In some big cities, you will be charged between #5,000 to #15,000 to diagnose a vehicle. This depends on the personal offering the service and the vehicle concern. The newer the vehicle, the higher the charges. The bigger the city, the higher the price as well. I picked special interest in finding solutions to a vehicle’s problem using an electronic device when a friend who is like a brother wasted a huge amount of money trying to solve an Auto transmission problem with his illiterate mechanic. At a point, they had to drop the transmission and rebuild all to know avail. None of us was aware that the problem was caused by a poorly connected transmission solenoid. Eventually, the mechanic recommended that we take the vehicle to a transmission specialist who will connect it to a computer to know what is left to be repaired(This was after he had ignorantly dropped the engine). The so called specialist charged us #5,000 for diagnosis without repair and charged us additional 5k for the repair. We were asked to come back and when we arrived the problem is gone. A couple of months later my pal hit the underneath of the vehicle against some high-speed bumps and the transmission problem reoccurred and the “D” light start blinking. At this point, I told him to let me do a research on this. I was smart enough to
I was smart enough to memorize the DTC code when it happened earlier. All I did was to use Google to look for a solution to that particular error code. I was lucky enough to get a youtube video that showed me where the solenoid is located. We reconnected it and the problem was gone. #10,000 save within two minutes. My friend vowed to get an obd 2 scanner of his own and that is how I became his diagnosis expert. Now, we have saved many families and friends a lot of money through vehicle diagnosis. Do not get me wrong, I am not saying you should do the things yourself, all am saying is that when it comes to any electrical fault that is disguising as a physical one, please diagnose and tell your mechanic exactly what to do. it saves you, money, time and stress that way.
HOW CAN I MAKE MONEY WITH MY LITTLE CAPITAL AS AN AUTO DIAGNOSIS EXPERT
This site is not only about satellite devices(though it is popular for this). It is basically about technology. Obviously, I have an unquenchable flair and passion for electronic devices or anything that makes work easier. I also look for ways of monetising the functionalities of some tools. Let us go straight to business. I will talk mainly about making money through all these tools now. I have already talked about how to save money using this tools. What is an obd scanner also known as diagnosis tool: please read this
WHO CAN USE THIS TOOLS
- A vehicle owner who want to use it personally to save him or herself from mechanics extortion
- Anybody who wants to make money from diagnosing vehicles with this tool.
FEATURES & SPECIFICATIONS OF AN OBD SCANNER THAT YOU CAN MONETIZE
- The scanner must support live software updates.
- The scanner must support American, Asian and European cars
- The scanner must support OEM specific trouble codes, generic codes and enhance codes.
- The scanner must support vehicles from 1996 and newer
- the scanner should be able to recommend repair reports(Optional you can work around this with google and youtube)
- The scanner should support all diagnostic connectors(optional as 16 pins obd is currently the most popular and supported by more than 90% of vehicles out there.
- It should support most vehicle types including light trucks(Note: if you want to do only trucks, you should but a more advanced scanner)
- It should support the two engine types that we have that is Gasoline / Petrol and Diesel
- it should be able to read and clear the error codes after repair
- It will most likely have options to buy paid software
- It should also suppoChineseese vehicles(This is optional depends on you)
- It must also support display of various graph streams.
WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS TO USING THIS TOOLS
- You need to be able to read basic English– I mean it is difficult for a start illiterate to be able to use this effectively without help
- You need at least $110(this includes the shipping cost for the simplest but versatile obd Bluetooth scanner with a phone( android or IOS)- this is for small scale
- You need the willingness to market and promote yourself in a convincing manner. You can’t buy it and just wait at home and expect people to call you.
I know everyone reading this article today is qualified to make money from possessing such a tool. I will now explain how below:
HOW TO MAKE MONEY
While my focus is on the poor youth like myself, you can as well make money dealing with obd scanners as an already established business man. I will explain all of this one after the other.
