Just as an annual check-up helps you remain in good health, regular diagnostic tests allow your auto technician to detect problems with your vehicle before they escalate into major problems that require extensive repairs – or even leave you stranded on the side of the road. Using state-of-the-art equipment, the expert auto technicians at Queen City Motors Service Center can perform diagnostics on your vehicle to determine if any maintenance is required to keep you driving safely. Schedule your next diagnostics test today.
The Importance of Diagnostics
Modern vehicles are complex, but diagnostic testing takes some of the guesswork out of automotive maintenance and repairs. With the proper tools, a qualified auto technician can quickly pinpoint any issues, saving you time, money, and stress. Testing your vehicle thoroughly using diagnostics ensures that your mechanic isn’t guessing when it comes to repairs.
Additionally, it’s less expensive to schedule diagnostic testing – paying a qualified technician to get the diagnosis right the first time – than it is to replace components based on intuition or the recommendation of a dishonorable mechanic who doesn’t have your best interests in mind.
How Diagnostic Testing Works
When an issue arises with your vehicle, its computers may store a diagnostic trouble code (DTC). The code won’t communicate the exact issue, but it will reveal where the fault lies generally so that your mechanic can thoroughly test the components to determine the cause of the warning light. After diagnostic testing, you will have an accurate diagnosis of the problem that an auto technician can use to repair your vehicle correctly.
Additionally, diagnostic tools check a vehicle’s computer system for manufacturer notifications and information about the vehicle’s history. This gives the auto technician a more complete picture of the vehicle and helps ensure that the vehicle is properly maintained and repaired.
When to Schedule Diagnostic Services
Some people think that diagnostics are only necessary when a vehicle’s “Check Engine” light comes on, but it’s important to take a proactive approach to car maintenance and schedule regular diagnostic tests for your vehicle. We recommend that you schedule diagnostics at least once a year or when any of the following situations arise:
- If you’re experiencing an issue with your vehicle, such as drivability problems, reduced fuel economy, or an illuminated “Check Engine” light
- If you hear strange noises while driving
- If you simply feel that something is “off” with your vehicle
- If you’re planning to purchase a used car
A diagnostic exam can help your auto technician get to the root of a variety of issues, including problems involving your vehicle’s engine, transmission, exhaust system, oil tank, brakes, fuel injector, air flow and coolant, ignition coils, throttle, and other major components.
Before diagnostic testing was possible, identifying automotive problems was time consuming and expensive. The computerization of vehicle components has benefited consumers and auto technicians alike. It allows technicians to quickly pinpoint problem areas using specialized software, and this ensures that consumers don’t waste money on unnecessary repairs and can enjoy peace of mind knowing that their vehicle is being properly maintained.
Schedule your next diagnostic test today so that Queen City Motors can detect any problems with your vehicle before they cause a breakdown.