A Code Reader can be used to read and erase diagnostic trouble codes

Often your car will let you know ahead of time when something is screwy by turning on the Check Engine Light. Unfortunately there are dozens of stupid and unimportant reasons for the light to come on. But checking the code will give you something to go on whether it’s important or not. If your Check Engine light is on, do a quick CheckĀ CAT ET Checkup to be sure it’s nothing common and meaningless (which translates to “easy to fix for free.”)

The webcast is the first in a series featuring Caterpillar executives discussing topics related to the company’s strategy. Caterpillar Group President Rob Charter will host the first webcast, and the topic will be a review of Caterpillar’s Across the Table initiative. CAT Caterpillar ET Diagnostic Tool launched Across the Table in 2014 with its worldwide dealers to identify, build and strengthen the capabilities necessary to position the distribution model to serve the evolving needs of our customers.

A Code Reader can be used to read and erase diagnostic trouble codes as well as other additional features depending on the tool. These tools work on all vehicles 1996 and newer. All Actron Code Readers are CAN compliant. A Code Scanner reads diagnostic trouble codes generated by the vehicle’s system. Codes are displayed on the vehicle’s dashboard and/or identified through audio prompts. These products work with 1981-1995 vehicles.

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