To be perfectly, honest, an app list like this is difficult. Mechanics generally have a work-space that has everything they need. That includes tools, lifts, flashlights, and stuff like that. There aren’t a lot of use cases for Android apps in a mechanic shop. There are a few, though, and we have that list for you here. Here are the best mechanic apps for Android!
Car Fault Diagnosis shows various problems with cars. It has a variety of categories for various types of problems. Most mechanics pretty much know what the problems are. However, an app like this can be helpful for troubleshooting if the problem isn't immediately obvious. The app is very simple to use. The UI isn't at all confusing or cluttered. That should help mechanics find the info they want quickly. It's definitely among the better mechanic apps.
OBD Car Scanner is one of the few mechanic apps that everyone should try. It features support for over a dozen standards, including OBD, OBD-2, and various others. You will need to buy a separate device in order to make the app work. The device communicates with this app on your phone via Bluetooth. It's a neat way to modernize the process of scanning for codes. Additionally, it helps make everything a little more portable for use outside of the shop.
Torque is another car scanner app. This one is fairly simple. It connects to a scanner device via Bluetooth. You can then see the scan codes on your phone. It features full OBD-II support. The app can take measurements of things like engine fault codes, performance data, and more. The app is also customizable. You do still need to buy the Bluetooth car scanner yourself. However, this app works quite well displaying those codes.
We're reaching a little bit with this one. Udemy is an online learning platform with a ton of different courses. Some of those courses involve auto mechanics. Mechanics generally know how cars work. However, taking the occasional course can keep the brain sharp. Courses are relatively inexpensive, although some can climb as high as $50. The app lets you watch video lectures and view the instructor's various files. It's good for what it is, even if it's not what you normally think of when it comes to mechanic apps.
YouTube is another excellent resource for mechanics. There are a ton of tips and tricks videos, tutorials, and walk-through videos for auto mechanics. Mechanics probably won't need the ones that show the basic stuff like changing oil. However, there are dozens of tutorials on rebuilding engines from scratch. It can be fairly helpful. YouTube is free to use with advertising. You can remove the ads and get a few extra features if you pick up YouTube Red.
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