There are a few feelings in the world that can make your heart sink with despair. When you’ve made a complete plate of food that looks amazing and you accidentally drop it only to watch all of that food hit the floor. When you open the mailbox and are greeted with all bills and not one single nice card or correspondence. When you are watching your collegiate team play basketball and you have the game all but won in the middle of March Madness only to watch a half-court three pointer send your team home packing. All of those feelings can cause your heart to sink and your gag reflex to kick in but what is one feeling that always causes a dread due to the unknown? When you have the check engine light go off in your car. You never know what it is and it’s like playing Russian Roulette as the guys at AutoZone pull up the codes to see just how messed up your car is.
What if you were able to have a tool that could immediately pull the codes up on your smart phone and give complete diagnostics of your vehicle at any given time? There is now a KickStarter campaign running with just a few more days left that looks like it will hit its goal and do exactly that. FIXD is the name of the car diagnostics tool that connects to your phone and gives you all the info you could possibly want. It works on vehicles that have been made after 1996 and utilizes the on-board diagnostics port that every vehicle has. You can use it for one time usage if you see the “check engine” light come on or leave it plugged in to get regular feedback on your cars diagnostics. FIXD connects via Bluetooth and should help lessen your trips to the auto parts store where you show them the light and try to (embarrassingly) recreate the noise your car made with your own mouth. Click here for image source and where to buy FIXD.