Gadget Inspector

Finding fault


Nowadays, there’s very few oily bits that the DIY motorist can get stuck into.

A problem on the car invariably means a trip to the local dealer to be put onto the diagnostic machine, and a hefty bill to boot.

But, if you’ve got an android smartphone or tablet, there’s now a solution thanks to experts at ESP Automotive. They’ve designed a Bluetooth compatible link that reads fault codes on all cars, vans and light commercial vehicles from 2000 onwards.

It can scan both SW CAN and MS Can networks, as well as the more common OBD2 protocols. It plugs into the car’s diagnostic port underneath the dashboard and allows owners to read and clear engine lights, diagnose fault codes and come up with remedies for problems identified by the device, which is only around two inches in length.

And not only that, it can also be used to check your car’s power, torque and fuel consumption figures, all presented in graph form on your smartphone or tablet.

It comes complete with free diagnostics software and is compatible with all Android smartphones and tablets, plus PCs.

It’s available to buy at £149.99, including free delivery to any UK mainland address.

More information is available online at or by calling 01509 266400.

Product: OBDLink MX Bluetooth
Telephone: 01509 266400
Price: £149.99

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