Dec. 31, 2001 Corp. product developer Keith Andreasen granted U.S. Patent #6,687,587 for single-screen display to eventually be used in CarMD product.

Aug. 13, 2002

Registered Corp. with the U.S. Patent & Trademark office.

June 23, 2003

INNOVA® 3100 OBD2 Code Reader, the predecessor to the CarMD handheld device, sells 50,000 units and becomes North America’s best-selling Check Engine light tool for the do-it-yourself audience.

Jan. 3, 2005

Ieon C. Chen earns U.S. Patent #6,947,816.

Sept. 6, 2005

Ieon C. Chen registers U.S. Patent #6,941,203.

Mar. 29, 2006

CarMD™ officially launches to the public.

April 12, 2006

CarMD earns high marks in full-page Wall Street Journal article titled, “When the Check Engine Light is On”

April 30, 2006

Half-million hits to website in debut month.

June 21, 2006

Co-founder and Director of Technical Services Keith Andreasen earns his Double Master Technician Certification from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).

July 13, 2006

CarMD rated 88 (Very Good) by PC World magazine, which describes it as “This fast, simple diagnostic tool gives you complete downloadable information about your car’s onboard systems.”

Dec. 26, 2006

CarMD® becomes registered trademark with USPTO.

Jan. 2007

CarMD earns coveted 2007 CES Innovations Award in the Mobile Electronics Category from the Consumer Electronics Show.

Feb. 28, 2007

Fox News U.S.A. features CarMD Do-It-Yourself Car Check-Up on national newscast, resulting in over 500 units sold in a 24-hour period.

April 2007

Automotive Public Relations Council taps CarMD as 1st Runner Up in Excellence in Automotive PR awards.

September 2007 website now averages over 2.3 million hits to the site each month with nearly 500,000 unique visitors.

Nov. 15, 2007

CarMD makes its national television shopping debut on HSN with the 2100+ featuring unit and storage pouch. Unit sells out in minutes.

Dec. 15, 2007

CarMD airs on HSN, selling out again. Leads the hour with dollars sold per minute.

Dec. 1, 2007

CarMD hits 10,000 pieces and $1 million in sales milestone.

June 9, 2008 Harris Interactive® survey finds 10% of U.S. drivers who drive a car, light truck, SUV or minivan model year 1981 to present are currently driving with their “Check Engine” light on. Additionally, half of those drivers have had their “Check Engine” light on for more than three months.

July 21, 2008

Tomboy Tools and form a partnership in an effort to further both companies’ efforts to empower women.

Nov. 20, 2008 Corp. hires several new employees, including director of marketing, director of business development and web designer, under an umbrella organization aimed at expanding the company’s offering from consumer handheld tools to automotive web portal, retail, professional and consumer products and services.

Sept. 1, 2009 Corp. expands; moves into new corporate headquarters located at 11245 Young River Ave., in Fountain Valley, Calif.

Oct. 1, 2009

Premiere of CarMD Direct Response Television infomercial held at Marconi Automotive Museum.

Oct. 17, 2009

CarMD debuts dual-platform Mac/PC version of its award-winning consumer automotive diagnostic tool. Every CarMD® Handheld Device & Software Kit sold after October 17, 2009, features CarMD’s Runtime Software Version 3.0.3 or later, which is compatible with Apple® Mac OSX version 10.4.4 to version 10.5.x and most PC operating systems.

Oct. 28, 2009

CarMD sponsors Motor Press Guild Track Day Event at AAA Club Speedway.

Nov. 1, 2009

CarMD launches TV infomercial test to regional and national audiences. The DRTV campaign is designed to educate drivers about how the CarMD product helps consumer to save time and money on their automotive maintenance and repairs.

Dec. 8, 2009

CarMD eclipses 50,000-piece sales milestone of its handheld automotive device & software system.

Dec. 15, 2009

CarMD earns “Compatible with Windows 7” logo from Microsoft Corporation.

Dec. 21, 2009

New CarMD® Vehicle Health Monitor is confirmed to support new Apple® Macintosh OS X Snow Leopard operating system.

Feb. 11, 2010

The Edison Best Product Awards selected CarMD Vehicle Health Monitor as one of only four finalists in the prestigious awards’ electronics and computers category.

Feb. 16, 2010

CarMD earns The Mac Observer Editor’s Choice Award for one of the best product to debut during Macworld 2010 Expo.

April 2010

Harris Interactive® survey, commissioned by CarMD, find that 82 percent of U.S. vehicle owners are more focused on extending the life of their current vehicle than they have been in the past with a prior vehicle. However, only half (52%) follow a regularly scheduled automotive maintenance program and one-quarter (25%) have been stretching out the time between services lately to save money.

Apr. 29, 2010

CarMD earns silver in the Electronics and Computers category of the prestigious Edison Best Product Awards.

May 28, 2010

CarMD Facebook page ( reaches 2,000-fan milestone just two months after launch. Company gives away two popular Apple iPads to lucky followers as part of social marketing contest.

Sept. 30, 2010

CarMD® Vehicle Health Matters™ Driving Tips Video Series launches online to educate vehicle owners about maintenance, safety and common sense tips to keep their cars and trucks better maintained.

Oct. 5, 2010

CarMD launches affiliate marketing program via the LinkShare Network.

Jan. 17, 2011 Corp. earns ISO 9001:2008 Certificationfor its quality management system governing the marketing of consumer automotive diagnostic products and services. 

Apr. 27, 2011

The first annual CarMD® Vehicle Health Index™ debuts.  This groundbreaking index is the first ever to divulge a range of statistics regarding the most common repair and reliability problems, costs and safety issues that affect 1996 and newer vehicles driven in the U.S. – foreign and domestic. 

Sept. 15, 2011 The Electronic Retailing Association's 2011 Moxie Awards name the "Save with CarMD" TV infomercial the "Best Long Form of the Year -- Under $250K" and award Chris Jacobs best presenter of the year for hosting the CarMD DRTV program.
Nov. 15, 2011 CarMD® Vehicle Health Index ranks top vehicles and manufacturers based on fewest "check engine"-related problems and lowest repair costs.
Nov. 21, 2011 The popular CarMD ®Vehicle Health System becomes available for purchase from, and shipping to Canada via
Jan. 15, 2012 Corporation relocates its headquarter offices to a 100,000 square-foot facility in Irvine, Calif.
Mar. 1, 2012 CarMD reaches 12,000 fans on its Facebook page.
Mar. 29, 2012 Second annual CarMD® Vehicle Health Index™ reveals no. 1 most common "check engine"-related car repair is a faulty oxygen sensor, which - if ignored - can negatively impact fuel economy by as much as 40%.
Apr. 19, 2012 CarMD debuts its retail sales and merchandising program during the 2012 National Hardware Show held in Las Vegas.
Apr. 26, 2012 Spanish language version of CarMD debuts for Hispanic customers in North America, complete with full product website ( and ASE-certified Spanish-speaking support.
Jul. 10, 2012  CarMD expands affiliate marketing program to include Canadian and U.S. Hispanic partners.
Sept. 25, 2012 Pep Boys -- Manny, Moe & Jack becomes the first brick-and-mortar retail outlet to sell the popular CarMD Vehicle Health System product.