ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Speedemissions (OTC Bulletin Board: SPMI), who recently introduced the first iPhone app for basic automobile safety, has available for iPhone owners its CARbonga Version II app in the iTunes store.
“We’re very excited about this new version of CARbonga and what it means to the car owner. Especially for parents who want to be sure their son or daughter is driving a safe vehicle”
CARbonga is the first app (also runs on the iPad and iPod touch) to give the motorist their vehicle’s basic safety information by reading the safety system codes through its On-Board Diagnostic (OBDII) system. CARbonga Version II gives them the following: improved speed and performance, automatic safety scan, improved dashboard display and an expanded vehicle list. Along with these new benefits, CARbonga has added Safety Recalls and Technical Service Bulletins, over 19,000 diagnostic trouble codes and descriptions. Of these, 3,000+ are Safety Related diagnostic trouble codes and descriptions. And, there are over 14,000 manufacturer specific diagnostic trouble codes and descriptions. Another benefit is CARbonga displays an OBDII port locator for the motorist.
As a result, the average car, truck, SUV or mini-van owner can find out what’s going on “under the hood” in a matter of sixty seconds or less. By simply downloading the CARbonga app and using the GL1 cable (available on Amazon), car owners can begin their own preventive maintenance program. They’ll be alerted as to what trouble codes failed and which are pending. This gives the motorist a feeling of automobile safety they never had without visiting the local car mechanic. CARbonga quickly lets the car owner know about codes for anti-lock brakes, safety restraint systems, tire pressure monitoring and more.
In addition to maintaining the safety of their own vehicle, CARbonga Version II gives the motorist access to the Safety Recall Notices issued on their car by the manufacturer. Plus, it provides the car owner with Safety Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) sent to the dealer about the car. This means when a consumer wants to purchase a used car, they can quickly learn about the “real” history of the vehicle by using CARbonga. The buyer can see how many times a car has been recalled and ask the seller if all recall work has been satisfactorily performed. They can ask the seller if any or all of the recommended work noted in the Technical Service Bulletin has been completed.
“We’re very excited about this new version of CARbonga and what it means to the car owner. Especially for parents who want to be sure their son or daughter is driving a safe vehicle,” said Rich Parlontieri, President and CEO of Speedemissions. “Not only is this a good value at $9.99, but the fact you can now see potential problem issues the manufacturer had with the car through either the Safety Recall Notice or TSB gives real substance to the app,” added Parlontieri.
About Speedemissions and CARbonga©
CARbonga is a product of Speedemissions, Inc. Speedemissions is a leading vehicle emissions and safety inspection company based in Atlanta, Georgia. Speedemissions, Inc. provides services in certain areas where auto emission testing is mandated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Since the emission testing market is highly fragmented, Speedemissions expects to be the first company to create a national brand offering their customers quick and efficient vehicle inspections. The current focus of the company is the Atlanta, GA, Houston, TX, Salt Lake City, UT, and St. Louis, MO markets. For more information, please visit www.Speedemissions.com.
CARbonga is the first iPhone app that provides motorists with safety and mechanical information about their vehicle, instantly and affordably, allowing drivers to make smart choices about vehicle maintenance, vehicle safety and the purchase and/or sale of used cars. CARbonga taps into the OBDII diagnostic system of a 1996 or newer vehicle, scans and analyzes over 19,000 system codes pertaining to the safety systems, engine, transmission, body, chassis and more and provides a report on your iPhone in less than 60 seconds. For more information, please visit www.carbonga.com.
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