Vehicles often are like children. They too need a primary caregiver to attend to their daily needs. Lack of attention can cause the vehicle to breakdown just as a child would be susceptible to ailments when it’s not cared for. A routine therefore has to be maintained. Proper maintenance will ensure a smooth and comfortable ride. Daily, forces of nature are against the vehicle apart from the minor failures on our part. Tires will have to replaced, engine will have to oiled frequently, brake system will have to be doctored, and the car battery will have to be replaced. Failures thus could come in many forms and at unsuspecting times. You, as the driver or the vehicle owner need to be aware of the state of your vehicle, and need to be prepared to treat whatever ailment it suffers, or better yet you need to be able to identify the disease in the first place. Thanks to modern technology, such identification has been rendered relatively easier.
What do I do?
‘Car diagnostics’ doesn’t carry the same meaning as it did may be a decade ago. It doesn’t strictly speaking mean identification of a problem by car specialists upon inspection; at least, it is not confined to such a narrow definition.
As of now, the vehicle owner himself is being equipped to handle car diagnostics. How is this facilitated? There are numerous ‘diagnostic apps’ and devices to make you a better driver. You simply have to install such a device in your vehicle or download such an application into your Smartphone. They will assist you. You are able to check speed, behavior, efficiency, exhaust emission etc. The aforementioned are only the basic ones among the plethora of facilities you are entitled to, as a cautious driver. Don’t wait your vehicle mechanic to tell you what is wrong with your vehicle, for he might be too late when he makes an accurate identification. Click on the app store in your Smartphone now. Get your app downloaded. You will feel as if have a driving instructor of your own sitting on the passenger seat, next to you. You will feel safe, and you will drive safely.
What are my options?
The choice of moving forward with technological miracles of the present day is entirely your choice. However, keep in mind that it will more often than not save your life and the lives of others. Human are made to err. This must be appreciated. Do you really need to take a risk in this sense? Also, think of the damage that you do the environment inadvertently? Did you know that your vehicle emission is way over the standard level? Did you think to get this rectified? Of course you had no idea: this could have been avoided with a suitable app to check the emission. This is merely one single instance where an app or a device would be advantageous. Did you know that there are advanced devices that identify various problems in your vehicle and estimate the cost of repair? Technology never ceases to amaze, does it? Don’t be lazy to install that app you have been told about; don’t regret the money you spend on one of these devices: safety is paramount.