Quality of Build
Screen is a bit small and the design is basic, but it reliably does what it’s supposed to.
Value For Money
It’s a basic model with limited functions, but it’s priced accordingly.
Ease of Use
Large, easy to read text and a simple control scheme makes it very beginner friendly. Slightly small screen.
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Specialty cars can be a pain to take care of, making it crucial that you can diagnose problems on your own if you want to save on garage bills. This is especially true for cars like BMWs that have unique manufacturer codes that require a specific kind of scanner.
If you’re a novice DIYer or beginner to the self-repair scene, the Creator c110 may just be the entry level scanner for your BMW or MINI.
Creator C110 Review
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Compact and portable, this small-screened tool allows you to scan, diagnose, and clear errors in your BMW or MINI-brand vehicle’s engine. It will work on most BMW/MINI cars & trucks made between 2000-2014, including the BMW 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, X, and Z series. It can also tell you information about your car or truck, including the model number, VIN, and more.
The device plugs into the ODBII port on your car through a 16-pin connector cable. This powers the device, allowing you to access the home screen before choosing your model and performing the desired diagnostic scan. As you scan and repair the problems, the display’s live data stream also constantly updates the current status for easier diagnosis without needing to rescan.
Who is This Product For?
This scanner is rather basic in function and priced at a perfect entry-level price range. As it only works for BMW and MINI-brand models, its primary use is just for owners of one or both of these two brands. This means that it would be best for anyone looking to clear their CEL errors but wouldn’t offer much to a hardcore DIYer or repair shop.
When you order the Creator c110, you’ll receive the handheld device as well as the 16-pin connector that is attached to the device itself. It also adds to the value with a USB cable to update the scanner through your PC, a user manual, and a carry bag to hold everything safely and easily.
Overview of Features
This diagnostic scanner for BMWs and MINIs has a bright 2.4” LCD screen and easy navigation on the face that allows you to choose the functions you want to perform on your vehicle.
You can retrieve information about the vehicle model, VIN, and more as well as scanning the engine for any malfunctions or errors that popup on your dashboard. If you do have a check engine light on, you can clear that after diagnosing that it isn’t a problem, so you don’t have to worry about something going wrong. This model also has live data streaming to the display, allowing you to troubleshoot in real time.
It can be updated through the provided micro USB so that it’ll last your car’s lifetime and offer even better value for the money.
The c110 lacks support for scanning and clearing the SRS and ABS systems of your BMW/MINI, and sadly doesn’t work on other OBDII-compliant cars, making it simply a specialty tool.
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This scanner is pretty basic in both design and function. It is small enough to easily fit in your hand and be used one-handed thanks to its simple user interface. In terms of functionality, the c110 simply allows you to retrieve information about the vehicle or scan and clear engine problems and CELs. It cannot check other systems in your car nor can it work on non-BMW/MINI models, but it also doesn’t break the bank.
Consider the Creator c110 a solid introduction into DIY car maintenance on your BMW/MINI, but if you’re looking for a more comprehensive diagnosis or support for more brands, it may not be for you.