Everything You Need To Know About OBD-II
Calm down, don't be alarmed by the acronym OBD-II.
We can begin this story by saying that driving a car is no longer a simple "driving" and has become practically an art.
Like all art, it is permeated by various technical aspects, whose analysis brings an increasingly better performance.
Pressure engine oil pressure in the fuel line and voltage of the electrical system are just a few examples of the types of data that your car has to offer.
When interpreted correctly, they can bring more safety, economy and better use of equipment.
You might be thinking, "But my car only has a speedometer, a rev counter and an engine temperature gauge .
Yes, the vast majority of vehicles leave the factory with only these data indicators.
However, since 1996 in the US and Europe, and since 2010 in Brazil, it is mandatory that all vehicles have a self-diagnosis system called OBD as standard.
OBD-II accuracy and economy
OBD stands for On Board Diagnostics , which means “on board diagnostics”.
It is a system that, connected to the car's electronic central, allows the reading and transmission of various types of mechanical data.
And this is done through a standardized interface. OBD-II was adopted by Brazilian legislation as of 2010 and is the evolution of this system.
The standard arose from the need to reduce car diagnostic costs in workshops, its track record is directly linked to the need for pollutant emission control and began with the simplest electronic injection systems .
The system was improving over time and acquired an economic bias.
Electronic diagnostics make repairs faster and reduce the need to take your vehicle to a machine shop