Reasons why you may consider an engine diagnostics
Every vehicle built since 1996 has been equipped with an On-Board Diagnostics System that monitors engine performance.
Discrepancies in performance levels are reported through your vehicle’s computer system. Once the “check engine” or “service engine” light is displayed, your next step should be to seek out an engine diagnostic service or an engine tune-up.
Engine diagnostics allow our staff to gather helpful information about the operating condition of your engine. The insights obtained during an engine diagnostic will determine the extent of suggested engine repairs.
The most common diagnostic trouble codes are generated in response to malfunctions in the power-train. Ultimately, regular engine tune-ups are necessary to optimize engine performance.
A tune-up is also one of the most effective ways to prevent unexpected engine trouble. During an engine tune-up, our staff may replace the spark plugs, spark plug wires, air filter, fuel filter, and distributor cap and rotor in your vehicle.
While regular engine maintenance will help ensure that your engine always performs at peak conditions, there are also signs you can look for that indicate an engine repair service is needed:
- The “check engine” or “service engine” light is on
- Slow-cranking, rough idling, stalling, knocking, or pinging while accelerating
- A decrease in gas mileage
- Detectable loss of power during acceleration
Our experts will also check emission levels, fuel lines, and belts and hoses. Engine diagnostics and regular engine tune-ups can help extend the life of your vehicle and improve the health of your engine.