The Advantages of Diagnostic Testing

Diagnostic tests are a very important part of automotive repair. They help pinpoint specific problems within your vehicle and they go hand-in-hand with hands-on inspections by technicians to determine recommended repairs. In this article, we'll cover some of the key things you need to know about diagnostics at Fox Run Auto.

Identifying Specific Problems

Today's diagnostics equipment is very sophisticated and plugs right into your car's onboard computer system. Your vehicle has sensors throughout that will notify the computer if there are problems. In some cases, a specific issue may trigger one of your dashboard warning lights, letting you know you need to have it looked at. Certain warning lights like a flashing "check engine" light or a red "oil pressure warning" light are very urgent, meaning you should pull over immediately and probably call for roadside assistance.

Check Engine Light

When it comes to the check engine light, that can come on for any number of reasons. That's when diagnostic testing is necessary to identify where the problem might be within the engine's system. At Fox Run Auto, we use the latest diagnostics equipment to get accurate results. The tests will reveal specific fault codes coming from any of the vehicle's sensors. Sometimes, the problem is quick to identify with only a diagnostic test, but usually some inspection is required by a technician to verify the concern and understand the full extent of the repairs that will need to be performed.

Diagnostics are especially helpful when an external inspection doesn't reveal much. It's best to perform diagnostic testing before pulling anything apart for an internal inspection. These thorough inspections and diagnostics work together for precision results.

Diagnostics at Fox Run Auto

It's a good idea to run a full diagnostics sweep periodically as part of your vehicle's preventative maintenance program. It will help you understand any and all potential areas of concern before they become major problems. Diagnostic tests are available at Fox Run Auto for $131.96 and up, depending on the make and model of your vehicle. 

If your check engine light is on, you are experiencing other automotive issues or you just want to have a preventative diagnostics test performed, call Fox Run Auto today at (302) 597-9205 or schedule your service appointment online.


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