Monthly Archives: February 2022

Engine Diagnostics Basics

Engine Diagnostics Basics

Nearly all automobiles on the road today have an advanced computer that keeps in contact with the various sensors and electronic devices built in your car. Whenever the computer detects an error within your vehicle, it will trigger the check engine light that comes on your dashboard.    This entire complex process is generally known as onboard diagnostics. A professional technician must run a diagnostics test to pinpoint why your check engine light may be on. To start, they will have to plug an OBD scanner into your car's computer to read and interpret the area codes. At Autotrends, we offer diagnostic services and have specialists who have years of experience in diagnostic codes and translations.    Our team will start off by locating and connecting to your OBD-II port, which many can find in mostly all vehicles today.    Whenever a diagnostic is run, you'll receive codes that look like these: "P0301" or "B-1402." These s ... read more

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