Taking the time for regular under-the-hood vehicle checks will help prevent problems later. Spending just 15 minutes every month may prevent 70% of problems that lead to highway breakdowns. The best preventative maintenance is to catch problems early before they become a large/expensive issue for you and your vehicle. Run through the following list every month or every 1,000 miles:
If your Check Engine light is illuminated, your vehicles computer has found a problem and it has stored a code in it’s memory. Many shops and parts stores advertise that they will scan your computer for free. We too can perform this task for you, but this is not always an accurate diagnosis.
In today’s vehicles there can be hundreds of different codes that can be stored for various reasons for different vehicles, and many times the inexpensive code readers cannot retrieve them all.
The summarized code description is only meant to be a “starting point” in the diagnostic process. With every code there is a diagnostic process/check list that needs to be worked through. This process can be time consuming, but it will help to pinpoint the specific component at fault within that particular system that has set the code in your vehicles computer. With a proper in-depth scan and diagnosis you will avoid “throwing” parts at the problem hoping that one will be the fix.
By using the latest diagnostic equipment, our trained technicians can accurately find the problem, fix it and get you back on the road again. Give us a call anytime with questions or to set-up an appointment 619-562-3933. We are here to help you keep your vehicle running at it’s best!