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Some people in
Oneida County New York are confused by charges for
diagnostic services for a
vehicle repair, even though many other services in life
include diagnostic fees – things like computer service and
Even when we go into the doctor for a medical problem, we’re
paying her to diagnose our ailment and of course for the tests
that go along with it. So receiving a diagnostic charge for a
tricky automotive problem shouldn’t be a surprise.
Automotive diagnostics can cover quite a range. If you hear a
noise in your brakes, a visual inspection is usually enough to
know what needs to be done. If you’re having an intermittent
problem with your engine, diagnosis may be much more involved.
Some think that when the
check engine light comes on, the engine computer tells the
technician exactly what the problem is. The reality is much
different. The trouble code just tells your Dan's Auto Service technician what engine parameter is out of range, not what’s
causing it. Your technician at Dan's Auto Service needs to determine the underlying problem that’s
causing the symptom.
As you can imagine, some automotive diagnoses are quick and
easy. Others are more involved and difficult. Of course, we at
Dan's Auto service want to figure out what’s wrong with your
vehicle and get you back on the road as quickly as possible.
Many Taberg drivers have had their check
engine light come on. It’s
an amber colored light that shows on your dashboard. In newer
vehicles it might just be a problem with your gas cap not being
screwed on tight enough (or a worn gas cap), causing the vehicle
to fail the self-diagnostic evaporative emission test. All you
need to do is go to your gas cap and verify that it is tight. If
that was the problem, the light will turn off and everything will
be fine within one or two days.
Resist the temptation to have someone “clear” the codes
to turn off your car check engine light. This
erases important diagnostic information that your considerate
Dan’s Auto Service technician needs to diagnose the underlying
problem for the check engine light – and any other pending
problems that may be stored in the car computer.
If the problem is still there – you still see the light – bring
your car in to Dan’s Auto Service in Taberg and have
your check engine light checked out
as soon as possible.