Any car can be a smart vehicle. That’s the appeal of Fixd, a simple device that can identify information ranging from when you need to bring your car in for maintenance to why that check-engine light just came on.
So how does Fixd work and what exactly can you use Fixd to find out? What are the user reviews like? And just why is it so hard to get your hands on this device lately? Here’s what you need to know about this increasingly popular car sensor.
What is Fixd?
Fixd is a hardware-software combo sold by Georgia-based Fixd Automotive that gives you actionable information about your vehicle.
The hardware feeds information from your car to an app on your smartphone, and if Fixd pinpoints any problems, you can give that data to your mechanic. Fixd is also a handy maintenance tool that can remind you when your car needs service.
What kinds of car problems can Fixd identify?
You might be surprised by just how many things you can learn from Fixd. According to the company, the sensor can identify 6,800 maladies affecting your car that may cause the check-engine light to turn on.
Although Fixd doesn’t list all of the things that its app can find, it does say that it can identify major issues, like whether your engine oil temperature is too high or your O2 sensor has failed. It can also tell you if your car has bigger issues that you should bring to the mechanic.
In addition, the app gives you the option to clear your check-engine light, if you’ve determined that the problem it has identified is not significant. You can also use Fixd to clear other dashboard lights, including TPMS, ABS, Airbag, Maintenance and Stability Control.
Additionally, Fixd can keep track of your car’s maintenance schedule. Once you plug the sensor into your car, it will determine what your car’s manufacturer recommends for maintenance at each milestone and alert you to those recommendations. Fixd monitors your mileage so you know what you need to get done.
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