mechanics, automotive enthusiasts, and service & repair technicians with professional-level functionality. It is a vehicle code reader that reads and clears OBD engine codes and displays all vehicle information from when a trouble code was triggered. This Innova scan tool supports English, Spanish, and French.
LIVE DATA FOR MORE ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS - With the Innova 5210 obd scanner live data you can see your vehicle’s essential information like RPM, speed, and oil temperature in real-time to help identify and correct problems. You can also check and test your battery and alternator, so you know whether you need to bring your car to a technician or not.
EASY SELF-DIAGNOSIS OF EMISSION STATUS AND OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION - Know your smog check results before your state does. This car check engine light reader determines whether you’ll pass a state vehicle smog test. This OBD2 scan tool can also provide trip cycle procedures for completing your smog check. This engine reader includes functions for ABS (Brake) to make sure you’re always driving safely.
9.5
JunkieScore
28% OFF
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INNOVA 3020RS Fast & Easy-to-Use Check Engine Code Reader, OBD2 & ABS Scanner with Fix & Part Recommendations, Maintenance Schedules, & Free TSBs on iPhone & Android
Warranty1 Year Manufacturer
MAINTAIN PEAK PERFORMANCE AND SAFETY ON THE ROAD - The 3020RS Code Scanner helps you easily find the problem and fix the problem. Use the free mobile application RepairSolutions2 on Apple App Store or GooglePlay for real-time solutions & fixes to your automotive issues. With this app, get verified fixes, find & purchase the exact part required for repair, view maintenance schedules, buy parts, receive technical bulletins, dealer and safety recalls, and access to Innova’s best-in-class database.
PREMIUM OBD2 CODE READER WITH ENHANCED COVERAGE AND FUNCTIONALITY - This car diagnostic tool empowers home mechanics, automotive enthusiasts, and service & repair technicians with professional-level functionality. It is a scan reader that reads and clears OBD engine codes and it also displays the code severity to let you know if your car needs an immediate fix.
EASY SELF-DIAGNOSIS OF EMISSION STATUS AND OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION - Know your smog check results before your state does. This scanner tool determines whether you’ll pass a state vehicle smog test. This car code reader includes functions for ABS (Brake) to make sure you’re always driving safely.
EASY TO USE WITH ITS PATENTED ALL-IN-ONE DISPLAY - With the Innova 3020RS OBD2 scanner you can see over 20 pieces of information on a single screen and can access its functions with dedicated hotkeys. Find the problem faster and spend less time scrolling through menus.
9.3
JunkieScore
5
INNOVA 6100P OBD2 Scanner ABS SRS Transmission, Car Code Reader Diagnostic Scan Tool with Oil Reset /Battery & Alternator Test /Full OBD II /Live Data /Repair Solutions 2 APP
Warranty12-month
【Check Engine Light】The obd2 scanner 6100P shows fault codes with DTC Severity and quickly reveals the cause of "Check Engine" light warnings(MIL). One-press hot key to turn off check engine light after vehicle maintenance. Live data displays plenty of vehicle data present, such as engine coolant temperature, fuel injector pulse width(fuel trim), RPM, spark timing, etc.
【ABS & SRS & Transmission 】In addition to emission-related OBD II codes,The abs srs obd2 scanner works well on reading/erasing ABS & SRS and Transmission codes for popular US Car Makes such as Ford, Chevy, Dodge, GM, etc. when the Traction light is constantly on. The ability to really detect where the problem is concerning brakes and airbags enables you to make sure all safety measures in place before putting yourself in harm's way.
【Oil Light Reset+Oil Level/Oil Life】The Oil Reset feature provides step-by-step reset procedures after an oil change for most 1996 and newer OBD2 vehicles. The free stepwise guide which 6100P scan tool provides as regards oil change reset and drive cycle procedures may be a major relieve for beginners. This abs code reader can also monitor your oil level and its service life.
【Battery Test & Alternator Test】The Innova code reader can be used to check the performance of the battery or alternator for your hybrid, car, SUV, minivan, or light truck diesel as well. During rough winters and scorching summers, this diagnostic tool will be invaluable when trying to root out start-up issues.
Color
6100P ABS SRS Scanner
9.1
JunkieScore
6
Innova 6200P All Systems OBD2 Scanner ABS SRS Transmission Code Reader with Battery Registration Oil Light Reset, Car Diagnostic Scan Tool with Battery Alternator Test /Smog Test/Live Data
【All Systems Diagnosis】The ALL Module Network Scan Function is a scan done by the tool that includes all supported systems within the vehicle.this systems can pertrain to main system of Engine, ABS (Brake), SRS( Airbag), Transmission, door Module,Audio control,Air Conditioning control,PCM(Powertrain Control) and more.
【Battery Registration+Oil Light Reset】This innova 6200P OBD2 scan tool can evaluate the battery charge state, monitor the closed-circuit current, register the battery replacement, etc, the 6200P code reader can also reset your oil maintenance light and view important maintenance information necessary for servicing your vehicle .
【Battery & Charging System Test】 The innova 6200P code reader can check to see whether your battery and alternator are in good condition or need replacing, this innova 6200P diagnostic tool is designed to work on all OBD2 compliant vehicles, all 1996 and newer vehicles (cars, light trucks and SUVs) sold in the United States are OBD2 compliant.
【Code Severity Levels】With Code Severity Levels function of This Innova Scan Tool, you can quickly identify if your vehicle needs an immediate fix or if it can wait until you get home to fix it yourself,You don't need to worry about the warning lights on again.