Once you buy this tool, I have a tool that can perform the same functions being performed by all tools that cost $1000 and above. This tool cost less than $100 but it is just a connector meaning you need an Android or iPhone to read the data. Another difference is that for that expensive professional tool, you get the support and connectors for other nonpopular vehicles like 30 pins, 24 pins and so on. Another point of difference is the fact that the expensive ones come with their LCD display. Am happy to tell you that if you have just $110 and an Android or iOS phone, you will be able to buy a Bluetooth scanner with one free eobd scanner(that only scan but doesn’t clear codes and two vehicles specific software with full system functions. In my case, I got the Honda and Toyota software package with my tool. Each software for each vehicle cost $39 dollars meaning I got two software worth of $78 + the scanner + the shipping all for $110. Let me explain this is a clearer way using diagrams:
From the above pictures, you could see the that the tool supports a whole lot. I am lucky with my selection because choosing HONDA also means supports for Acura(even though you can also download Acura only software) similarly, choosing Toyota is almost same as choosing Lexus. If you need additional software, you will need to buy them individually for $39 each. This purchased software does a lot ranging from ABS, SRS, Transmission, air condition, diesel engine, fuel engine, tires, seats just anything.
WARNING WARNING!!! Please do the diagnosis in the presence of the car owner, not the mechanic. Your transparency must be 100%. Secondly, please do not attempt to fix the problem yourself if you have bought this tool to use personally. Immediately you detect the fault, go to the workshop.
How to make money from this tool and just my phone:
- This si the most interesting aspect. just start linking up with as many mechanics as possible and with as many vehicle owners as you know(as long as their vehicles were manufactured on or after 1996). Tell them about what yu have got, good for you if any of them already has a check engine light(which in most case car owners ignores until the vehicle breaks down totally). Test it, explain what it does and how it can help them. Have a pact with the local mechanics that you will give them discounts whenever you do business in their shop, you can also spend some times in the workshop of the very popular ones so that you can talk with customers directly.
- You first need to determine where the odb socket is located in the vehicle. my article here will help you with that
- You also need to know the manufacturing date of the vehicle so that you won’t waste your time and energy
- You must charge lesser than others in your vicinity initially. Once you become popular, you can increase your fee. No task force for tool users yet and you are not taking away the mechanic’s job. Many of these mechanics own their tools but it doesn’t support the full diagnosis of the vehicles.
- You can also connect with vehicles electricians as it will help them a lot. They are the ones who will replace the fuses, sensors and solenoids.
- Once calls from a particular mechanic because very frequent, you can charge him twice the amount you purchase yours and help him get one,
- You can enter some offices and introduce it to them.
- There is no limit to how much you can make from this f you can commit your time and energy.
HOW TO MAKE MONEY AS AN ARTISAN
If you are an artisan to be more specific is you are a mechanic, you can make even more money merely by sitting or working in your workshop. you will have one advantage over the freelance which is you can repair engine problems. To increase your income, I will advise you to also go and learn how to repair ABS. the brake system has gone beyond just replacing the pad and you are harming the car by disabling the abs because t brings out a trouble code. This is how you can make money as a mechanic, vehicle electrician, brake specialist, or transmission specialist.
- You can rent to your colleagues who cannot afford it for a fee
- You can get more customers by owning it
- you can buy and resell
- It can propel you to learn and research even more which by extension will result in more money.
- You may consider buying the one of $2,000 which has 3 years warranty and 2 years of free premium software packages for all types of vehicles and trucks. This same complete tool also has at least 20 connectors. However, if you do not have the money, you can still make do with that of $110 and buy more software as you make more profits. the software bought are yours for life.
- The complete tool also gives you the repair guide and at times with video
The above is an example of a full package PROFESSIONAL Universal Bluetooth / wifi and cable scanner. Cost between $1700 to $2,500.
HOW YOU CAN MAKE IT AS A BIG BUSINESSMAN OR DEALER
- You can have an office for this and employ a hand that will monitor things. You surely will need to buy the professional tool that will cover all.
- You can buy additional tools like that of alignment and so on
- You can import large and sell cheap.
- Just think about any way to sell.
Like i said above, even if you are a young graduate, you can do this business. I receive calls from mechanics and vehicle electricians alike about thrice a week. In most cases, i don’t even have the time to go to them. The owners will pay you directly for the diagnosis and your Job is done. However, if the mechanic you are dealing with happens to be a stark illiterate, you can charge extra for interpreting the error code in other to facilitate repair. If you do not know the meaning of a code, you can use Google.
If you will need help buying the basic tool or even the professional one, you can contact me via the contact page or via my email directly info @ lemmymorgan.com.. Similarly, if you have some in mind already but you are confused about which to choose, please you can get to me to give you advice.