BlueDriver® is a Premium Diagnostic OBD2 Scan Tool. It is used by professional
mechanics, auto enthusiasts, and everyday vehicle owners who want to know more
about how their vehicle is operating and how their vehicle can be fixed if the
Check Engine Light comes on. Features: • Generate,...
I know very little about cars except that it’s expensive to get them repaired. On itemized repair bills I noticed parts aren’t always expensive but labor always is. $85 per hour here. So I wanted to start doing my own minor maintenance and was interested in getting something that would tell me what a problem may be on my vehicles. I did quite a bit of research and this device seemed to be what I was looking for and much more. Still, I was a little hesitant to pay almost $100 for this little device. Well I got it yesterday and downloaded the free app, which has free updates and no subscription fees, and gave it a shot. Not only is this app and scanner easy to set up and use, you can scan and save different vehicles, I have three. There is an online instruction manual and if you have an issue with your vehicle, it gives suggestions on how to fix it. I have already fixed a minor problem and cleared the check engine light on my Subaru. Again, I’m not mechanically inclined but I already saved around $100 in mechanics fees and part to fix a small problem. On day two of me having this device it has paid for itself. I can’t say enough about this device or the app!
Yes, I said “cool” and dated myself. But this is a great tool for whatever your level of auto expertise. I used to do a lot of my own repair and maintenance so I’d know it was done right and I wasn’t getting ripped off. I’m unable to do that anymore so I feel I’m at the mercy of mechanics, the quality of which has declined over the years and the dealer messes up something about every other visit. With this tool, the power is back in my hands. I thought I’d have to buy a fancy scan tool for hundreds or even thousands to have the info this little device gives me for less than a hundred bucks. The app is terrific and easy to use. No problem setting it up and linking to Bluetooth. I have Toyotas, so it does the more extensive scans. I have the satisfaction of seeing the results of good maintenance on cars 15 and 7 years old. No error codes on either one! Now I’m scanning other peoples cars for them, I tell them it would cost a hundred bucks at the dealer. Found some preventative maintenance items that will save them money. Also a smog check issue they can fix before the test, which they would have failed and then had to redo. You’ll love this little tool.
Every one should own one!
This thing has saved me so much time and money it actually is hilarious. I’ve owned it for years now and I’ve got my money worth at least 8 times over. Problem after problem my Blue Driver pinpoints the problem, suggests possible fixes, lists most popular fixes, and even mentions the easy fixes like tightening the fuel cap. I’ve even been able to help friends and family with their cars too so it has saved them time and money as well. It’s super easy to use. Just plug into the OBD port under the dash and connect to your phone app. Place key in car ignition and turn. Click on “Scan” and in no time you have a full diagnosis. Bottom line is when you have a car issue, the first tool you should be reaching for is a Blue Driver. Don’t go to shops blindly and get raped by shady crook mechanics who are out to milk you slowly by the “let’s try this” approach. Know what the problem is before you go to the shop. Remember that an informed consumer is a smart consumer and smart consumers don’t get taken for rides.
So far so good.
I would suggest some things to make the app more useful. The ability to rearrange the data fields in live view needs some work. They are difficult to rearrange in an order that the user may want without jumbling up the other fields. Make the field labels more readable. Don’t type and size makes sever I gotta which your looking at difficult depending on color chosen. Next being able to rename the saved logs would be very helpful in pulling up the ones that may have had issue. For example I run mine everyone I use the vehicle to help isolate a random recurring issue. I had a hiccup with it and immediately saved the log so the hiccup would be near then end of the log and easy to spot. I was not done with my drive so I restarted a new live log and 2 more since. Being able to name or bookmark the log with the issue would be very helpful in locating it later down the road. I’m not sure if there is an auto save function on live data. I’ve experimented with not clicking the share button at the end of each drive but can find no file. It seems to just continue logging multiple drives together until you share it. Just a log save function would be helpful. It may be there and I’m just missing it.
Zero Complaints. Nothing but good vibes.
Let me begin by stating I am not a mechanic. I do however work on my own vehicles, and have become very proficient diagnosing mechanical/technical problems over the years. Between crank sensors, abs sensors, “stabila track”, O2 sensors, and cadalytic converters, this blue driver app/hardware combo is the MOAB in my arsenal. This app paired with the “Blue driver” OBD2 device is simply amazing. I have been using his device for a year, and the information that this app provides is substantially beneficial to anyone who repairs vehicles. I can diagnose problems and narrow down the true cause of warning lights faster then ever. I also use the record feature to monitor actual engine temperature if I am running hard during autocross. I have used this on a 2004 Cadillac, 2014 Accord, 2007 trailblazer ss, 2002 Subaru, 2006 impala ss, and it had worked flawlessly on my I phone 6. Also, they are constantly updating the software. This is a great company and I want to let others know that this product will not let you down. Thanks Lemur.
