Computer Diagnostics

diagnosticsToday’s modern vehicles are more complex than ever before and usually require a highly skilled mechanic to help diagnose problems. Computer diagnostics give insight into a variety of issues and help to take the guesswork out of auto repair. At Ideal Automotive, we offer full diagnostics that can save you time, frustration, and money.

When do you Need Diagnostics?

There are several scenarios where you may need to run a thorough computerized diagnostics test. If the mechanic performs a visual inspection and cannot easily spot the issue, a full test can help them pinpoint the problem more quickly. If you are experiencing unusual noises, frequent drivability problems, or lower than normal gas mileage, you likely need to have some computer diagnostics run. Of course, when your check engine or service engine soon light come on, those are other reasons to get a diagnostic test performed to determine the root cause.

How Computer Diagnostics Work

Any time the check engine light comes on in your car, it stores what’s known as a trouble code in your vehicle’s computer. Typically, around four to five conditions must be met for a trouble code to be set, and your mechanic should check all of them before making a final decision on the type of repair that’s needed. The diagnostic trouble code is just the beginning of the troubleshooting process. This code will take your mechanic to an area for further testing. Running this information through a database of codes based on your vehicle’s make and model allows the auto technician to determine a precise problem. Once the exact problem has been identified, they can make the right repairs you need.

Get Your Car Scanned

Whether you’re experiencing issues with your car or just want to ensure that it’s running properly, come into Ideal Automotive for a computer diagnostics scan. We can connect our equipment to your vehicle and retrieve the codes that may be causing problems, or that are causing your check engine light to come on. We’ll give you an informative result with a printout containing all the pertinent information you need to make a decision as a consumer. Our trained experts can then recommend the next steps and the appropriate service for your particular needs. This ensures that you have the tools and information you need to get the right repairs done the first time.

To schedule a vehicle inspection or to get your computer diagnostics scan, contact the professionals at Ideal Automotive located in Blaine, Minnesota at 763-355-5883 today!

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