Carista App – What does it Do?

Need to diagnose a warning light? Want to activate hidden features and get rid of annoying beeps? Want to have dealer tools in your glovebox? Carista gives you all of that for a fraction of the cost of a single dealer visit.

Carista supports a wide range of models by Volkswagen, Audi, BMW, Lexus, Mini, Scion and Toyota. Get the Carista OBD2 adapter and you will receive:

  • Free 1-month trial of paid app features
  • Compatibility with a multitude of partner apps
  • Support for both Android and iOS


  1. Advanced features are only supported on certain models by Volkswagen, Audi, BMW, Lexus, Mini, Scion and Toyota. Please make sure your car is supported before purchasing the adapter.
  2. Purchasing the Carista OBD2 adapter gives you a 1-month free trial of all paid functionality in the Carista app. To continue using these features after the trial expires you must purchase a subscribtion.

How it works

Plug in the adapter

The OBD2 port is usually located under the dashboard.

App connects to the car

Everything happens automatically. Just make sure that your Bluetooth is “ON”.

Control your car experience

Diagnose faults and cofigure settings the way you want them to be.


Basic OBD2 diagnostics 

Find out why your “Check Engine” light is on: Carista shows you a list of the fault codes stored in your vehicle, as well as their meanings. You can also reset the “Check Engine” light.

Advanced diagnostics*

Dealer-level electronic diagnostics (fault code checking and resetting) of all modules in the vehicle, incl. ABS, airbag, and other manufacturer-specific systems.

*For supported models only


Personalization of comfort & convenience features of the car. Customize your car to your liking and get rid of all those annoyances you have to deal with every time you get into your car. You can even enable hidden features that you didn’t even know your car had!

*For supported models only


Basic service

Carista shows you if your

car is ready for Emission tests — that way you can avoid the trip to the testing station before the vehicle’s systems have gathered enough driving data to be ready for testing.

Advanced service*

Volkswagen, Audi:

  • EPB retraction tool
  • Service reset
  • Launch control counter

*For supported models only – find all supported models here –

Get access to completely free features and a 1 month trial of our premium tools.

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To see if your car is supported go to

The Carista App is available for Android and iOS

The Carista OBD2 Adapter is available from Amazon