DescriptionCarista checks your vehicle for engine faults, allows you to clear any existing fault codes, and monitors your engine for overheating. Using a standard Bluetooth adapter that plugs into your vehicle’s diagnostic port (known as OBD port), Carista can determine the cause of your “check engine” light. The app also shows whether your vehicle is ready for U.S. emission testing. Works with 1996-current vehicles (U.S. market) or 2001-current vehicles (European market) and all other OBD2-compatible vehicles (see below). Carista is free and there are no ads!
Carista is extremely simple to use, with no configuration necessary: you can “CHECK FAULTS”, “RESET FAULTS”, or enable the overheat alarm. Carista automatically discovers and connects to your Bluetooth adapter. There are no settings, no device configuration, and no menus.
Are you ready for emission testing? Carista shows you whether each component in your vehicle’s emission-control system is ready to be tested by the authorities.
Paid feature: Carista can monitor your engine’s temperature and alert you if it reaches dangerous levels. Shutting off the engine on time can save it from major damage worth thousands of dollars.
- Android phone or tablet with Bluetooth capabilities (including Kindle Fire HD)
- ELM327 Bluetooth adapter, which you can get at many online retailers like Amazon (see http://www.prizmos.com/carista/hardware/ for more info on where to buy)
- US-market cars and light trucks since 1996
- European-market cars and light trucks since 2001 (petrol) or 2004 (diesel)
- Japanese-market vehicles that comply with JOBD (most 2001+ vehicles comply)
- All other OBD2-compatible vehicles for the rest of the world
Note: Carista is an OBD scan tool and diagnostics app with added functionality for the consumer. There is no Pro version, but there is a paid feature within the app that you can buy using Google Play In-App Billing. Carista does NOT display any real-time sensor data, gauges, performance, horsepower, torque, or any other live data. The idea of this app is to provide a simple and efficient way to diagnose your "check engine" or "service engine soon" light and prevent your engine from overheating. Nothing more, nothing less. Carista is compatible with all vehicles that comply with OBD2 (sometimes misspelled ODB), including Toyota, Lexus, Scion, Honda, Acura, Nissan, Infiniti, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Suzuki, BMW, Mercedes, VW, Audi, Seat, Skoda, Porsche, Opel, Peugeot, Citroen, Renault, Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Lancia, Mini, Lotus, Jaguar, Rover, Tesla, Chevrolet, Ford, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Buick, Cadillac, Pontiac, GMC, Lincoln, Saab, Volvo, Hyundai, Kia.