Most vehicles are equipped with an On-Board Diagnostics System (OBD) that monitors your engine performance, along with a few other computers that are monitoring the transmission and other electronic items in the vehicle. When the computer senses an issue or discrepancy in performance, the changes are reported through your vehicle’s computer system. If this happens we recommend booking your vehicle in for diagnostics. Engine diagnostics allow our trained technicians to gather helpful information about the operating condition of your engine.
Regular maintenance and tune-up’s are the most effective ways to prevent unexpected engine trouble. Having our experts check ignition components, fuel lines, belts and the evap system is also a great way to prevent future engine troubles.
While regular engine maintenance will help ensure that your engine always performs at peak condition, there are always things that can and will happen. The “check engine” or “service engine” light is a sure sign that something is just not right, and your vehicle should be looked at by a professional sooner than later.
In some cases your vehicle’s On-Board Diagnostics (OBD) system will detect an engine issue and store the corresponding repair code. Please note; this code will not directly tell you the answer, or what needs replacing. This is only a guideline and or direction to take when diagnosing the problem reported by your computer. Our technicians are trained to follow the appropriate diagnostic procedures and pinpoint tests to narrow down the problem and recommend the appropriate solution.
Things to look and listen for if you think there could be a problem with your vehicle. Slow-cranking, rough idling, stalling, knocking, or pinging while accelerating are all signs that you should seek diagnostics by a professional.