Engine Diagnostics & Performance
Since 1996, every vehicle has been equipped with an On-Board Diagnostics System that monitors engine performance. If there are discrepancies in your vehicle's performance levels, they will be reported through the computer system. If either the "check engine" or "service engine" light comes on, you should take your car to an engine diagnostic service or have it tune-up. Our staff can gather helpful information about the operating condition of your engine through engine diagnostics. The extent of suggested engine repairs will be determined by the insights obtained during an engine diagnostic. In response to malfunctions in the powertrain, the most common diagnostic trouble codes are generated. Regular engine tune-ups are necessary to optimize engine performance. One of the most effective ways to prevent unexpected engine trouble is a tune-up. Our staff may replace the spark plugs, spark plug wires, air filter, fuel filter, and distributor cap and rotor in your vehicle during an engine tune-up. Our experts will also check emission levels, as well as fuel lines and belts and hoses. You can extend the life of your vehicle and improve the health of your engine by doing engine diagnostics and regular engine tune-ups.
There are signs you can look for that indicate an engine repair service is needed, while regular engine maintenance will help ensure that your engine always performs at peak conditions. If you see the "check engine" or "service engine" light, you should take your car to a mechanic as soon as possible. A member of our service staff can usually access an On-Board Diagnostics System to find out what is wrong with your vehicle if it is having engine trouble. All of the following are signs that you should seek engine repairs or engine diagnostics to determine the full extent of your engine trouble: slow-cranking, rough idling, stalling, knocking, or pinging while accelerating. An impending engine tune-up or engine repair service may also be indicated by a decrease in gas mileage or a detectable loss of power during acceleration. Warning lights on the engine help alert drivers to minor issues before they become major repairs. If your engine's On-Board Diagnostics System detects a problem, be sure to follow up with our staff.