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On Board Diagnostics For Thornhill Motorists

Some Thornhill motorists are confused by AE Auto Plus charges for diagnostic services for a vehicle repair. Many services at AE Auto Plus and other Thornhill automotive repair shops include diagnostic fees.

When you take your laptop into a Toronto computer repair shop for a problem you’ll likely have to leave a deposit for diagnostics. When we visit our Toronto doctor for a medical problem, we’re paying him to diagnose our ailment and of course for the tests that go along with it.

On Board Diagnostics For Thornhill Motorists

So receiving a diagnostic charge at AE Auto Plus for a tricky automotive problem shouldn’t be a surprise. In the Toronto area, automotive diagnostics can cover quite a range. If you hear a noise in your imports brakes when you slow down in rush-hour traffic on a busy Canada expressway, you pull off the next off-ramp and take a quick visual check. That is usually enough to know what needs to be done. If you’re having an intermittent problem with your imports engine, AE Auto Plus diagnosis may be much more involved.

Much of the Toronto public’s confusion comes when the problem involves the check engine light. The check engine light comes on when the engine management computer has sensed a problem.

There’s a common misconception among Toronto, Markham, and Richmond Hill drivers that the trouble code tells the AE Auto Plus technician exactly what’s wrong. Why then is there a diagnostic charge, the scanner just gave the diagnosis?

Reality is more involved than that. The computer monitors many sensors throughout the vehicle. When one of these sensors has a reading that’s out of parameters, the computer will record a trouble code and turn on the check engine light.

The imports computer’s trouble code just tells the AE Auto Plus technician what engine parameter is out of range – not what’s causing it. The technician needs to determine the underlying problem that’s causing the symptom.

There are many problems that could cause a troublesome sensor reading for AE Auto Plus Thornhill customers. The AE Auto Plus technician makes a list of the most likely causes and begins tracking down the source of the problem.

Toronto service centers subscribe to databases that document possible causes for a given trouble code. They outline procedures for confirming a diagnosis and provide the documented fix. These databases are specific to each vehicle and engine combination.

Some diagnoses are quick and easy. Others are more involved and difficult. Of course AE Auto Plus wants to figure out what’s wrong with your imports and get you back on the road as quickly as possible.

Your Well Trained Technician At AE Auto Plus

When your imports breaks down, or just needs some routine service, you might get a little nervous. Your car’s so important to your life in Markham, you need to back on the road as soon as possible – with the problem fixed right the first time.

If you’ve ever checked into some of the technician training AE Auto Plus professionals receive, you may be surprised at how much knowledge and skill goes into diagnosing and repairing a modern car. Let me give you some perspective. Today there are four cylinder engines that make more power than the V-8’s in luxury cars twenty years ago. I mean a new V-6 Toyota Camry could beat Sonny Crocket’s Ferrari in a race to sixty.

Your Well Trained Technician At AE Auto Plus

Our engines are more and more powerful and at the same time their fuel economy keeps inching up – even with steep Markham gas prices. And they’re so reliable. This is all due to engineering. But the advances come at the price of simplicity. The modern cars driving around Markham roads are so much more complex from a mechanical standpoint that it makes your head spin – not to mention the electronics.

Some cars have several networked computers controlling most of the engine functions and many other vehicle functions as well. Markham motorists take all of this sophistication for granted – but somebody has to fix it when it breaks. It’s a real challenge for AE Auto Plus technicians to keep up, but we work hard to stay ahead of the technology. It requires a high level of commitment on the part of the technician and the Markham service center as well.

In addition to the training, there’s the financial commitment to purchase the diagnostic and repair tools. AE Auto Plus technicians receive training through a combination of formal classroom training, training provided at AE Auto Plus by parts and equipment manufacturers, on-line courses and home study courses.

There are many independent certifications available at AE Auto Plus all the way up to Master Technician. The ability to repair your imports requires a strong combination of training and resources. No one can know everything, so Markham auto service centers subscribe to data services, technical libraries and even on-line communities that can help them when they run into a difficult problem.

It’s like those medical diagnosis shows on TV. Here are the symptoms – what’s the diagnosis and treatment? Diagnosis is every bit as much an art as a science. At AE Auto Plus, we want everything to be simple, straightforward and cheap – but sometimes it just isn’t.

So try to be more relaxed next time you bring us your imports. You’re in good hands.