Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Scan Tool And Socket Set - A Complementary To Car Repair And Maintenance

Scan Tool
It always been a dream of people to drive in its personal highly modern vehicle packed from all sides which not only prevent from the pollution of highly rushed roads but also it signifies a royal look of the person.
But as technology advances, this dream starts becoming true. There has been an era of advanced motor vehicles being launched in the market and also in reasonable prices. The advanced facilities which are nowadays employed in advanced technology driven cars are GPS led cars, scan tools, and many more like this. 
Scan tool is equipment which is used to figure out the requisite data and information. It is available in numerous configurations and competencies. Although in broader sense, these are of two types as PC based and stand alone. The stand alone scan tools run without the computer. The PC based tool requires computers but it takes advantage of the most advance models of computers and laptops.
The more advanced versions of tool in this category are On Board Diagnostics Version IInd (OBD II). It takes over all the concerns in these advanced models of cars and other vehicles such as truck. Its services range from car re-fuelling, ignition mechanics, driving system. It makes aggregation of all the information about the car engine to it’s each and every component of the vehicle and sent all sort of data and information directly to the high tech computer installed in the vehicle.
This computer then sends direction to spark the combustion in the engine. It also optimizes the ignition process to make the engine an efficient and durable one. It also keeps control on each and every part of the vehicle to increase and maintain the performance of vehicle as a whole. This tool is available in various advanced range of cars as Toyota, BMW, Ford, Mitsubishi, etc.
A wrench having different heads to change with to fit various different size bolt and nuts in machinery is so called a socket. It is just like a hollow fitting which help to make a firm fixing on the top of the nuts and bolts. It also provides with an arm to handle it safely and firmly. This arm exerts pressure on the bolt to be fitted in the exact place tightly. The socket set is available in various socket designs, sizes instead for different sized bolts and nuts to tighten it.
As various complicated types of nuts and bolts are being used in modern machines, a need is felt also to operate them easily with specific equipment. It requires a great amount of pressure to be exerted to make it loose or tighten it. Thus, a specific set of sockets are used to be applied on these bolts. Normally other sockets are composed of weak and fragile steel. Thus, these steels do not long lasting.
But these newly developed set of sockets constitute of flexible type of steel which may mould but do not crack easily. The various other accessories which are available to wrenches to make ease in handling fasteners are universal joints, breaker bar, extension, adapters, etc.   
Breaker bar gives extra long arm to sockets which help in exerting more pressure to nuts and bolts. Extension, it also gives length to sockets which help mechanic to tighten or loosen them which could not be possible with a short arm socket. Adapters help socket to use in wrenches of different size and designs. Universal joints consists of two adjustable joints which make joints to each other making L-shape position which resulted to easy handling of complicated fasteners. These sockets are friendlier to hand tools for manual operation.