Color
6200P All System Scanner
8.9
JunkieScore
7
INNOVA 5310 - OBD2 Code Scanner - Read/Erase ABS/SRS Codes, Reset Oil Light, Live Data, Battery/Alternator Test
MAINTAIN PEAK PERFORMANCE AND SAFETY ON THE ROAD - The 5310 OBD2 Scanner helps you easily find the problem and fix the problem. Use the mobile application RepairSolutions2 on Apple App Store or Google Play for real-time solutions and fixes to your automotive issues. With this app, get verified fixes, find and purchase the exact part required for repair, view maintenance schedules, buy parts, receive technical bulletins, dealer and safety recalls, and access to Innova’s best-in-class database.
PREMIUM OBD2 CODE READER WITH ENHANCED COVERAGE AND FUNCTIONALITY - This car diagnostic tool empowers home mechanics, automotive enthusiasts, and service & repair technicians with professional-level functionality. It is a vehicle code reader that reads and clears OBD engine codes and displays all vehicle information from when a trouble code was triggered. This Innova scan tool supports English, Spanish, and French.
LIVE DATA FOR MORE ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS - With the Innova 5310 OBD2 scanner you can see your vehicle’s essential information like RPM, speed, and oil temperature in real-time to help identify and correct problems. You can also check and test your battery and alternator, so you know whether you need to bring your car to a technician or not.
EASY SELF-DIAGNOSIS OF EMISSION STATUS AND OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION - Know your smog check results before your state does. This car check engine light reader determines whether you’ll pass a state vehicle smog test. This OBD2 scan tool can also read and show your oil life display & level that helps you monitor your auto’s lubricant status easily. This engine reader includes functions for ABS (Brake), SRS (Airbag and Seatbelt) to make sure you’re always driving safely.
8.8
JunkieScore
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INNOVA 5610, OBD2 Bidirectional Scan Tool with Free Lifetime Updates, Easy-to-Use OE-Level All ECU Scan, Special Functions, Active Tests, Service Resets, Get Free TSBs on iPhone & Android
MAINTAIN PEAK PERFORMANCE AND SAFETY ON THE ROAD - Innova’s 5610 bidirectional scan tool helps you easily find the problem and fix the problem. The included car code scanner app, RepairSolutions2 gives you real-time solutions to troubleshoot and fix your automotive issues. Get verified fixes from this automotive scanner, find and purchase the exact part required for repair, view maintenance schedules, receive technical bulletins, recalls, and access to Innova’s best-in-class database.
OBD2 CODE READER TO SCAN AND CLEAR CHECK ENGINE LIGHT WITH ENGINE READER DIAGNOSTICS - This steering angle reset tool empowers the home mechanic with professional-level functionality. It is a vehicle code reader that clears OBD engine codes, checks brake pad life, oil system life, tire pressure, and transmission temperature. It also works as a hybrid battery tester for battery initialization and reads cell voltage. This Innova scan tool supports English, Spanish, and French.
SEND COMMANDS WITH BIDIRECTIONAL CONTROLS - This bidirectional scanner sends commands to your vehicle to actively test actuators and functionality like fuel pumps, injectors, electronic parking brakes. Unlike other bidirectional obd2 scanners, you can view live stream data of engine codes like ABS, SRS, and engine and store it to graph, record, and/or playback the scanned parameters. Note: Bidirectional Controls are not universally compatible with all vehicles.
EASY SELF-DIAGNOSIS OF EMISSION STATUS AND OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION - Know your smog check results before your state does. This car check engine light reader determines whether you’ll pass the vehicle smog test. This engine reader includes functions for ABS (Brake), SRS (Airbag and Seatbelt) to make sure you’re always driving safely.
8.5
JunkieScore
10
INNOVA 3170RS OBD1 & OBD2 Scanner, ABS Bleeder Scan Tool, All System Scanner, Caliper Service, Brake Pad Life, Read/Erase ABS/SRS Codes, Reset Oil Light, Live Data, Lifetime Free Updates
MAINTAIN PEAK PERFORMANCE AND SAFETY ON THE ROAD - Innova’s 3170RS OBD2 Scanner helps you easily find the problem and fix the problem. The included car code scanner app, RepairSolutions2 gives you real-time solutions to troubleshoot and fix your automotive issues. Get verified fixes from this automotive scanner, find and purchase the exact part required for repair, view maintenance schedules, receive technical bulletins, recalls, and access to Innova’s best-in-class database.
OBD2 CODE READER TO SCAN AND CLEAR CHECK ENGINE LIGHT WITH ENGINE READER DIAGNOSTICS - This abs bleeder scan tool empowers the home mechanic with professional-level functionality. It is a vehicle code reader that reads and clears OBD engine codes, checks brake pad life, oil system life, tire pressure, and transmission temperature. It also works as a hybrid battery tester for battery initialization and reads cell voltage. This Innova scan tool supports English, Spanish, and French.
GRAPH, RECORD, AND PLAYBACK DATA FOR ANALYSIS - With the Innova 3170RS OBD2 reader you can store the data to graph, record, and/or playback your vehicle’s parameters from your scan. You can also check and test your battery and alternator, so you know whether you need to bring your car to a technician or not.
EASY SELF-DIAGNOSIS OF EMISSION STATUS AND OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION - Know your smog check results before your state does. This car check engine light reader determines whether you’ll pass the vehicle smog test. This OBD2 scan tool also tests battery initialization and voltage reading on hybrid battery cells.
Weight
1 lbs
8.4
JunkieScore
Our #1 Pick in Innova Code Readers

