If you have reason to believe something is wrong with your vehicle—either because your Check engine light is on or because your car isn’t performing as it should—you are wise to seek out a diagnostic check-up sooner rather than later. Ignoring signs and symptoms of a problem almost always leads to more expensive auto
repairs down the road. At Car Hospital, our auto diagnostic experts combine state-of-the-art computer diagnostic equipment with years of automotive experience to accurately diagnose vehicle problems or concerns, so you can be confident your issue gets handled precisely and completely.
AUTO DIAGNOSTICS & MODERN COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY
Since the mid-90s, every vehicle built has been equipped with an On-Board Diagnostic System that monitors engine performance and reports discrepancies through your vehicle’s computer system. When your “check engine” or “service engine” light comes on, whether continuously or sporadically, your car is telling you it needs attention. In most cases, your vehicle’s On-Board Diagnostics System has detected an engine issue and stored the corresponding repair code, which can be accessed by an experienced auto diagnostician with the right tools
and equipment .
If you drive an older vehicle, you may not have an On-Board Diagnostic System, and even with newer vehicles, problems do occur that don’t always trigger your check engine light. Other signs of engine trouble include:
- Slow Cranking
- Rough Idling
- Pinging while Accelerating
- Decrease In Gas Mileage
- Loss of Power during acceleration