The Costa Mesa Auto Service Center Guide to Vehicle DiagnosisMar 11th, 2018
Modern COSTA MESA vehicles have several computers on board that control all kinds of things like engine functions, transmission shifts, traction control, anti-lock brakes, stability control, emissions – and on some vehicles, even steering, braking and the throttle.
Think about that for a minute – things that used to be controlled by simple mechanical connections now have electronic controls that rely on computers, software and sensors. It's no wonder that when something goes wrong with their vehicle it can be pretty complicated for COSTA MESA drivers to track down the source of the problem.
To help your service advisor at Costa Mesa Auto Service Center figure out what's wrong, your vehicle is equipped with on-board diagnostics. The Check Engine light comes on to tell you there's a problem and the engine management computer stores a trouble code. Your friendly and knowledgeable Costa Mesa Auto Service Center technician connects a scan tool to your vehicle's diagnostic port and retrieves the trouble codes as well as other important data.
Trouble codes are like clues for the technician to follow as he diagnoses what's wrong with your vehicle. In a way, it's like going to your COSTA MESA doctor with a problem. She'll run some additional tests and gather the information she needs to make a diagnosis and form a treatment plan. How much a vehicle diagnosis costs at Costa Mesa Auto Service Center in COSTA MESA depends on how much time it takes to sort out the symptoms and find the underlying problem.
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Costa Mesa Auto Service Center
1749 Anaheim Avenue
COSTA MESA, CA 92627