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INNOVA 6030P OBD2 Scanner ABS Code Reader-Check Engine Light-Diagnostic Scan Tool Live Data with Battery & Alternator Test-Code Severity Levels-Full OBDII Modes
WarrantyManufacturer Warranty For One Year From The Date Of Purchase.
CEL & ABS FIX FOR FAMILY---Compared to other complicated scanners on the market, Innova 6030P obd2 scanner is designed for all US family at an affordable price to assist with the most common automotive warning lights issues, namely check engine light(CEL) and ABS(brake) light faults.
GET RID OF ANNOYANCE---During this difficult time, it can be annoyed when you found the warning lights on. With Code Severity Levels function of 6030P ABS scanner, you can quickly identify if your vehicle needs an immediate fix or if it can wait until you get home to fix it yourself.
DO IT YOURSELF---Not only can you read codes to diagnose your car problem directly, you can also see key information about your vehicle in real time (RPM, Oil Temp, etc.) to aid in diagnosis. And we are glad to tell that Innova 6030P has been selected to "Amazon Editorial Recommendations" as "Best OBDII Scanners" and "Amazon's Choice Code Reader". :)
BATTERY TEST TO SAVE TIME---Innova 6030P enhanced scan tool provides battery & alternator tests to check the performance of a vehicle's charging system. It does so by checking if the batteries and alternators are in line with voltage specs recommended for the vehicle. When troubleshooting a no start/hard start condition, carrying out this test really helps in knowing where to look, hence saving time.
Color
black
9.9
JunkieScore

