You may have heard the term “driveability diagnostic” when talking with automotive technicians about problems you are having with your vehicle. The term is usually associated with how the vehicle starts or runs, and usually relates to the engine system.
The need for a driveability diagnostic happens when your car, SUV, or truck engine is not performing correctly but the computer is failing to set a diagnostic fault code. Your vehicle may be having some of the following symptoms:
- Being hard to start
- Failing to start
- Hesitating when you accelerate
- Surging while driving at certain speeds
- Running roughly
This is by no means a complete list, but if any of these problems apply to your vehicle, a repair shop technician will need to gather as much information as possible to help pinpoint the problem.
For driveability diagnostic issues, a service adviser or tech will need to ask the driver some very pointed questions. Clear communication between repair shop professionals and the driver is critical to this process. The driver can directly influence the process by accurately describing their vehicle’s symptoms and when those symptoms happen. This helps the repair professional narrow down the diagnosis process to more quickly arrive at the proper solution.
Clear communication in the driveability diagnostic process may require that the driver go on a road test with the shop personnel to replicate or demonstrate the problem. Since most technicians are paid on an hourly basis, the more time they spend on your vehicle, the more it will cost you. Giving them information that is as accurate as possible can reduce the time they will need to identify the repair you need and will end up saving you time and money in the long run.
Fortunately our ASE Certified technicians at Tune Tech Downtown are trained in driveability diagnostic procedures. We have the tools and the skill to pinpoint driveability problems. With over 34 years of experience, you can be confident we will get you back on the road with your vehicle running smoothly.
Call today 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