You should bring your car in for an Engine Diagnostics whenever you see the “check engine” light illuminated, or when you are experiencing car problems. It is helpful for us to know what problems you are having and when they began. In some cases the check engine or service light may illuminate temporarily when nothing is really wrong and some cars will display the light when it is time for an oil change. Whatever the case, if you aren’t sure why the light is on, don’t take a chance as delaying required service may add up to significant damage and expense.
The necessity of computer diagnostic testing is one of the many things that have prevented back yard mechanics from servicing modern automobiles. Vehicles have gotten more complex as well as harder to maintain and repair for do-it-yourselfers. We strongly recommend that you leave diagnostics and servicing of your vehicle to vetted auto shops such as American Brake and Foreign Car Service.
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We have invested in all the latest specialist tools and diagnostic software that is specifically tailored for the software in your vehicle.
Our auto repair shop is capable of servicing a variety of models. We only do the work that is needed to fix your problem.
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American Brake and Foreign Car Service performs engine diagnostics using up to date and calibrated equipment. We maintain access to the most current database of diagnostic codes that are necessary in translating your engine’s codes.
We use very expensive equipment that interface with a car’s computer and generate codes that we decipher using current reference guides for each particular make and model of vehicle. Is is extremely important to us to have our equipment and coding updated with each year’s new and complex automobiles hitting the market and ultimately pulling into our garage for maintenance and service.
Can’t I just “clear” that light?
No. You should be aware that in cases where diagnostic codes and alarms very simply “cleared” instead of having the vehicle serviced may result in your car failing emission testing. In other words, if you or a mechanic clears, or resets, a check engine light without addressing the problem which caused it to illuminate, that vehicle is more than likely to cause you more problems. These lights should not be ignored.