Engine Diagnostics : Accurately figuring out engine problems is the definition of engine diagnostics. Engine diagnostics can be figuring out a trouble code stored in the computer with a diagnostic scan tool, a noise inside or on the engine, a oil leak or a cooling system leak or problem. Engine diagnostics are a very important area of specialties that an auto mechanic should be trained in and have experience at. Lack of engine diagnostics, when there are problems with the engine, can chain react causing more and more problems even causing engine failure.
Electronic problems on a engine require special equipment to properly perform engine diagnostics. Using a diagnostic scan tool is the first step on electronic engine problems. Sensors, switches, injectors, coils and solenoids can leave trouble codes in the engine computer. Performing engine diagnostics can help pinpoint and alleviate these problems.
Engine noises inside and out can be a nuisance on a vehicle. Some noises are very minor while other noises mean big problems. Most of the time, if engine noises are dealt with promptly, they can save your engine or wallet on senseless repairs.
Oil leaks are another important type of engine diagnostics. Driving with oil leaks can cause large amounts of oil to be lost from the engine. If there is not enough oil in the engine, engine damage or failure can occur. Visual checks or special dye and ultraviolet light is used to seek out oil leaks. Gaskets and seals are among the most common oil leaks on vehicles.
Cooling system problems can be catastrophic. There are engine diagnostic procedures to help find coolant leaks, overheating conditions, cooling system part failures or engine damage caused by the cooling system problems. It is imperative to solve cooling system problems and not drive a vehicle overheated.
Sometimes a simple check engine light can give you a clue that engine diagnostics are needed. Other times, it can be a coolant gauge, oil pressure gauge, a strange sound or a different driving feel. No matter what kind of engine diagnostics or repairs you may need, Guy’s Automotive can help. Make an appointment today and get your engine diagnostics performed at Guy’s Automotive.