Check Engine Light / Engine Diagnostics
The dreaded check engine light…..Many shops offer a free check engine light diagnosis, but do not be misled. The reading of codes can be done with ease and little or no education but that does not uncover the problem or fix your vehicle.
Today’s vehicles have become very sophisticated, complicated and just difficult to work on. These vehicles require someone of highly skilled diagnostic and electrical capabilities to get to the root of the problem. The check engine light typically comes on because there is a condition where the vehicles computer is looking for parameter changes, readings, specs that have to be met during a vehicles drive cycle. These conditions of change that the computer is not only controlling but monitoring is met by the engine, transmission, fuel system, evaporative system, intake air system, ignition, relays, A/C electrical, heating cooling, exhaust, etc., all of which are working together to make this vehicle run smooth and efficiently. When a component within this conglomerate of working parts, most of which is electrical, fails, the computer flags the Check Engine Light. Therefore, in most situations it takes a highly skilled ASE Certified Technician such as ours at Benefield Automotive to properly perform flow chart diagnostics of both foreign and domestic automobiles with today’s latest Diagnostic Software and Equipment to locate and repair your vehicle. In some situations you can operate your vehicle with a check engine light on but be careful as your vehicle is omitting higher pollutants into the atmosphere and in some situations prolonging the check engine light can lead to worse damage resulting in a very costly repair. Come see us today for a thorough diagnostics and repair.
Engine Diagnostics Services: Foreign and Domestic:
- Check Engine Light
- ABS Diagnostics
- Air Bag Diagnostics
- Traction Control
- No Start Driveability