Our engine diagnostic services help us to provide you with an accurate diagnosis of your vehicle’s engine problem
Most vehicles now have advanced computers that run electronic and engine control systems. These systems can be tapped into with our diagnostic software and discover a variety of issues in the following areas such as:
- Ignition System
- Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)
- Restraint System
- Fuel Injection System
- Emissions (Exhaust) System
- Electrical System
We use the latest in Autel and Snap on diagnostic equipment. We are capable of re-flashing almost any vehicle to the most current calibration.
A check engine light is a signal that something is failing, electrically or mechanically. In most vehicles a blinking light indicates an emergency and you need to have it towed right away. If not, it could cause damage to your vehicle.
If the light is staying lit all the time, the problem is not necessarily an emergency. The check engine light will sometimes come on and go off, that’s still a reason for concern, you should schedule an appointment as soon as possible. Modern automotive electronics often try to counteract when there’s a problem. You might not notice drop in performance, even though your vehicle is emitting harmful pollutants and your fuel mileage is going down and your vehicle is running rough. So it’s always best to have your vehicle serviced at an ASE certified automotive shop.
A check engine code can point you in the direction of the problem or sub system, but still requires a skilled professional to correctly diagnose and repair the problem. Most repair shops are charging a minimum of $120 to diagnose your vehicles check engine light. Some vehicles are more complex than others which may require additional diagnostic. Many vehicle owners are turning to the internet to help them understand the cause and are attempting diagnose the vehicle themselves. This can work in some instances, but when in doubt, seek a qualified technician for help.
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