At first glance, you may think an aftermarket diagnostic tool for your Freightliner Cascadia is totally unnecessary for you. But guess what, these are truly fantastic little tools to keep with you, as they can help diagnose all sorts of problems while saving you a fortune in repair costs, even when out on the road.
A heavy duty diagnostic scanner can provide you with a large amount of information about your Cascadia that you probably never knew you could get. Besides the obvious of being able to read the diagnostic trouble codes which you can use to diagnose specific issues with your Cascadia, a good scanner will provide many features beyond this. Decent scanners can give your information on your Freightliner's O2 sensor data, batter power, emissions information, trouble code resets, oil light service reset and even some top line tools will be able to perform forced diesel particulate filter (DPF) regeneration on your Cascadia. Diagnoses can be made right across the spectrum of modules in your truck from engine, transmission, brake, instrument panel, fuel system, climate and much more.
The biggest issue with finding the correct diagnostic tool for a Freightliner Cascadia has always been finding one that fits the three big important features easy to use, cost effective and can operate across most of the modules (transmission, fuel, engine, brake, etc) that make up the truck. Often finding a tool that is capable of this is near impossible and one would need to buy many separate tools. Additionally knowing which protocols you need for your truck can be near impossible to search out. After reviewing many such tools we have found the best to be the Freightliner Cascadia Heavy Duty Scanners that we have personally tested and selected that are extremely well priced and not only that, easy to use and take on the road with you in your truck. There are 2 models one with the diesel particulate filter regeneration mechanism and another without.