Diagnostic testing is one of those terms that gets thrown around a lot in the auto repair industry, but can also cause some confusion. What does it actually mean? What does a diagnostic scan actually do? While diagnostic scans and testing are wonderful tools, they still require an expert mechanic like Scotty’s Automotive to properly utilize them and get you the results you need.
Check Engine Light
When it comes to check engine lights, most people fall into one of two categories. There are those people who go into panic mode and immediately turn into the nearest repair shop and there are those people who ignore it in the hopes that it will simply go away. At Scotty’s Automotive, we recommend a more moderate approach.
Your check engine light could be a sign of anything from a loose gas cap or a faulty sensor to serious engine or transmission trouble. Whatever the case is, while we do not recommend ignoring it, we do agree that you should get your vehicle to your trusted mechanic at your earliest convenience in order to prevent further damage.
Modern day vehicles are incredibly advanced compared to their predecessors. The automotive industry has taken great strides to stay ahead of technological advances and the auto repair industry has followed suit. But even the most advanced diagnostic scans can only act as a road map to clue your mechanic in on the location of the problem.
When you get a diagnostic scan or test of your vehicle, it presents you with a code or series of codes. Many people believe that these codes hold all the answers but, in reality, it takes an expert mechanic to not only interpret the codes but to then take that information, perform a thorough analysis of the affected system, and accurately diagnose the issue.
At Scotty’s Automotive, our ASE-Certified experts are able to do just that. We offer accurate diagnostics before we start the repair process so you can have a better idea of what needs to be done, how long it will take, and how much it will cost.
If your check engine light is on or if your vehicle is acting up, call us today or come by our conveniently located repair shop for a diagnostic test and inspection.