Finally a mechanic I trust!
I’m not a mechanic so when there is an issue with my truck I’ve had to rely on others to diagnose the problem. Unfortunately not every mechanic is honest or has my best interest in mind. When my check engine light comes on it’s an automatic $100 minimum just to figure out what the problem is then there’s the cost of addressing the cause, not to mention the lost time going to the shop/dealership. With BlueDriver all of that changes. BlueDriver puts me in the drivers seat for vehicle diagnostics, maintenance and repair. No longer am I relying on some technician that may or may not have my best interest in mind or someone that may or may not be up on the latest mechanical information on my vehicle. BlueDriver gives me real time information on my specific vehicle, it gives me access to the most up to date diagnostics and informs me of the most appropriate response. BlueDriver gives my truck a voice..... it allows me to talk to my truck!! Thanks BlueDriver!
Great Little Tool
Awesome gadget to keep in your vehicle or in your tool box. Most people use a smart phone these days and this lil guy connects right to your phone via Bluetooth. An issue I had. I couldn’t seem to get the device to read a VW Jetta I was having issue with because the car wouldn’t stay running. Apparently the device requires the vehicle to be running to run any sort of test or to read codes. I was hoping it could read previous issues with car not just while the vehicle was running. The app has a lot of potential it just needs a few more options. I would like to update the device via cable either iPhone or mini USB port. I don’t like having to go out to my car just to update the cpu reader. If you don’t have a data plan on your phone, iPad etc you cannot update device. WiFi will still update the device but If you don’t have WiFi in range of your vehicle your out of luck. Overall not a bad buy. I still like the product. I still say it needs a graphics interface overhaul and easy email feature, text etc.
Decades of car repsir
Hi DIY’s I’m Rickyrick, I started tampering with things at a early age , I’d say by 12 years old I was doing brake jobs and full tuneups including points and setting dwell on them in the 70’s... thru the years I learned a little electricity and electronics. In the 80’s I learned a lot about computers got my first one in about 1981 it was a Texas instrument yo hooked to a tv. Few years later I got a Commodore 64 and self thought myself their basic languages. Later I stayed with the times and upgraded to new computer systems . I have used computers in the automobile industry also many types . I said all that to say this , for the money , you can’t beat this BlueDriver it does things that other tools costing hundreds and thousands do . I think if everyone inputted their fixes on their repairs this tool would be perfect. Good diagnostic tools always have a database of how to repair and possible problems, fixes,repairs, etc. ... a tool is only as good as their repair library. Concentrate on fully expanding the tons of resources and this tool will be the most awesomeness tool we as DIY’s could possibly have, the help section needs way more input .give BlueDriver a try , and remember to type in what you did on the job to help everyone . It’s time us Diy’s stuck together and help each other, and remember , only a computer can do battle with a computer lol
My best tool
This BlueDriver is amazing. I buy and sell cars as a hobby. So I go through a few cars a week. The places I buy these cars I only have a few minutes to evaluate each car. With this portable reader I can very quickly pull engine codes as well as check smog readiness. This tool has streamlined my hobby so well. I am able to make better more informed decisions. Then at home I can quickly diagnose and fix issues I already know about. This tool has literally changed how I operate. Not every car is able to give codes or read but that is not the drivers fault. It’s the nature of used cars. I love using the live feature and can track exact temperature and how the car is doing. It has saved me on several occasions from overheating and helped me track misfires. This also better allows me to insure the cars I sell are in the best running shape I can provide.
I’m an ASE Certified Automotive Service Technician who’s been using BlueDriver for over 7. A 100% of my Service Engine Soon/Check Engine diagnosis begin with BlueDriver. There are other products out there that claim they can tell you exactly what’s wrong with a vehicle. There isn’t such a thing and I think it’s irresponsible and false advertisement. In all my years with BlueDriver I’ve never seen such claims from them. BlueDriver is a very responsible company with a great tech support service. I'm a BlueDriver user and I say it proudly. Thank you, BlueDriver! I’ve read some other reviews in which people have had issues connecting or establishing communication with their vehicles and think it’s a compatibility issue. I’d like to say it isn’t BlueDriver’s fault. If you experience this issue make sure you check your vehicle’s fuses and replace any that are blown.
