Published on August 5th, 2013 | by Best Reviews3
The CarMD Reviewed, Does it Really Work?
One of my personal weaknesses is vehicle maintenance. I just never really learned the best way of keeping track of the overall health and serving of my car. When problems actually do arise, no matter how small, I have to take my car to the mechanics. This can often be quite costly.
Since we first time that we let you know this product was on the way, we noticed that there was tons of people searching out on the internet for Scams or Complaints for CarMD. We definitely spent a good amount of time researching into it. I have discovered the downsides and the upsides to the unit. And believe me, there are some negative points, but my hopes are high for my new vehicle doctor that is on the way
Does CarMD Work? Consumer Reports Complaints
So as we dive into this CarMD review rating, let’s look at a handicap of the product. You really need to know, Does it Work? The the car diagnostic vehicle health system device is not going to be able to clear the check engine lights for you. What this means is that if you were hoping to repair your car and use this, you will need to find another way to clear the codes. It is just not setup to remove them off of your cars computer. For everyone else, you don’t want to clear the codes anyways! If you did the mechanic would have no idea what is wrong with it when you take it in. If you are just looking for an easy to use product, that gives a good report and helps you figure out the costs of repairs needed, the CarMD may be for you.
We will walk you through as we hook up the device up to my 2007 Subaru Legacy, which really had no known issues at the time. Maybe it could tell me something about my exhaust system; we did buy it used after all. Once plugged in I simply turned on the car and it quickly begins to access the on board computer system of my vehicle. After about 10 seconds there was the four beep pulse to confirm it is completed.
It is now time for the moment of truth, is this going to even tell me anything? In fact, I got a green light from the CarMD telling me that there were no codes or issues found. Well that is too bad for our little review or was it?
Once that the unit was plugged in, it quickly installed itself and pulled up a web browser to the products report portal website. I provided it all my information to get the account going and the last thing it needed was my VIN number. Ahh the one thing I forgot to grab! Take a look at the video unboxing below to see how it all went down.
Car MD Diagnostic Code Warns of Serious Issue!
One thing you may have noticed in the video was that I had a recall notice. In fact a pretty important one it would appear. Here is what could happen to me.
“Consequence: VIBRATION WOULD OCCUR WHILE DRIVING AND, OVER TIME, COULD EVENTUALLY RESULT IN CRACKING THE PIPE WHICH WOULD ALLOW OIL TO LEAK. IF LEAKING OIL CONTACTS COMPONENTS OPERATING AT HIGH TEMPERATURES, AN ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRE COULD OCCUR.”
Not exactly something I am looking forward to experiencing. Score one for the CarMD team. This really shows you what you could be missing. My car is fairly young, but has had some mileage put on it. I was not expecting a whole lot. This really shows how much use someone might get out of a this product.
So in conclusion of our CarMD assessment, you need to decide for yourself if this is the right product for you. Are you a person who will need to clear the codes off your car after you do some work to it? I think many of you may fall in to the category like me. You just want to know to expect to pay for the repairs, what is going wrong with it and general maintenance and recall information. All of this in one easy to find place presented in a user friendly way. I know I would not want to risk accidentally clearing the codes off!