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Do you ever wish your car could just tell you what is wrong? It can!

By Product Expert | Posted in Helpful Advice, Technology, Tips and Tricks on Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020 at 2:46 pm
A stock photo of an OSB2 dongle for a vehicle.

What is an OBD2 port used for? 

When it comes to owning an automobile, there are few more empty and terrifying feelings than hearing an out of place sound or noticing a leak under the vehicle. Also, when someone takes their vehicle in for repairs, the fear of how much it will cost to fix can be just short of paralyzing. If you’re the do-it-yourself type, you might be able to diagnose and repair some things at home. So, what is an OBD2 port used for and how does it work? Basically, it’s a tool that all repair shops use to figure out what’s wrong with a vehicle. However, it’s important to point out that modern cars, trucks and SUVs are exponentially more complex than previous versions; and it’s easy to get in over your head. Let’s take a closer look at a few things you might want to know. 

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Should I buy an OBD2 reader? 

As vehicles become more computer than machine, service technicians needed a way to quickly find out what was wrong with a vehicle. The Onboard Diagnostics II (OBD2) system has been included in almost every vehicle produced around the world since the mid-1990s. An OBD2 reader is a small box-type device that plugs into the OBD2 port on a car, truck or SUV. Instead of having the information sent to a large piece of equipment in an automotive repair shop, modern models can be paired to a smartphone or tablet computer via Bluetooth.  

If something is wrong, the read out on the phone or tablet will tell you about all the glitches that are occurring, which informs what steps should be taken next.  

Where is the OBD2 port on my car? 

For obvious reasons, there is no easy way to tell you where the OBD2 port is located on your specific vehicle. However, most are going to be located below the steering wheel about where the driver’s knees would be. It will likely be covered by some kind of door or hatch. If you’re really lost in finding the OBD2 port, consult your vehicle’s owner’s manual. 

If you find that you can’t fix your vehicle on your own, please make an appointment with the Meridian Honda Service Department today. 

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Honda has become the most-trusted brand in America. Meridian Honda seeks to follow this example and become the most-trusted dealership in the Meridian area. From our sales team, to our service department and body shop, we want our customers from the past, present and future to be confident knowing they will receive the highest level of care and respect when they visit Meridian Honda.

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