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Monthly Archives: September 2016

My Car Needs a Diagnostic!

My Car Needs a Diagnostic!

From time to time we will get a call into the shop from a customer asking for a Diagnostic for their car. We will always ask the caller what is going on with their car in order to understand the issue that they're concerned with. We get everything from a warning light being on to issues with how the car runs and even complaints about a strange noise their vehicle is making. Many times the caller has the impression that we have machine or tool that we can plug into the car that will tell us all of the car's problems. Unfortunately, there is no such tool. While today's modern vehicle has many sensors, computers and miles of wire, it can be very complicated to get to the root cause of a problem. The good news is that while there is no magic box that we can plug into your car, our mechanic has the tools that can communicate with the modules on your car. The tool, known as a scan tool, can give us information as to where the problem occurs. Many times a trouble code will be sto ... read more


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