Fixd Reviews: A High-Tech Application For Every Car Enthusiasts

​Today, we have smartphones, smart homes, and even smart vehicles.

But what many people don’t yet realize, is that they don’t have to go and spend the family vacation fund on a new set of wheels to keep up with the times.

Why?

Because any car can become a smart vehicle. That’s right! Even you’re 1980s classic that has been gathering dust in the garage for more months than the wife cares to count.

Now, you can finally get around to finding out a little more about it, and it won’t cost you a small fortune down at Dave’s local garage.

For years, you’ve avoided his greasy paws, much to the detriment of your dad’s cherished car.

But now it’s time. Now it’s possible. Now, you can do it yourself.

How? By using Fixd.

This simplistic device is a car enthusiasts’ best friend – as much as it’s a greedy, underhanded mechanic’s foe.

It will tell you what you need to know about your car, without hurting your wallet.

In this article, we’ll perform a thorough Fixd review, that will give you all the nuts and bolts of the app, allowing you to make the decision on whether or not you want to take a test drive with this innovative tech.

We think you will. Let’s find out!

What Exactly Is The Fixd App?

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Fixd has been created by Fixd Automotive – a company based in Georgia.

The app actually combines both hardware and software to offer car owners a device that can analyze information about their vehicles, and provide useful insights regarding maintenance issues.

This works similar to a diagnostic tool, as the hardware feeds data points from the car directly to the corresponding Fixd app, on the user’s smartphone.

From there, Fixd identifies issues with the vehicle, which you can then provide to a trusted mechanic. (i.e. Not greedy Dave).

How Does The Fixd App Work?

​To understand just how Fixd works, let’s dive a little deeper into the details.

Fixd has a sensor, which you can plug into one of the OBD-II ports in your vehicle. You can simply leave that plugged in, as your car will power it. Therefore, you never have to concern yourself with recharging the sensor.

The app we mentioned earlier is mandatory, otherwise, you won’t really be able to use Fixd.

So, if you don’t already own an iOS or Android device, perhaps your next step should be to stop reading this review, or any other Fixd reviews for that matter, and go and buy (or borrow) a smartphone.

Now, with your shiny new futuristic smartphone, you can get the app.

Launch it, and create your account.

To connect the app with the sensor, sit in the car and use Bluetooth. Once the sensor and app are hooked up, it’s easy for the sensor to transmit valuable information to the app.

You’re now free to use the app to see what is going on with your car at any time, and a nifty little feature is that the Fixd sensor will send notification alerts to your phone whenever something is a little awry with your car.

Which Cars Are Compatible With Fixd?

If you want to use Fixd with your car, all you need is a vehicle that has an OBD-II port. So, if you happen to own or use a vehicle that was built anytime in the past 20 years, sometime after 1996, then you’ll most likely be in business.

To verify this, get into the car and have a poke around for the port. It should be close to the glovebox, quite often it is located just under it.

If, however, your car was made sometime before 1996, then you’ll not be able to use Fixd and you should find a trusted mechanic to work on your vehicle.

The device and software can work with many hybrid vehicles, and Fixd is also undertaking beta tests with many diesel vehicles.

Browsing Through Fixd Reviews: What Types Of Car Issues Can Fixd Do?

It may surprise you just how much Fixd can do for you. The company claims their sensor is able to identify an impressive 6,800 potential problems that could trigger the check engine light on your dashboard.

That being said, the company doesn’t list every single one of these, so those claims are yet to be verified.

What we do know is the device is able to identify some major issues affecting your vehicle. For example, it can tell you that your O2 sensor has just failed, or that you need to know the temperature of your engine oil is too high.

This is useful advice indeed, especially if your car has a major issue that needs attention. Knowing this before embarking on a road trip through the wilderness could save you from serious hassle.

Another feature is the option for clearing the check-engine light. As aforementioned, there are literally thousands of reasons for that little bulb to mysteriously start glowing. If you’ve already decided that it’s just not that big a deal, then you might want to turn the light off so it stops taunting you, sewing seeds of doubt in your mind every time you drive.

With Fixd, you can put it to rest.

You can also clear other lights on the dashboard, such as the Airbag, ABS, or even Stability Control lights. That last option is useful if you happen to live in an area with terrible, pothole-filled roads.

Furthermore, you can use Fixd to review and track all maintenance work done on your vehicle.

When you plug the Fixd sensor in, it will provide some recommendations from the vehicle manufacturer for various maintenance milestones. As the sensor tracks your mileage, it can then send alerts to your smartphone, advising you to get some maintenance checks at appropriate times.


