Troubles codes are like ZIP codes.
Have you ever been through a “free code check” then walk away with a confusing list of possible parts to replace? At BJ’s Automotive, we take a practical approach to vehicle diagnostics.
Most types of diagnostics start with, “Well, I have code XYZ.” Think of a trouble code like a ZIP code. It tells you what town the house your looking for is in, but if you want an exact address, you’ll need more information. Vehicle diagnostics is the same way. The code usually tells us where in the system the problem is, but not always what’s wrong. That’s where properly trained technicians, up to date information and the right tools comes in.
Modern automobiles have multiple computer systems communicating over a complex network. These computer systems constantly test and verify the vehicle’s operations. Today’s vehicles and their computer systems are more complex than ever before. Believe it or not, there is more technology in some vehicles than what was on the space shuttle!
What are the benefits of vehicle diagnostics?
Proper diagnostics enables our technicians to more easily identify problems and repair them as quickly as possible. Vehicles can generate multiple trouble codes which get stored in the computers’ memory. By taking the necessary time and diagnosing the situation correctly can save you money in the long run. Minor problems can be identified and fixed before they escalate into expensive repairs.