When a warning light illuminates on your dashboard, an engine diagnostics check can help identify the problem before more serious damage occurs.
Most modern vehicles today contain an on-board computer known as an Engine Control Unit (ECU) which continually monitors the performance of the vehicle. Sensors all around the vehicle report back to the ECU if there are problems such as low fluid levels or increased engine temperature. When an issue is identified the ECU generates an error code.
There are literally hundreds of potential error codes that can only be read by specialist vehicle diagnostic equipment. While a warning light may display on the dashboard alerting you to an issue, a diagnostics check is required to understand the full extent and cause of the problem.
When it comes to being a car owner, one of the most frustrating things that tends to happen over time is that of having a dashboard light illuminate with no real indication as to what may be causing the problem. Specifically, it is common to have a “check engine light” come on, which is very vague since there are so many different things that can go wrong with a car engine. This can lead to a lot of worry and frustration for vehicle owners.
Dealing with car problems can be a real pain, especially when it is difficult to tell what the specific issue is. This is why it can be so useful to have diagnostic repairs done at a local auto shop in just a matter of minutes. Contact us for more details.