Actron Introduces U-Scan, Providing Vehicle Diagnostics Directly To A Vehicle Owner's Smartphone

Actron Introduces U-Scan, Providing Vehicle Diagnostics Directly To A Vehicle Owner’s Smartphone

Actron products can be found at most major automotive retailers.


Style: "Neutral"OWATONNA, Minn. — Actron is releasing the Actron U-Scan, providing vehicle diagnostics directly to a vehicle owner’s smartphone. Plugging directly into a vehicle’s OBD II port, users can instantly communicate with their vehicle via a free app on their iOS or Android device. Using Bluetooth wireless connectivity, U-Scan assists vehicle owners in diagnosing and resolving automotive issues, saving time and money.In celebration of Father’s Day, Actron will be giving away 25 new U-Scan diagnostic tools leading up to Father’s Day before product is available in stores. Fans can post their favorite father-son or father-daughter picture on Actron’s page ( and, via the promotions tab, enter to win a free Actron U-Scan. All contestants must “like” the Actron Tools’ page in order to enter.

Compatible with all 1996 and newer cars and light trucks, the U-Scan base model features:

•Emissions info, vital to users in states requiring annual emissions tests

•QuickCheck, summarizing vehicle emissions codes and definitions; erases codes and turns off check engine light

•AutoID, to automatically identify most model year 2000 and newer vehicles

•TrueLink, guaranteed to link to all 1996 and newer vehicles

•Vehicle Activity Log, providing a history of vehicle tests and procedures

•MyGarage vehicle manager for quick and easy access to vehicle data

“The U-Scan and mobile app is the next generation in vehicle diagnostic wireless technology at a fantastic price point,” said Jennifer Grabowski, U-Scan product manager of diagnostics. “Moreover, the app is fully upgradeable. Users can add available key features they have come to expect from Actron diagnostic tools.”

Available U-Scan upgrades include:

•CodeConnect, offering more than 4.3 million Top Reported Fixes, prioritized by most likely fix, specific to the vehicle’s make, model and year, and verified by our ASE certified technicians

•ABS code definitions related to warning lights for most 1996 and newer GM, Ford, Chrysler, Honda, Hyundai, Nissan and Toyota vehicles

•Manufacturer-specific code definitions and live data, allowing users to view and graph engine RPM, coolant temperature and more for a faster diagnosis and fix

“As powerful as the base model is, U-Scan available upgrades give users more features for full vehicle diagnostics, including the benefits of ABS data, live data and CodeConnect to get them back on the road safely and quickly,” said Grabowski.

Actron products can be found at most major automotive retailers.

Video demonstrations of Actron Tools, including the Actron U-Scan, can be viewed at the company’s YouTube page,, featuring expert fabricator Bryan Fuller.

For more information on Actron Tools and the Actron U-Scan, visit or call (800) 228-7667.


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