CarMD is an easy-to-use consumer product that gives drivers the tools and information to to monitor their vehicle*s health. The CarMD handheld tool works on all 1996 and newer cars, light trucks, minivans and SUVs. You do not need any automotive experience to use CarMD, nor do you have to pop the hood. It plugs into a port found right under your dashboard and * in seconds * gives you a green, yellow, red indicator of your vehicle*s engine health. This is useful to catch hidden problems before a road trip, inspect a used car before buying or determine if your vehicle will pass its emissions (smog) test. If you have a check engine light problem, the CarMD tool includes software to let you use your computer and own Internet connection to generate a diagnostic report with most likely fix and estmated repair costs, including parts and labor in your zipcode. This empowers you to determine if you*d like to fix the problem yourself or better communicate with your favorite repair shop or dealership. MSRP is $98.99. For more information, please visit http://www.CarMD.com.
〉 Answered on Aug 18th, 2009 by Kristin Brocoff, Director of Corporate Communications at CarMD.com