​How Does Fixd Differ From Similar Devices?

As great as this device is, we can’t be totally biased in this Fixd review. There are a few other contenders available today, which can track the health of your vehicle similar to Fixd.

Some of the top names include Verizon’s hum+, the Zubie Key, and CarMD. Similarly to Fixd, they have a connection for the car and an accompanying smartphone app that gives the user some insights into any issues with the vehicle.

What makes Fixd stand out from the pack is that it is widely available at some of the largest retailers on the planet.

More importantly, the app is recognized as being a leader in terms of its design and programming.

Fixd breaks problems down into basic terms so that anyone can understand what is going on, from your mom to Greedy Dave, to the pros that you are actually willing to pay to fix the issues.

The device doesn’t give you a vague code or befuddling technical overview of the matter. Instead, it alerts users to the following:

  • Severity level of the problem
  • Potential consequences if you continue driving
  • Timeline for maintenance specific to the make, model, and manufacturing year of the vehicle

A Little More About The Fixd App

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So, while the sensor is the hardware doing the hard work, the smartphone app’s software is the end that you will actually interact with.

It’s where you can actually learn things about your car.

In an ideal world, the screen would remain blank and you would never get any alerts because your car is so perfect and problem-free that it would never dare trouble you or your weekend Chinese takeaway fund with expensive mechanical disasters.

But, that’s not how life works.

When you have reason to use the app, you’ll find that it has a clean and clear interface, which makes for an enjoyable UX (user experience), even if the results are less than pleasing.


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Fixd lists errors in a dedicated tab, and provides a description for each one. You’ll also be able to find out more about what could possibly happen next with these problems, giving you insights into just how bad this is.

Here’s an example:

Your car has an O2 sensor. Fixd just sent you an alert, telling you that the O2 sensor has failed.

Ten minutes pass since the O2 sensor failed, and you can still breathe inside the car. You assume it’s okay, but just to be safe, you open a window.

Deeming it to be a minor issue, you mentally move ‘O2 sensor’ into the same bucket of ‘Surplus Things you don’t need in life’, right between ‘The human appendix’ and ‘Finish grade school’.

Now, if you take the time to read on, Fixd will tell you that the problem may lead to some fuel economy issues, where you will get fewer miles to the gallon.

Also, the vehicle may be in danger of failing a state emissions test.

Suddenly, you’ll remember the fear and humiliation that came with upcoming tests again, and worry about spending your beer money on more fuel.

Even worse, if the car fails the test, you won’t be able to drive home from the pub.

See how Fixd can save the day?

Another awesome feature is that the app is able to manage sensors in several cars. This allows you to plug sensors into all the family cars, or all your company work vehicles, and then receive valuable data on a single smartphone.

How Much Does The Fixd Device Cost?

​Pricing

For a single Fixd sensor, the going rate is $$. You can, however, get a good deal for buying several units. This is a good choice when there are multiple family cars or company fleets.

Two sensors cost $$, saving you around 50% on the second unit. While a three-sensor bundle is just $118, effectively a buy-two-get-one-free deal.

All Fixd sensors come with the standard 30-day, money-back guarantee.

The best place to buy the sensor is on the Fixd website or on Amazon. You can also find them at major retail stores like Best Buy and Walmart.

​What are People Saying about Fixd?

​On Amazon, the average Fixd reviews are pretty solid. Ratings from over 1500 users have leveled out at 4.3 stars, which is a pretty solid score.

Many people love how easy it is to get up and running with Fixd, with just a simple sensor connection and an easy-to-use app.

A few have complained they had trouble connecting the sensor. That might be a car-specific issue or just the type of person who puts their window down when the O2 sensor is broken.

Overall, the general consensus is that Fixd is a cost-effective device that provides useful insights into the workings of your vehicle.

Over time, this can save you time, money, and inconvenience, as you will be able to diagnose some problems yourself, and catch issues before they develop into major problems.

You’ll learn a little more about your car along the way and feel more confident going into professional mechanics whenever there is an issue that needs to be addressed.

With Fixd by your side, you can feel more involved with the maintenance of your car, taking some of the control to ensure that you don’t always have to put your trust in people like Greedy Dave.

Who knows?

After reading some more Fixd reviews of your vehicle, you might even be able to teach him a thing or two about cars.

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Paul

Digital Poet at BurnWorld Inc.

I am the Team Leader here at BurnWorld. I am an audio/video enthusiast and have been in this industry for over 10 years. I love testing DVD/Blu-Ray and Video software.


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