AskPatty Certified Female Friendly Logo

The, Inc Guide To Vehicle Diagnosis

Published Aug 7th 2013, 7:44am by Jody DeVere in

Why is my check engine light on?

Modern Thousand Oaks vehicles have several computers on board that control all kinds of things like engine functions, transmission shifts, traction control, anti-lock brakes, stability control, emissions – and on some vehicles, even steering, braking and the throttle.

Think about that for a minute – things that used to be controlled by simple mechanical connections now have electronic controls that rely on computers, software and sensors. It’s no wonder that when something goes wrong with their car it can be pretty complicated for Thousand Oaks car owners to track down the source of the problem.

To help your, Inc service professional figure out what’s wrong, your car is equipped with on-board diagnostics. The Check Engine Light comes on to tell you there’s a problem and the engine management computer stores a trouble code. Your amazing, Inc service professional connects a scan tool to your vehicle’s diagnostic port and retrieves the trouble codes as well as other important data.

Trouble codes are like clues for the Los Angeles technician to follow as he diagnoses what’s wrong with your car. In a way, it’s like going to your Thousand Oaks doctor with a problem. She’ll run some additional tests and gather the information she needs to make a diagnosis and form a treatment plan. How much a vehicle diagnosis costs at, Inc in Thousand Oaks depends on how much time it takes to sort out the symptoms and find the underlying problem.

Give us a call, Inc
P.O. Box 6601
Thousand Oaks, CA 91359

comments powered by Disqus

Need Car Advice?

Ask The Experts!

Looking for a New or Used Car?

Search for our Certified Female Friendly® Car Buying Marketplace locations

Help Our Charities