AA Car Genie

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  1. YorkshirePud

    YorkshirePud Full Member

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    Had an interesting email from the AA this morning regarding a new product of theirs...

    https://www.theaa.com/breakdown-cov...ine-cargenie&dclid=COPwn9uKvdQCFcUS0wodB_UJ-w

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfOk9Fp1XQE

    In essence it seems to be a wireless ODB reader, like many people already have, with an associated app. sounds interesting. im kinda wondering if you can use the find my car feature as a cheap tracker in case it gets stolen?

    At £29 for a whole year it seems quite reasonable, though you do have to be an existing member. And how does it compare to just owning a bluetooth odb with the free apps?
     
  2. Legojon

    Legojon This is the last mod, I promise.

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    I like the sound of some of the features (using as a tracker if it gets stolen, crash assistance). But I would have thought it'd be the first place a thief would check for a tracker. The thing I don't like is:

    "Data will be sent to us from your car about your driving style and habits. This includes harsh braking, acceleration and cornering" which is pretty much every time I take the car out.

    I'd also worry that every time I get an error code flag up (I get a random emissions one for example that I just clear every couple of months), someone would be phoning me touting for business.

    Doesn't say anything about battery drain either. I purchased the OBD reader I have currently because its got a sleep mode for when the engines off. I've not seen any others that do that and eg Carista recommend you remove theirs when the engines off.
     
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  3. JasonHughes22

    JasonHughes22 New Member

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    Sounds like something worth looking into.
     
  4. theoldboy

    theoldboy Senior Member

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    Not sure as there are many very cheap OBD11 Readers that can tell you that you have error codes for Free.

    Tracker - yes its great but as a lot of people use the OBD11 to clone the key to take the car it wont be active for long

    And i for sure dont want anybody having data on my driving style......
     
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