CarMD Vehicle Health System Makes a Rewarding Gift for North American Drivers This Holiday Season and Year-Round

Aug 28, 2012, 11:00 ET from CarMD

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As the gift giving season approaches, shoppers face the perennial challenge of finding meaningful gifts for their loved ones. The CarMD® Vehicle Health System™ is an ideal gift to help car owners save money on maintenance and repairs year round. The CarMD handheld device is ideal for uncovering hidden car problems, inspecting used cars and diagnosing check engine light issues without needing to pop the hood or get dirty. New this holiday season, CarMD features tri-lingual (English, French, Spanish) packaging for Canadian and U.S. Spanish speaking customers. 

CarMD is available for purchase at throughout the 2012 holiday season.

With the average age of vehicles on the road reaching an all-time high, CarMD features the complete solution for drivers to monitor their new or aging car's health, including an easy-to-use handheld device, Mac/PC software, USB cable, batteries and handy caddy. It also includes lifetime software and firmware updates and free access to CarMD's award winning database to generate personalized Vehicle Health Reports, which will help reduce car repair bills. These reports also reveal if your vehicle has any safety issues or recalls.

The CarMD device enables gift recipients across North America to quickly determine if their car has any problems that may jeopardize safety on the road, reduce gas mileage, or lead to expensive repairs. CarMD taps the same technology used by professional mechanics, but no automotive experience is needed to use CarMD. The power behind the CarMD system comes from seamless online access to the largest repair database of its kind. Updated daily by the company's network of thousands of ASE-certified technicians, this vital information ensures that CarMD customers always get the latest information for their particular vehicle and repair situation.

"Both a fun, easy-to-use gadget and practical gift, the CarMD system empowers hundreds of thousands of vehicle owners to save money on car repairs each year," says Art Jacobsen, vice president, CarMD. "When repairs are needed, our robust database lets consumers know what's wrong and what it will take to fix it – down to parts and labor in their postal code – so our customers never overpay for repairs. There are not many gifts that pay for themselves within the first year like CarMD."  

The mission of Irvine, Calif.-based Corporation is to empower consumers and the vehicle market by providing the tools and information needed to make better-educated decisions about their vehicles' health and maintenance. An ISO 9001:2008-certified company, CarMD's premiere product is the CarMD® Vehicle Health System™. The company has built the largest, most up-to-date database of diagnostic trouble codes; expert fixes and repair costs, which it uses to compile the annual CarMD® Vehicle Health Index™. CarMD also offers a variety of accessories and resources for anyone who owns a 1996 or newer car, truck, SUV, van or hybrid.

For information about the company, its products and consumer tips, visit And be sure to check out our special holiday promotions at The CarMD Vehicle Health System MSRP is $159.80.

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