Scan Tool Companion Car Diagnostic Training Software
A Quick Reference & Training Guide on How To Use a Scan Tool to Diagnose and Repair Computer Engine Control Systems and Sensors.
If you have a scan tool or scanner software, you need Scantool Companion to maximize your repair knowledge and skills!
Scan Tool Companion is a quick reference guide for ALL scan tool users.
This program provides guidance and help on how to troubleshoot Check Engine Light problems, Trouble Codes, and driveability, emissions,
and performance problems on 1996 and newer OBD2 vehicles with your scan tool.
This software does NOT interface with your vehicle. Rather, you use it with your existing scan tool or scanner software to better understand and use the information your scan tool is showing you. Scan tools read codes and display all kinds of data. But they do not tell you what to do with that information. That's where this product helps. If you have a code or a symptom, Scan Tool Companion can help you figure out what the problem is, what might be causing it and what other diagnostic tests or checks might be needed to nail down the problem.
For example, say your Check Engine light is on and you have a P0171 or P0174 lean code. Now what do you do? The code does not tell you what to check or what to replace. The code only tells you the engine has a lean fuel problem. So you open the Scan Tool Companion program on your PC or laptop, click on the button for the code(s) you found, and Scan Tool Companion gives you a list of POSSIBLE CAUSES, and tells you WHAT TO CHECK and HOW TO CHECK IT. Is that cool or what? This is the kind of information that can help you fix your problem correctly the first time without having to blindly replace a bunch of parts and hope that one of them fixes the fault.
* Diagnose problems by Symptom, By Code or by System.
Scan Tool Companion tells you the most likely causes of symptoms or codes, tells you what to check, and
what PIDS (data parameters) you need to look at with your scan tool to identify the fault. It also offers
expert tips on what parts might need to be replaced and why.
It's like having an expert technician at your fingertips to help with your diagnosis.
This kind of guided diagnostics is only available in the most expensive professional grade scan tools.
* Saves you time, money and the frustration of replacing parts unnecessarily! Fix it right the first time!
* Help Sections enable you to better understand the basics of your vehicle's onboard diagnostic
system (OBD II), including what it does, how it monitors various sensors and systems, and why it sets fault codes.
* Tips on how to pass an OBD II "plug-in" emission test (what's required, what they look at, what to do if your vehicle is rejected or fails).
* Quick reference sections on basic sensor operation, fuel injection, ignition, charging system and emissions.
* A quick reference list of common generic fault codes with definitions.
Please note this program does NOT include "P1" manufacturer specific enhanced codes.
Most scan tools will give you a code definition for P1 codes if its data base includes your vehicle.
Sample Screens from the Scan Tool Companion program: (Click on the image to view the full sized screen capture:)
NOTE: This program does NOT interface with your vehicle or make your PC function as a scan tool. This is a training and reference guide for troubleshooting faults.
This program is designed to provide guidance so you can make better use of your scan tool to diagnose and repair faults.
The BASIC and ADVANCED diagnostic tips tell you which PIDS you should be looking at, and what kinds of problems can set various codes.
You can look up MOST LIKELY CAUSES of faults by SYMPTOM or CODE.
Program runs on ANY version of Windows (10, 7 or XP).
Note: This software will NOT run on an Apple/MaC computer, iphone or Android smart phone or tablet.
How To Order SCANTOOL COMPANION:
(The Download will be sent to you via email as a zip file attachment. If your email account does not allow attachments, we will send you a Google cloud download link.)
(NOTE: Software shipped on USB flash drive requires standard 2.0 or 3.0 rectangular port (USB A) on your computer or laptop.
Software will be mailed in a USPS First Class package with Tracking. Allow 3 to 5 business days for snail mail delivery.)