Simple OBD2 Scanner Buying Guide

Author Ann M
Published on October 19, 2022
by Ann M

This guide will cover Onboard Diagnostic Scanners (OBD2) and why this affordable and invaluable tool should be as ubiquitous as a spare tire for nearly all vehicle owners. Every domestic or imported vehicle manufactured since 1996 is mandated to be equipped with a data port located near the driver’s seat. In the years prior to 1996, domestically sold vehicles weren’t required to feature these data ports. If you own a Ford, GM, Chrysler, or Toyota from the 1980s-1995, there is a scanner that is adaptable to OBD1 technology. More on that later.

Most drivers, when the inevitable check engine or oil change light pops-up, will race towards the nearest mechanic shop or dealer service center and begrudgingly shell-out $249 for a vehicle diagnostic check.

The price of OBD scanners has dropped precipitously in recent years, which means that they are no longer cost-prohibitive. Even if you are a neophyte to car repairs, you can’t afford to not feature one of these devices in your arsenal. It should be noted that major auto parts retailers will OBD scan your vehicle and provide you with codes free of charge, or let you borrow their scanner.

Next, I will outline the benefits of owning an OBD scanner, even if you aren’t mechanically inclined.

Benefits of Owning an OBD2 Scanner

- At a typical cost starting at $30, these devices are affordable, and will pay for themselves if they save you even one trip to the shop.
- Erase error codes and turn off oil change lights in your driveway.
- In-depth diagnostic information of all major systems of your vehicle, including predictive repairs.
- Spot-check the integrity and honesty of your mechanic.
- Avoid costly, unnecessary repairs.
- Diagnose and repair basic issues yourself without the need for expensive technicians.

Like most consumer electronics, selecting the right make and model can be a daunting task. In the next section, I will cover the basic differences between the types of OBD scanners and the features you should focus on.

Types & Features of OBD2 Scanners

Entry-level, or handheld scanners are hardwired, which means that you attach a cable adapter to the data port in your vehicle which transmits a wired signal to the device. The information they provide is basic, like typical error codes. You will be relegated to cross-referencing these codes to Google. Their scope is more narrow than the more expensive OBDs. Most of the entry-level models will not facilitate the removal of error lights, and provide only the most basic of diagnostic information.

Inexpensive OBDs are simply code readers, and more elaborate ones are scan tools. For the typical car owner seeking to audit their mechanic or assess and address a basic issue, a code reader is likely adequate. For more advanced diagnostics and car repairs, a scan tool is probably the answer. All scan tools are code readers, but not all code readers are scan tools.

Also available at the entry price level are dongle-style tools that plug into your data port and transmit all pertinent vehicle data to a number of different apps. They do not have wires, a keyboard, or a screen like handheld units.

At the top of the price range are the wireless OBDs, which transmit their data on-screen or via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi to a customized app. These devices provide the most in-depth diagnostics, parts recommendations, service updates (like recalls), thorough vehicular systems evaluations, and repair instructions. They will also turn your check engine or oil change light off. They can even evaluate the health of your battery, and offer predictive information if a system is bound for maintenance or repair. They have the traditional keyboard and screen, but also work through diagnostic apps.

It’s important to cross-reference your vehicle with the model of scanner you are considering purchasing. Not all devices work with every make and model of cars.

If you are simply wanting to diagnose your check engine light, the less-expensive code readers will suffice. If you plan on tackling a portion of your ongoing maintenance and repairs and are fairly mechanically-adept, spring for one of the more elaborate scanning models.

The differences in scanners can be subtle, so scour the reviews to make an informed buying decision. In the next section, I’ll provide you with a few of the top-rated devices, their prices, and key features.

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