With all the fair¬≠ly new cars using OBD II onboard diag¬≠nos¬≠tics, ser¬≠vice tech¬≠ni¬≠cians have a full plate. There are more than 5,000 diag¬≠nos¬≠tic trou¬≠ble codes (DTCs), said Paul Zarlen¬≠go, Mac Tools prod¬≠uct man¬≠ag¬≠er for diag¬≠nos¬≠tics. To deal with it, the com¬≠pa¬≠ny issued its Mac Tools TaskMo¬≠bile Lite smart¬≠phone appli¬≠ca¬≠tion for auto¬≠mo¬≠tive pro¬≠fes¬≠sion¬≠als to have vocab¬≠u¬≠lary def¬≠i¬≠n¬≠i¬≠tions of DTCs that cause a vehicle‚Äôs check light to illu¬≠mi¬≠nate. The free app is avail¬≠able for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices.
‚ÄúThe TaskMo¬≠bile Lite will pro¬≠vide mechan¬≠ics a dic¬≠tio¬≠nary of diag¬≠nos¬≠tic trou¬≠ble codes in the palm of their hands and enable pros to get the job done faster and more effi¬≠cient¬≠ly,‚ÄĚ Zarlen¬≠go said. The mechan¬≠ic just needs to enter the numer¬≠i¬≠cal code from their diag¬≠nos¬≠tic scan¬≠ner and hit ‚ÄúCheck Code.‚ÄĚ The code def¬≠i¬≠n¬≠i¬≠tion in instant¬≠ly retrieved, and the app keeps a run¬≠ning DTC his¬≠to¬≠ry of all entered codes for trans¬≠la¬≠tion. There are oth¬≠er resources such as fre¬≠quent¬≠ly asked ques¬≠tions and an easy how-to-use guide.