Since the mid 1980’s, most cars and pick-up trucks had a variety of automotive diagnostic capabilities to provide for some monitoring of the major systems on the vehicle.
And in 1996, the Federal Government required every new automobile must have an automotive diagnostic system in place to warn drivers when their vehicle may be producing more air-polluting emissions than it was manufactured to allow. These monitoring systems, called “on board diagnostics” function to detect many problems and provide enough warning so owners can get their vehicle to a shop for evaluation before additional damage is caused by the weak or failing part.
The automotive diagnostic systems in place on today’s vehicles allows for monitoring of the extensive network of computers and electronically-controlled components that include:
- Anti-lock brakes
- Fuel injection
- Air conditioning
- Power steering
- Cooling systems
The list can also include systems that monitor light bulb failure, regulate seat heaters, measure inflation pressure in tires, and control for radio and navigation systems. In most, if not all cases, a warning light or dash message will be displayed when something unusual is detected.
There are also times when a vehicle may have a problem and a warning light or message fails to display. For example, a vehicle isn’t running correctly but no fault code is set in the computer. This situation requires that driveability diagnostics be performed to find the problem.
Needless to say, the days of the backyard mechanic are almost gone when it comes to the repair and maintenance of the complex vehicles on the roads today. It takes experienced technicians who have received specialized training to complete automotive diagnostic procedures necessary to find and solve the problems in electronically controlled systems.
Fortunately our ASE Certified technicians at Tune Tech Downtown are trained in automotive diagnostic procedures. With over 34 years of experience, you can be confident we have the tools and the skill necessary to pinpoint electrical or electronics problem and keep you on the road.
Call or request an appointment online when your vehicle starts to act up so we can find the problem and correct it before you experience a breakdown.
Advantages of Tune Tech Downtown repair service:
- AAA Certified Auto Repair
- AC Delco Automotive Service Center
- Open 6 Days a Week
- ASE Certified Technicians and Mechanics
- National Warranty
- Conveniently Located at Downtown Boise ID