Check Engine Light Diagnostics
It’s the first thing many do when that dreaded check engine light stays on after the rest of the dashboard lights have faded. While you need to get yourself to an auto repair shop as quickly as possible once that happens, it doesn’t mean the end of the world has come along. That is why we constantly update and stay on top of equipment improvements in the automotive industry. The better our equipment, the better your visit, and the less money you have to pay out of your pocket for diagnoses and repairs. That check engine light is the same as a fever. That means something much deeper is happening in your vehicle’s body, requiring a doctor to do a deep dive. That is where our ASE-certified technicians come into play. With each of them having at least ten years of service experience, they ensure every aspect of your vehicle has been looked over. Once they hook our computerized equipment up to your car’s electrical system, tracking down every problem that triggered your check engine light takes only minutes. Then, we give you a detailed list of every code, its meaning, and the pricing to fix it. Plus, if you have a budget to work with, our technicians will outline what needs to be repaired and what can be done later once you’ve worked out your financial situation. So, don’t panic. Let us help instead.
How Bad Is A Check Engine Light?
Depending on the codes being thrown when the sensor is triggered, it could mean a host of things. Our facilities are prepared to handle any incident, from a faulty oxygen sensor in a malfunctioning A/C system to a misfiring piston that needs immediate attention. Big or small. But what happens when you’re in the middle of a road trip, head into work, or rush to get to the hospital, and the check engine light comes on when you’re driving? How are you supposed to know how urgent the problem is? We are also here to help with that.Since the 1980s, computers have become increasingly important in today’s vehicles. They monitor everything from carbon emissions output to the level of fluids in your windshield wipers. They are highly calibrated and incredibly sensitive, so even the smallest thing–such as a loose gas cap–can trigger the check engine light. But did you know that your check engine light has a secret language all its own? In late-model cars, check engine lights can blink or even have different colors. If your check engine light blinks, the issue at hand requires immediate attention. So, reduce power, get off the road, or redirect yourself to the nearest auto repair shop. However, if your check engine light is stable and staring at you from the dashboard, that means there is an issue, but it isn’t urgent. Nevertheless, don’t brush it off. You still need to get on the phone to schedule an appointment with your trusted ASE-certified mechanic. Some check engine lights operate with colors instead of motion as well. In this case, it’s much the same as traffic lights. Yellow means it needs attention, but it isn’t urgent, while red means the same as a blinking light: get off the road, reduce power, and get yourself to the nearest trustworthy auto repair shop. However, no matter the color or motion, one thing remains the same: a check engine light requires a professional diagnostician. So, why go anywhere else when we provide the best?
We Are Here For You, Even After Hours
While we have regular shop hours, we also have a key drop-off for those urgent issues that simply can’t wait until morning. Check engine light problems are one of the many reasons why we decided to provide this service in the first place. Between our five-year/60,000-mile warranty, top-of-the-line diagnostic equipment, and our ability to be available to you after hours, it’s a wonder people choose to go anywhere else. Get the best possible check engine light service available in San Antonio. Call us today at (210) 558-1020 or walk in and see us at 6411 San Pedro, San Antonio, TX 78216. Let us help you when your vehicle can no longer help itself.