Scan tools and code readers keep going down in price and going up in features. If the mechanic on your gift list does not already have one, this recent model from Actron will be a welcome addition to their tool kit. Compatible with all vehicles from 1996 to the present, the device reads fault code (check engine light) information and defines each code, displays emissions systems status and freeze frame data, gives you repair information and read and erase hot keys. Being able to read and diagnose engine problems with tools like this can eliminate hours of troubleshooting or save you hundreds of dollars and keep your vehicle in tip top shape. You can grab one for $64 at Amazon (as of this writing).
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