Engine light scanner for quick diagnosis
Micro Mechanic is a tool that you’ll have to purchase. Luckily, however, the software that comes with it offers a free and simple way to scan your vehicle and detect issues.
The Micro Mechanic app works in cooperation with a diagnostic tool to help you find issues with your engine.
You can use the Micro Mechanic app on your phone, or with PC through an emulator, with the OBDII Scan Tool called Micro Mechanic.
This app is an engine light checker system that operates with vehicles made in 1996 and later. When it comes to using the device, all you need to do is plug it into your car's port and scan using your gadget and Bluetooth.
You get the results in the app, in an easy-to-understand format. The scanning and diagnosis are quick, and Micro Mechanic tells you why your Check Engine Light is on - plus, it adds code and description of the problem.
Moreover, it provides you with repair cost estimates based on the issue found. The figures you get are averages but it is nonetheless helpful.
Finally, it lets you know whether it's safe to drive based on the issue and urgency for a mechanic check-up.
Where can you run this program?
You can emulate Micro Mechanic on Windows OS 7, 8, and 10 from your Android versions 5.0 and later.
Is there a better alternative?
Yes. It depends on your vehicle needs, but Simply Auto, OBD Jscan, and Garmin Mechanic are all great diagnostic tools that fare better than Micro Mechanic.
This app offers many core functionalities that anybody with vehicle issues will find handy. It’s straightforward and helpful, so it’s a shame that it often crashes.
Should you download it?
No. Although the idea behind the software is excellent, the execution isn’t and you can do much better with the alternatives.
- Simple to use
- Crashes often
- Limited functions