About Us

Keeping a car in top shape is no easy task, but the world is full of enthusiasts who love nothing more than spending a weekend under the hood. This site is for you.

What Do We Cover?

We put together Diagnostic Tools and Auto Repair Guides that answer every question you have about onboard diagnostics (OBD), repair procedures, tools, and replacement parts.

We’ve covered Diagnostic & Testing Tools such as code readers & scan tools, TPMS tools, battery testers, multimeters, battery chargers, jump starters, power inverters, automotive thermometers, timing lights, and more.

We use our experience and expertise to benefit you. Our desire is to make sure you’re able to make the right choice for your car, every time, to meet your need and solve the problems at the best price.

Of course, there are also many people who just want to be able to stop paying a mechanic every time the check engine light comes on. While there are some things that just can’t be repaired at home, no matter what, we love helping people learn more about how the car works and how to keep it working. That’s why we try to write our Auto Repair Guides in a way that’s easy to understand, no matter how experienced or inexperienced you may be.

Our Mission

Our goal is to help you avoid costly repair bills and keep your car running smoothly for years. With the right information, we think anybody can fix more car problems than they realize.

Whether you’re having TPMS problems or you just want know why the check engine light is on, we want to help.

We do the hard work of testing each tool to see how well it works so that you don’t have to. We outline exactly how to perform repairs, because we’ve done them before. Instead of paying someone to fix your car, we teach you how to do it yourself, and we give you a detailed guide on which products you’ll need to fix it.

How Are Things Curated?

We refuse to recommend a bad product. We stand behind every product we recommend, and that means we have a rigorous review process. The last thing we want is to tell you to buy something that turns out to be a dud, whether it doesn’t work at all or it’s just overpriced.

To make sure that no low-quality products slip through our review process, we’re careful to make sure that nothing low-quality slips through the cracks. If we recommend something, we stand behind it.

Here’s why you can trust us:

  • We actually try the products. Our reviews aren’t based on what other people say, they’re based on firsthand experience with the products. This way we know for sure what we think about it, and we don’t have to worry that someone else might have recommended it because of an endorsement deal, or a lack of experience.
  • We’re experienced car guys, mechanics and technicians. We know how to evaluate these parts and spot dubious advertising claims, and we can tell right away if something isn’t working the way it’s supposed to, or even if it simply doesn’t work as well as a different brand.
  • We’re unbiased. We don’t work for a manufacturer, and we don’t have deals with any of them either. Our product reviews and repair guides at completely honest, and we won’t recommend anything to you unless we think it’s the right choice.
  • Reviews from real users are part of our evaluation. We try everything, but we don’t discount the experience of others. It may be that a product we find easy to use is a terrible choice for someone with less experience. We take user reviews into account.
  • We look at brand reputation, not advertising. Brands with good reputations make good products, period. Nobody thinks highly of brands that make cheap stuff. We also look at the sales information. People don’t buy bad products over and over again. If a product sells well, it’s a good indication that it’s worth your money.

It’s important to us that you have all the information you need to buy exactly the right product. We’ll only recommend products that we’ve tried, that sell well, and that we know will work. You can trust that any product we recommend will get the job done.

Editorial Process

Our goal is to create the best possible content for you. We don’t want to stop at product reviews, we want to be your most trusted resource for car repair information. In addition to product reviews we post repair guides and informational articles, and that’s where we think our expertise really becomes important. Our experience means that we know cars like the backs of our hands, and we want to pass that kind of knowledge on. If our articles aren’t easy to understand, then we failed.

Transparency matters, too. All too often, information on car maintenance isn’t trustworthy, and it can feel like websites or body shops are trying to manipulate you into buying things you don’t need. We don’t ever want you to feel that way when reading our site. So, here’s everything you need to know about how we put together our articles.

OBD Advisor’s Expert Team

Our team of authors focuses on creating clear, easy-to-understand contents so that anyone can read our website and learn what they need to know.

Some of us are professional mechanics or technicians, others are car guys, enthusiasts who’ve spent years familiarizing themselves with the automotive industry, but all of us have expertise born of firsthand experience. Our authors are trustworthy because they work on cars day in, day out.

We edit our content to make it easy and fun to read, without removing any important information. We want to be sure that you can understand every word we write, and that you enjoy reading it, too. It’s important to us that even somebody with no automotive experience could use our site to learn how to work on their car.

No matter why you came to our site, we want you to leave with a deeper understanding of how your car works, and greater confidence in your own ability to diagnose and repair any problems that may arise.

Our team members are:

Tim Miller – Founder, Chief Editor

Tim Miller

Tim Miller is from Denver, Colorado. He has been working as an automotive mechanic and blogger for over 10 years writing articles to share his experiences and expertise. He is the founder and chief editor of obdadvisor.com. He is also the admin of the fan page facebook.com/autozikcom.

Contact: [email protected]

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Social Media: Facebook | Twitter

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Jean-Claude LandryWriter

Jean-Claude Landry
Jean-Claude Landry

Jean-Claude Landry is a professional auto mechanic by day and the editor of TheMechanicDoctor.com by night, a website oriented towards beginner and professional auto mechanics offering free resources as well as tips, tricks, tutorials and all kinds of other helpful stuff for car enthusiasts.

He’s one of our regular expert contributors on OBD Advisor.

Contact: LinkedIn

Michael Christopherson – Writer

Mike

Mike Christopherson has been in the Automotive business since the 1980s. He started his first real mechanic job at an auto body shop sweeping floors and installing parts. In 1984, he enrolled in the Automotive Engineering Technology program at Weber State in Ogden, UT.  Over the years he has worked as a technician, with tool companies and most recently went on his own doing diagnostic and programming work.

Mike still consults with several manufacturers. He enjoys the challenge of running from shop to shop assisting with diagnostic and programming needs. Mike also conducts custom training classes for companies that want custom fit instructions.

Contact: LinkedIn

Join Our Team, Write for Us, and Get Paid

If you’re an automotive instructor/trainer, an auto repair and maintenance expert, a professional mechanic, or a car guy and looking for a place to share your experiences, passion, expertise, and get Paidobdadvisor.com is the best place for you. Find more here.

Tim MillerFounderOBD Advisor

I’m Tim Miller from Denver, Colorado. I’m the founder of obdadvisor.com, an automotive blog about "Diagnostic Tools and Auto Repair". My fan page is facebook.com/autozikcom. I've been working as an automotive mechanic and blogger for over 10 years writing articles to share my experiences and expertise.

Web: https://www.obdadvisor.comEmail: [email protected]
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