Doesn’t work on 00 Super Duty
A lot of people seem to like this but I haven’t had a very good experience with it. First of all it does not support my 2000 Ford super duty 7.3. Next, my 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe it actually works on but I have to type in the Vin number manually every single time I scan it so if I am working on the car and I have to scan it several times in the process it’s a big major pain in the rear. Why can it not save the Vin number? It takes me longer to type in the Vin number then it takes me to scan the car in the first place. Then to make it more frustrating it did save the Vin number from my Ford which it will not work on! What the hell is that?! So if you want to scan a car that it will not scan you don’t have to worry about typing in that Vin number over and over again. It will save that one for you. If however you have a car that it will scan be prepared to type the whole friggin Vin number in every time. Other than those annoying issues it seems to work fine.
I don’t do my own service but I do from time to time make very minor “fun engineering” modifications, and in this case I’m thinking of making some kind of MAP display visible to the driver but looking OEM-like. So as a techie but not being an automotive techie per se, I wanted something that could read CAN bus parameters and aid in understanding them. This device and app are exactly what I wanted/needed. I’m actually leaving the device permanently plugged in (after putting some gaffer tape over the LED which can be quite bright at night!) — assuming of course no one within Bluetooth range were to pull up and hack my car lol. The app seems to either contain or consult a database of manufacturer-specific CAN codes, and not only lists their value, but also the CAN address number of the parameter in question, which will help me in writing my software. But besides, this app is just fun. Just try not to look and drive at the same time! One thing I would wish for is a whole-screen, single-parameter big-analog-gauge mode (bigger than the existing portrait/landscape gauges, especially with bigger numbers around the dial and a bigger “needle”) for use while driving. You could build a safety lock out to severely discourage fiddling with it while driving. (My car = 2017 Subaru BRZ)
Love this app and device
This combination of the app and device is quite honestly the best tool you can get for your vehicles. Does far more than the $300+ scan tools. Love all the service bulletins and recall info for the autos. I do have one question though. I have a 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 I use it with but it doesn't seem like all the info that could be there is. For instance tire pressure. There is a low/high tire pressure indicator light on the vehicles console but can't find such a thing on the supported PIDs. It just indicates at least one tire is outside the pressure band. Is there a way to get this added? Are some diagnostics just left out or can they not be logged through the interface? Oil pressure would be another nice one to have. It's available on the vehicles control center so one would think it could be logged on bluedriver. Other than that, I still recommend this for any car enthusiast nerd such as myself.
Amazing Tech Tool!
I live in a small town in Montana and typically try to fix things myself. I was driving my F 150 when the service wrench flashed on the dash and the throttle would not respond. I pulled over, shut the truck off and restarted it. I was able to drive home and complete some research that indicated it was a ” throttle body” issue. Ford dealer is 100 miles away and three weeks to get in for service. This scan tool was easy it link to the app and my truck. Even though the check engine light went away this tool found the problem, initiated a report and stated that it was a throttle body issue and recommend a replacement. I ordered the parts and will install this weekend. I just saved hundreds of dollars and time by not having to go to the dealership! The live scan works flawlessly too. Thanks!
I don’t do any of my own major work but this tool takes a lot of the guessing out. I never like to have doubts as to what my mechanic is telling me and this helps me confirm it all. Engine codes are easy to read and live diagnostics are incredible for checking performance levels after upgrading various systems. Whenever I’m on the track I keep it running so I can review the data including airflow, engine load, etc. Don’t look at the system while driving though. The graphs are really pretty, but you’d much rather keep your eyes on the road in front of you I love how the maintenance schedules are also included. As an app developer, this is an extremely useful and well designed app that is functionality forward and esthetically beautiful Thanks for setting the bar high
Yes. BlueDriver OBD2 Scan Tool is quiet safe to use but use with caution. This is based on our NLP (Natural language processing) analysis of over 6,909 User Reviews sourced from the Appstore and the appstore cumulative rating of 4.7/5 . Justuseapp Safety Score for BlueDriver OBD2 Scan Tool Is 27.3/100.
Yes. BlueDriver OBD2 Scan Tool is legit, but not 100% legit to us. This conclusion was arrived at by running over 6,909 BlueDriver OBD2 Scan Tool User Reviews through our NLP machine learning process to determine if users believe the app is legitimate or not. Based on this, Justuseapp Legitimacy Score for BlueDriver OBD2 Scan Tool Is 27.3/100.
BlueDriver OBD2 Scan Tool works most of the time. If it is not working for you, we recommend you excersise some patience and retry later or Contact Support.
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