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The Car Salon Tire Craft Division is the leading engine diagnostics shop in Calgary, AB. When a vehicle isn’t running properly, often times it’s necessary to have diagnostic and performance tests performed on the engine. A mechanic needs to find the source of the problem to know which part(s) need to be repaired or replaced to fix your vehicle and have it running properly again. Our mechanics at The Car Salon Tire Craft Division in Calgary, AB provide engine diagnostic and performance services on almost all makes and models of cars and light trucks.
Performing an engine diagnostic test starts by having one of our mechanics in Calgary, AB plugging a diagnostic or performnace computer device into your vehicle’s onboard computer. On most vehicles, there is a space to do this just under the dashboard on the driver’s side. The diagnostics or performance device interfaces with the vehicle’s onboard computer and then returns a diagnostic code which can be referenced against a list of codes for vehicles from that particular manufacturer. If the engine is in good working condition, the device will inform our mechanics. If there is a problem, one or several codes may be displayed.
During an engine diagnostic or performance test, the mechanic determines what is causing each code to display and codes can mean a wide variety of things. Determining the cause will help the mechanic provide an estimate to let you know how much it will cost and how much time it will take to address the problem. Sometimes, the issue is simple, while in other cases, it can be very complex. Some, or more frequent, reasons that cars are brought in for diagnostic testing are:
“Check Engine” Light – People often take a vehicle in for service if the “Check Engine” light on their dash comes on. The “Check Engine” light can come on for a variety of reasons. Some are very easy to fix, such as resetting a sensor or performing an oil change. Others are more complex and require one or more items to be repaired to correct the problem. If there is a serious problem with the vehicle, the sooner the vehicle comes in for engine diagnostic testing, the better, as problems often times worsen over time.
The vehicle isn’t running well – Sometimes, even though no warning light on the dashboard comes on, the vehicle just isn’t running right. It is also helpful to tell the mechanic how long the driver has noticed the problems with the vehicles performance. A mechanic can run engine diagnostic and performance testing and see if any codes are returned. If so, those engine codes very likely will indicate what the problem is so that it can be fixed and then the vehicle will run properly again. It is important to note that simply having a mechanic clear the code that was discovered during engine diagnostic testing without fixing the problem can sometimes cause the vehicle to fail safety emissions testing in the future.
We are a full service car care center in Calgary, AB. We service all vehicle makes and models and our mechanics are familiar with most manufacturer engine diagnostic and performance testing and codes. If any problems are discovered during our engine diagnostic or performance testing, one of our qualified mechanics will be able to perform the service. Contact us at (403) 250-3722 for engine diagnostic testing in Calgary, AB.