About Us

OBD Advisor belongs to OBD Advisor LLC located at 54734 Burlington Drive, Shelby Township, MI 48315, US.

OBD Advisor is your go-to resource for all things related to onboard diagnostics (OBD). We cover everything from OBD2 scanner reviews to explanations of dashboard lights and OBD trouble codes. Our mission is simple: satisfy you with original information (to save you money on car maintenance while ensuring your vehicle performs optimally).

We’re committed to providing you with reliable information about OBD. Having rigorously tested numerous well-known scanners, we’ve taken the guesswork out of your hands. Our aim is to empower you to make well-informed and budget-friendly decisions for your automotive needs.

Trust OBD Advisor to guide you seamlessly through the world of onboard diagnostics.

Explore our testing process and meet our tester team here:

How we test
Meet our tester team

How do we make money and how can you support us?

We’re committed to keeping our review pages clutter-free, free from ads, and our focus is not solely on promoting scanners for financial gain.

Here’s how we sustain our operations: when you make a purchase through the links we recommend (such as this one), we earn a commission. Importantly, this doesn’t impact the price you pay. Equally crucial, it has no bearing on our guidance or recommendations.

Our goal is consistently centered on helping you discover the most suitable product that meets your specific requirements!

Where do the products that we review come from?

You might be wondering where we get the products we review. Well, here’s how:

  • We mainly buy them from trusted places like Amazon.com, and official stores like ancel.com or mycarly.com.
  • We also get some directly from the manufacturers like Ancel, Innova, and XTOOL. But don’t worry, it doesn’t affect our ratings. We review, not promote.

What do we do with products after we’re done testing them?

After we’re done testing, here’s what we do:

  • Products that are discontinued or not very popular will be sent to students in Franklin County Schools, North Carolina. This helps them practice and get better at car repair.
  • We keep other products. Sometimes, we might need to retest them if there are changes in the firmware or updates to the test bench.

Students in Franklin County Schools with our scanners.

Students in Franklin County Schools with our scanners.

Students in Franklin County Schools with our scanners.

Students at Franklin County Schools using the scanners we sent for their automotive training class.

Our Team

Jeff is an experienced automotive teacher with a demonstrated history of working in the education management industry.

He is a strong education professional with an Automotive focused in Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician from Wake Technical Community College.

Haakan is an Automotive Diagnostic Technician and Training Specialist at Topdon USA. 

With 15 years of experience in the automotive field, he’s spent over a decade working on diesel and gasoline engines and sophisticated electrical systems.

Jack has worked as a seasoned ASE-certified auto mechanic for the past 15 years. Throughout his career, he’s had the opportunity to work in both dealership and aftermarket shops. 

His expertise focuses on diagnostics, programming, and ADAS calibrations.

Tim full-time Service Technician and GM World Class Technician. 

With essential certifications and top-notch customer service skills, he delivers exceptional auto repair services. Tim’s success lies in generating clientele through referrals from satisfied customers.

Michael is Master ASE and State Certified technician. He loves diagnosing and calibrating ADAS for customers. He’s skilled with OE scan tools and service info, too. He is always eager to learn and grow in his field and personally.

Jessie is a Toyota Master Diagnostic Technician with a decade of experience. He’s also the skilled writer and editor behind OBD Advisor’s Toyota vehicle articles.

Timur has over 10 years of experience fixing BMW, Bentley, Audi, Mercedes, Porsche, Land Rover, GM, and Ford cars. He’s really organized and precise, with great skills in analysis and presenting information.

William is an Auto Diagnostic Technician at asTech. He’s skilled at on-board diagnostics and car maintenance.

Charles is a Ford Senior Master Technician with 10+ years of experience. He understands how complex car parts work together. This helps him to deliver top-notch technical skills and earns a great reputation for excellent customer service.

With over 30 years dedicated to Toyota, Rick’s received numerous Toyota Quality Champion Awards. Now, driven by his passion for writing, he’s excited to share his extensive knowledge with the car repair community.

Travis is another Toyota expert in our team. As a full-time Toyota Master Diagnostic Technician, he excels in all aspects of diagnostics. Travis’s unwavering focus on his career path has made him a valuable asset to our team

Derek has been a Ford Senior Master Technician for over 10 years.

With his deep knowledge of complex vehicle systems, he’s earned a great reputation for technical expertise and top-notch customer service.

Brandon is a seasoned car technician with almost thirteen years of experience. He’s really skilled in electrical/electronics and advanced drivability diagnostics. He mainly works on late-model Asian and European luxury cars, including exotics.

Robert is an ASE Master Certified Technician with 32 years of hands-on experience. He now dedicates his time to training technicians in automotive diagnostics and repair. 

When not teaching, he shares valuable insights on car scanner reviews for OBD Advisor.

Gian is an ASE certified Automotive Technician and now he’s working for Autel USA. He is excellent at troubleshooting customer’s problems and giving them the most satisfying solution.

John is a skilled Diesel Mechanics Technician with a passion for all things related to diesel trucks. 

As an expert contributor, he shares his extensive knowledge and insights on OBD Advisors, covering a wide range of topics in Diesel Truck field.

David is a seasoned Harley Davidson Motorcycle Technician. He also authors all motorcycle review articles on OBD Advisor. With over 15 years of expertise, he’s your trusted guide to making the best decisions for your ride.

Abran is a Senior Master Subaru technician at Subaru of America. With 18 years of experience, he’s eager to share his expertise and assist you in all things Subaru on OBD Advisor.

Haakan is a trainer at TOPDON USA, specializing in delivering comprehensive technical training for automotive technicians. His expertise ensures reliable and precise Topton scanner reviews on our website, providing you with trustworthy information.

Paul is the owner and the Editor in Chief of OBD Advisor. He’s been in the field of OBD for nearly 30 years. He was the OBD Development Supervisor (from 1988 to 1999) and then the OBD Technical Leader (from 1999-2017) of Ford Motor Company.

Tim’s been working as an automotive mechanic and blogger for over 15 years. He loves writing articles to share his expertise and experiences with the community.

Tom is an Automotive and Diesel Technology Instructor with 18 years of teaching expertise. With over three decades of experience in automotive and diesel fields, he’s held roles from repair to fleet maintenance. Tom is dual-certified in both Automotive and Diesel through Temple University.

Michael Griskauskas is an ASE Certified Master Technician who started his automotive career in 2004. He is a factory trained Fiat/Chrysler technician, although he has spent the majority of his career in the aftermarket. With a focus on imports, he enjoys keeping up with the ever changing technology and diagnostic techniques within in the industry.

Allen is an automotive service pro for 30+ years. Keeping pace while efficiently conveying these changes as an automotive technology instructor has been challenging as well as rewarding. Upon graduating with a degree in Automotive Technology from Texas State Technical College, he began my career as a suspension and alignment technician for a large-volume Toyota dealership.

Randy Worner has been working on cars and trucks for almost 45 years. He is currently a Technical Service Support Specialist at Cummins Inc. Randy has had 36 years’ experience teaching Automotive / Diesel Technology classes for UTI, Snap On Tools, Chrysler, Pepboys, Lone Star College, NAPA and TBC Corporation.