What is more frustrating than the ‘check engine’ light? Is the engine about to overheat? Is the block going to crack? Will I be left on the side of the road? Or is it simply that the attendant forgot to tighten the gas cap after the last fill up? (Believe it or not, this is a common cause of that pesky ‘check engine’ light.) The vast majority of drivers do not know what the ‘check engine’ light indicates, or how to find out what it means. They either ignore it, or go to the nearest repair shop with no idea what could be awaiting them.
Some vehicles may have more complex display screens that can show error messages with more information, however, the majority of vehicles on the road today only give you a yellow triangle and in order to learn what the error is a diagnostic tool must plug into the OBDII port when you are in the vehicle. And it still may not be enough information for the driver to determine if the problem is urgent and how much it is likely to cost to repair it.
Gluon can monitor and diagnose multiple vehicles, even remotely. Vehicles that have an OBD (on-board diagnostic) II port, which includes any vehicle sold in the United States since 1996, provide self-diagnostic information about the vehicle to the repair technician.
With Gluon, consumers and fleet managers can now get this information as well. Gluon pulls the diagnostic trouble code, or DTC, from the vehicle and translates it for the consumer. The consumer will know what the problem is before they get to the repair shop. They will also know which parts are necessary to fix the problem. The consumer can even order the parts through the app, potentially saving them hundreds or even thousands from unscrupulous mechanics. We believe you should not be charged for what you don’t need, and empowering our consumers with this knowledge will help them curtail these sort of repairs.