Check Engine Light

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At University Tire & Auto Service, we understand the feeling of disappointment that you get when the check engine light starts flashing. It indicates a problem with the engine or a related component, and it’s impossible to identify its cause without having testing performed. Although it means spending money on check engine light diagnostics and maintenance, your car's engine will have restored performance and extended durability.

In 1996, the US issued an order requiring all light vehicles to have onboard computer diagnostics systems (OBD Version II/OBDII). This system uses input signals to generate control signals within the transmission, ignition, and fuel injection. If any of these critical systems develop an issue, your vehicle's computer diagnostics will alert you through the orange check engine light. When that happens, don't hesitate to bring your vehicle to University Tire & Auto Service in Los Angeles, CA.

When you notice your check engine light flashing, it means that the car computer diagnostics has detected a problem. It offers an alert in the form of an OBDII code, also known as a Parameter ID. Professional automotive service centers use OBDII scanners. The scanner is connected to the data link connector under the driver's dashboard. Once connected, it reads and reveals the code, which the technicians will then use to diagnose the issue.

There is more to computer diagnostics than just connecting the scanner to the link connector. Because we are trained professionals, we use advanced flowcharts and procedures to understand the exact issue and find what caused it to occur. This allows us to carefully inspect the problem and perform the necessary repairs to rectify the issue and to alleviate any more significant issues in the future.

Rest assured, when you find yourself dealing with a check engine light, our experts are here to help. Our shop has the latest state-of-the-art diagnostic scan tools for all makes and models of vehicles to handle computer diagnostic testing. Combine that with our excellent ASE-certified workmanship, and you'll be sure that the problem that triggered your check engine light will be repaired correctly the first time around. Additionally, we offer our customers a 24-month/24,000-mile warranty on repairs.

If you need check engine light repair in Los Angeles, CA, bring your vehicle to University Tire & Auto Service today! Give us a call or schedule your next visit using our online appointment form.

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