Car scanner tools are a must-have for any car enthusiast out there. A good scanner is the one which has all its functions accessible with the push of a button and shows all the information you need on its display. This is what Wsiiroon understood when making their newest model. It is marketed as an OBD2 tool but it reads all sorts of other codes just fine.
The great design, array of functions and affordable price are more than enough for most people to buy this tool. Others need a little more convincing. This is why we spent some time with this professional scanner and decided to lay out its main features for you.
Features That Make It Stand Out
This OBD2 scanner allows for an easy check on your car emissions, which makes it a top choice for most people who are about to undergo official emission checks. It can also be a good way to verify the official results and make sure you aren’t being lied to. Other than that, it is a great tool to solve some basic engine issues in a quick and efficient manner.
It has a 2.8 inch display which is an LCD. It also is colored which is a rare combination at this price point. Below the display there are hotkeys for the I/M readiness test, for clearing DTCs, and check-engine light causes (MIL). All these options will either answer your questions and allow to easily fix a minor issue or will indicate the need for a more specialized troubleshooting.
The scanner is compatible with most modern OBD2/EOBD cars in the USA. This means that if your car is newer than 1996 it will most likely pair successfully with the tool. If it doesn’t work, you can return it and try other similar tools, such as the Autel MaxiSYS MS906.
If you are not sure whether your car is compatible with the OBD scanner you want to buy-write us an email and we will get back to you with the answer! Another place where you can check for compatibility is the Amazon page of the product.
Before we move on with more of the Wsiiroon’s features, let’s check the functions it offers you:
- It can Clear and Read DTCs
- It will read all the engine fault codes and show their definitions
- You can turn MIL off
- You can easily view freeze frame data
- You can check the O2 sensor test data along with all other test data results
- There is I/M readiness status
- You can check the EVAP systems
The software on this unit will automatically update and has a lifetime worth of free updates. After you get your results you will be able to print the data for easier visualization.
Let’s talk about the three LED indicators now. The green one indicates that your vehicle is completely fine, while the yellow one hints that there may be some issues which need your attention. The red one is used whenever there is a serious problem with your car. When it comes to emission tests, you won’t be able to pass yours if the “red-light” problems aren’t fixed.
If you want to check your vehicle running status in greater detail there are two modes which are specifically designed for that:
- Mode 8 – Fuel tank system test (EVAP)
- Mode 6 – The advanced on-board monitoring system
The O2 sensor on the tool adds up to the information you will be extracting with these two modes.
When you get the Wsiiroon professional scanner you won’t have to install a special app like you would have to do with other obd scanners. Instead, you can read everything directly from the screen here.
In terms of its construction, this tool handled pretty well. It has an anti-shock and anti-slip design covered with and dust a water resistant case. This is important if you are going to use it out in the open or in car-shop conditions. Apart from the three LED indicators there is an option for audio feedback which tells you the code status. This makes this scanner even more convenient for daily use (or when your hands are too dirty).
Pro Tip: If you are going to update your system with the lifetime updates you will be getting, do not use any MAC system. For some reason it doesn’t work so just stick to Windows/Linux machines.
If you want to learn more about OBD scanners head to our Buyer’s Guide. We got tons of useful info there which will ultimately help you make a better choice with your purchase.
- Cheaper than most of its competition
- Sturdy and good looking design
- Dust and waterproof
- Has LED indicators and audio feedback
- Colored LCD display which shows live data
- Can read most car codes
- Lifetime updates
- You can print your test results
- Won’t work on your car if it’s older than 1996
- Can’t support most diesel cars, as well as hybrid and electric models