CarMD® is the Ideal 'Under $100' Holiday Gift for Car and Truck Owners

Easy-To-Use System Saves Money, Keeps Drivers Safe

Oct 14, 2010, 10:00 ET from CarMD

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Are you searching for a practical, yet cutting edge gift for your friends and family?  This year, give the gift that's sure to impress all of the car and truck owners in your life – the CarMD® Vehicle Health System.  This easy-to-use system gives drivers a way to check for hidden problems or find out why the "Check Engine" light is on without having to wait until the repair shop opens.  The ideal holiday gift to help keep car owners safe, CarMD is available direct to consumers for $98.99 (U.S.) at



CarMD is ready to use right out of the box, and includes everything needed to monitor a car's health – an easy-to-use handheld device, Mac/PC software, USB cable, two AAA batteries, handy storage pouch, and lifetime software and firmware updates.  CarMD works on all 1996 and newer vehicles manufactured for use in the U.S. – foreign and domestic.  To use, just plug it into your vehicle's on-board diagnostic port (don't worry, will show you where it is on your car), and CarMD does the rest!  Its color-coded lights will tell you if your car has any problems lurking under the hood, if the vehicle is ready for that long trip, let you know if you'll pass your emissions test, solve "check engine" light problems and more.  Whether you know a lot about how cars work or don't have a clue, CarMD offers the complete solution to keep your car in top condition.  It's also a very practical gift to help drivers save time and catch problems early before they lead to costly repairs or safety hazards.  

When a problem is found, CarMD customers simply use the included Mac/PC software and their own computer to tap into CarMD's unrivaled online database to generate a Vehicle Health Report.  You get an easy-to-understand overview of what's wrong and what it will take to fix it – down to estimated parts and labor costs in your zip code.  Some new safety-related additions to the product include the ability to pull anti-lock brake (ABS) and supplemental restraint system (SRS) codes on newer model vehicles, and see important safety recalls.  The CarMD Vehicle Health System recently earned a prestigious 2010 Edison Best Products Award in the Electronics and Computers category.  CarMD system owners say this product often pays for itself in the first use. And professional Automotive Service Excellence Technician Mike Emerson says, "CarMD is a tool that everybody needs."  For more information or to order, visit

The mission of Corp. is to provide consumers and the vehicle market with the tools and information needed to make educated decisions about vehicle health and maintenance.  The new Driving Tips videos add to CarMD's growing library of educational video content that also includes: CarMD product demos, customer testimonials, how-to maintenance tips and used car vehicle reviews.  For more information, visit      


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