Today’s vehicles use advanced computer systems to monitor and control everything from anti-lock brakes, cruise control and emissions, to radios, alarms, air bags, and engine controls. To maintain and service these systems, modern technicians need specialized training and skills that run much deeper than they did two decades ago.
Accurate Auto Care employs Master Certified Technicians who use state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment to effectively identify system deficiencies and fix them on site.
Understanding Dashboard Warning Lights
When something goes wrong with your vehicle, its computer alerts you by illuminating a warning light. Most vehicles have the following lights, but their symbols may vary depending on your model.
- Check Engine Light
- Brake Light
- Battery Light
- Anti-Lock Brakes Light
- Temperature Warning Light
- Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Light
- Tire Rotation Light
- Oil Pressure Light
- Traction Control System Light
- Airbag Light
- Low Fuel Light
The most important thing to understand about these indicators is they run on sensors. When a light turns on, it could mean trouble with the system or the sensor. Sometimes, replacing the sensor will fix the issue. Other times, the system itself needs servicing.
Decoding the Problem
When a warning light comes on, it stores a problem code in the vehicle’s computer, but the work doesn’t end there. You see, diagnostic trouble codes only alert you that the computer has received a signal outside the normal range. The actual problem could be simple or complex, but finding the source is vital to ensuring your vehicle gets what it needs. Locating the code that corresponds with the problem is only the beginning, and further investigative work should be done to ensure the root of the problem is found and remedied.
How Accurate Auto Care Can Help
The experts at Accurate Auto Care understand the difference between computer diagnostics and computer codes. They use the code as a starting point that guides them to the real issue, so you never have to worry that the job is half-done.
While some diagnostic searches go quickly, others take more time for investigation. With our experienced team on the task, however, you’ll feel confident we’ll find and fix even the most complicated system malfunction.
For all your computer diagnostic needs, give Accurate Auto Care a call at 928-680-4046 or stop into our Lake Havasu City shop today!
Our convenient towing service can bring you and your car to the shop, and our knowledgeable crew can locate the source of disturbance and fix the issue so you can get back on the road and into your life. Call Accurate Auto Care at 928-680-4046!