A vehicle diagnostics test can reveal a range of problems regarding your engine and transmission, oil and gas tanks, exhaust system, electrical system and more. A good diagnosis relies on communication with the customer and critical thinking. A technician with auto diagnostic training, experience and excellent problem-solving skills is essential. In addition, computer systems guide the technician to the source of your problems.
Computer processors and sensors in your car store information about in its memory. Mechanics use a diagnostic automotive scanner to access this information and determine where problems may exist. Scanners produce fault codes stored in the vehicle’s memory system. Diagnostic equipment often detects problems before they require expensive repairs.
A full diagnostic test starts with an interview by the technician to the customer. The first step would be to check for any services due related to the symptoms. At Sant Automotive, we keep track of our customers’ vehicle maintenance schedules from our Mitchell1 CRM program, which also sends service reminders. The technician finds the problem with the help of diagnostic equipment and basic checks. He performs an auto parts diagnosis, and checks with the parts manufacturer to confirm the need for repairs and replacement and estimated costs.
A full diagnostic test indicates any issues with the oil tank, gas tank, exhaust system, transmission, AC, electrical system and more. Customers learn information about the condition of their vehicle, like level of buildup in the combustion engine, ignition timing problems, fuel injection, if the ignition coils are firing correctly, engine rpm level, coolant temperature, air flow, etc.
We understand that finding an array of issues with your vehicle can be frustrating and expensive. At Sant Automotive, we recommend repairs based on priority. Fixes related to safety and vehicle longevity will be taken into account first. We will never pressure our customers into paying for repairs that are not urgent.
When looking for auto diagnostics St Louis, call Sant Automotive at 314-849-2900. We have over 20 years’ experience, top-of-the-line diagnostic equipment and the proper vehicle diagnostics training. If you would like proof of this, check out our excellent customer reviews.