The Bob’s Auto Repair Guide To Vehicle Diagnosis

Jun 6, 2014 | Diagnostics

Why is my check engine light on?

Modern Zephyrhills vehicles have several computers on board that control all kinds of things like engine functions, transmission shifts, traction control, anti-lock brakes, stability control, emissions – and on some vehicles, even steering, braking and the throttle.

Think about that for a minute – things that used to be controlled by simple mechanical connections now have electronic controls that rely on computers, software and sensors. It’s no wonder that when something goes wrong with their American made car it can be pretty complicated for Zephyrhills auto owners to track down the source of the problem.

To help your Bob’s Auto Repair service advisor figure out what’s wrong, your American made car is equipped with on-board diagnostics. The Check Engine Light comes on to tell you there’s a problem and the engine management computer stores a trouble code. Your trust-worthy Bob’s Auto Repair service advisor connects a scan tool to your vehicle’s diagnostic port and retrieves the trouble codes as well as other important data.

Trouble codes are like clues for the Tampa technician to follow as he diagnoses what’s wrong with your American made car. In a way, it’s like going to your Zephyrhills doctor with a problem. She’ll run some additional tests and gather the information she needs to make a diagnosis and form a treatment plan. How much a vehicle diagnosis costs at Bob’s Auto Repair in Zephyrhills depends on how much time it takes to sort out the symptoms and find the underlying problem.

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Bob’s Auto Repair
37959 State Road 54
Zephyrhills, Florida 33542