Carly OBD Adapter – How to buy an OBD adapter and where?

If you are ready to get more control over your car the first step is getting your own OBD adapter and software. However, If you are unsure which solution is best, we have done the research for you and have the answer! After evaluating the top car diagnostic apps we recommend you get started with Carly!

For an affordable price, your Carly OBD adapter and app will deliver the performance that you expect from a top car diagnostic app! Depending on your car model, you will be able to access standard and/or premium features.


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These features include: performing your own diagnostics and maintenance, coding your car, and running a used-car check on your car.

Regardless of your car model, as long as it has an OBD2 port, Carly will let you access the extensive amount of data in your car and help you save up to $500 yearly in repairs and maintenance. Consider this as a great investment that will help you save time and money for the rest of your car’s life!

Whether you are an OBD expert or beginner we will guide you through how and where to buy the Carly OBD adapter and app.

How to Buy the Carly OBD Adapter and App

In order to start exploring all the features that Carly offers for your car, you will need two things:
the Carly OBD adapter (aka, Carly Universal Adapter) and
the Carly app.

With the OBD adapter and app, you’ll be fully equipped to start diagnosing your own car. Let’s dive a little deeper to give you more information about this product.

The Carly Universal Adapter

Carly OBD Scanner
Carly OBD Scanner

The Carly adapter connects to your car’s software through the OBD2 port and gathers all the information about your vehicle. Its small pocket size allows you to carry it everywhere and you can even leave it plugged into your car!

Carly’s solution uses the latest technology for onboard diagnostics called “OBD2”.  This technology allows you to use the same Carly Universal Adapter in every car manufactured with an OBD2 port.

Therefore, if you have more than one car you can use the same Carly adapter for accessing the data in all of your cars!

In order to access the data collected by the Carly OBD adapter, you will need the Carly app!

The Carly App

Carly App

Via the Carly app, you will be able to access all of your car’s information through your phone! The Carly app is free of charge if you want to use the standard OBD features. These are: carrying out your car’s generic diagnostics, emission checks, and certain live data parameters.

Additionally, if you want to access the premium features you can get the Carly app subscription for your car brand. The premium features include performing car maintenance, car coding, or a used car check

When purchasing the Carly app subscription, you also have the option of purchasing the “All brands” option. This is ideal and recommended if you own more than one car, and they are from different brands, for instance, one BMW and one VW.

With the “All brands” subscription, you will be able to unlock all the Carly features for any car brand supported by Carly! Therefore, if you want to carry out in-depth diagnostics on all of your cars, you will have access to do so! Otherwise, if you only purchase the “BMW” subscription, you will only have access to carry out the premium functions in BMW cars.

However, the premium features are only available for certain car models supported by Carly. Here you can check all the features that are available for your car.

Therefore, if Carly doesn’t support the premium features for your car model you don’t need to get the app subscription. The standard Carly features can be freely accessed for any car brand as long as it has an OBD2 port!

Example: How to buy Carly for your BMW

Let’s assume that you have a BMW. First, you can check here to see what features are available for your car.

Since Carly supports premium features for BMWs, you can decide if you want to buy the “BMW subscription” (in order to access the premium features) or just use the free app version and access the standard features.

In case you want to access the premium features, you can purchase the “BMW subscription”. If you have more than one car at home (for example, another BMW) you will be able to use the same BMW subscription to access the data on both cars!

However, if you own another car from a different brand (for example, VW) you can purchase the “All brands” subscription in order to access both of your BMWs and VW’s information!

Regarding the Carly Universal Adapter, as mentioned before, you can use the same one for every car regardless of the brand!

Like having your own mechanic!

Where to buy the Carly OBD Adapter and App

You can get the Carly Universal Adapter on the Carly website. Additionally, you can also purchase your Carly app subscription through our website or via the App Store for iPhones and Play Store for Androids.

How to use the Carly Adapter

Where is the OBD2 port in my BMW 3 E90 (2005-2013)

Once you have ordered the Carly OBD2 adapter and bought a subscription for your car brand (in case you want to access premium features) the last step is getting your setup ready! This is fairly simple.

Firstly, you will need to locate the OBD2 port for your car. You can usually find it under the steering wheel. Here you can find an OBD2 port guide that will help you find the exact location.

Secondly, connect the Carly OBD2 adapter to the OBD2 port. Next, download the Carly app on your phone and log into your account.

Finally, turn on your phone’s Bluetooth and connect your phone to the Carly adapter.

Once you have paired your phone to the Carly OBD2 adapter, the Carly app will display your car’s information on your screen!

In the app, you will be able to see your car’s overall health status and it will display all the available features so you can start using what works with your car! Here you can see all the features that Carly offers for your car!

Example: How to use the Carly OBD Adapter for your BMW

coding BMW

After you have purchased the adapter and app subscription for your BMW you can connect the OBD2 adapter to the OBD2 port and start diagnosing your car. In this post we guide you through locating the OBD2 port in your car model.

As mentioned earlier, Carly supports premium features for BMWs. Therefore, besides accessing the standard Carly features (such as OBD Health Diagnostics) you can also code your car and perform your own car maintenance!

Some of the coding features that you can perform on your BMW include coding your Welcome Lights, the automatic locking of car doors after reaching a given speed, and more! Here you can check out all the powerful features that you can code on your BMW.

How to Cancel your Carly Subscription

In case you wish to cancel your Carly subscription keep reading below.

If you have purchased the app license directly via Apple or Google, cancel the auto-renewal of your subscription in your Apple / Google Play account. Please note that Apple’s right of withdrawal applies to in-app purchases. Therefore, Apple App Store purchases cannot be canceled by us, you will have to get in contact directly with Apple.

And if you purchased the app subscription through the Google Play Store, please note that in-app purchases are subject to Google’s right of withdrawal. That means Google Play Store purchases can only be canceled directly in the Google Play Store on your device.

We want to be 100% transparent with you and help you have the best experience with Carly. Therefore, we want to reiterate that a refund via Carly is not possible for purchases made through Apple or Google.

We hope that you can enjoy your car even more with Carly, by gaining more control! We have developed Carly with the goal of giving you more transparency regarding your car’s health, to help you save time and money.

Now the only question remains, are you ready to take your car to the next level?

Like having your own mechanic!

The device that every car owner needs.

Ready to have complete control over your car’s functioning and health monitoring? Your OBD2 scanner is waiting for you!