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Check Engine Light Diagnostics

Check Engine Light Diagnostics in Menifee

When your check engine light comes on, you know something’s wrong with your car. Modern vehicles are equipped with an onboard diagnostic (OBD) system. This system continuously assesses the performance of your vehicle’s components to make sure they’re all working at an optimal level. When one part is performing above or below its expected levels, the engine light is triggered.

That’s when it’s time to bring your vehicle to the diagnostic experts at Auto SOS. Driving with a check engine light can be very risky because you don’t know what’s causing the problem. It could be a minor malfunction that poses little risk, or it could be a major problem that could leave you stranded on the side of a highway—or worse. Don’t wait around to see if it’ll go away. Give us a call and bring your vehicle to Auto SOS for a check engine light diagnostic test.

What is an Engine Diagnostic Test?

Your car uses an onboard diagnostic (OBD) system to keep tabs on the overall functioning of all its major components. When something goes wrong, the check engine light comes on. The technicians at Auto SOS will interpret the information recorded by the OBD and decide on a series of diagnostic tests that will isolate the issue.

A common misconception is that the OBD tells the technician what’s wrong with the vehicle. In reality, the OBD records the symptoms of a malfunction but doesn’t identify what causes these symptoms. The OBD allows the auto mechanic to identify problem areas. This gives them enough information to run the diagnostic tests to find the true cause of the malfunctioning components.

Which Parts of the Car Can Be Tested?

Although it is universally called the check engine light, the OBD keeps track of the performance of your car’s major components. Diagnostic tests can point to problems involving the:

Our diagnostic testing may reveal problems in many other areas as well. Cars are complicated machines made up of hydraulic, mechanical, combustion, and computerized components. Although the check engine light doesn’t keep track of everything, the symptom that it reads may be a sign of a problem elsewhere.

If you have any concerns, bring your car in for a test!

Our phone number is: (951) 600-1860

Advantages of Engine Diagnostic Tests

In the old days, auto mechanics had to run a series of complicated tests just to figure out what symptom the car was showing. It was a complicated and time-consuming process. However, it also meant that car enthusiasts would be able to learn the tests and do them on their own vehicles.

But with the computerization of major automotive components, you need special technology and computer expertise to read the OBD and to run the diagnostic tests. In Menifee, our diagnostic technicians and auto mechanics have become renowned for the speed and success of their tests.

Give us a call and make an appointment today.

You can’t afford the risk of a breakdown!

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