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12 days of technology, Day 10: FIXD OBD-II Active Car Health Monitor

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The holidays are stressful enough without having to worry about finding the perfect gift for the ones you love. That’s why this holiday season, MyITpros is stepping in and doing all the shopping for you! Whether you’re technically savvy or not, we’ve picked out 12 awesome gadgets that are sure to make you the gift-giving hit of the season.

Check back each day to discover the next perfect present during our 12 days of technology!

What it is: FIXD OBD-II Active Car Health Monitor

Many people associate the mechanic with… well, panic. After all, mechanics can often be expensive and may make you wonder, “Am I being ripped off?” Enter FIXD—a useful little device that, when connected to Bluetooth and plugged into your car’s onboard diagnostics (OBD), will alert you when there is an issue with your vehicle.

Simply download the app (which is compatible with iOS and Android) to receive easy-to understand explanations of what is wrong with your car, the severity of the problem, why it needs to be fixed and a price estimate for how much the fix should cost. The app will also direct you to further resources (including local mechanics) and can be programmed to send reminders and updates about the status of your car and any routine maintenance needs. FIXD is compatible with any vehicle manufactured after 1996.

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How much it costs: $59.99

Fixd is currently selling for $59.99 with free standard shipping on Amazon. You can also head to the FIXD website, where the device is available for $59 and you can take advantage of “buy one, get one 50% off” and “buy two, get one free” deals.

Who to buy it for: The non-savvy car owner in your life

When you don’t know much about cars (and let’s be honest, many of us don’t), it can be confusing and overwhelming to be told by a mechanic that a “simple fix” will cost $2,000. FIXD makes the perfect gift for the clueless auto owner or anyone else you know who bought a lemon and is now paying for it (literally)!

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