If an engine management warning light illuminates on your car dashboard, an engine diagnostics check can identify the problem before more serious damage occurs.
All modern vehicles contain an Onboard Diagnostic (OBD) computer known as an Engine Control Unit (ECU) which continually monitors the performance of the vehicle. Sensors all around monitor the vehicle and report back to the ECU if there are problems such as a sensor fault or increased engine temperature. When an issue is identified the ECU generates an error code.
There are hundreds of potential error codes that can only be read by specialist vehicle diagnostic equipment. While a warning light may display on the dashboard alerting you to an issue, a diagnostics check is required to understand the full extent and cause of the problem.
At Anderson Clark Motor Repairs, we use state of the art car diagnostic equipment which can read the engine fault codes in your ECU’s memory. Our fully-trained technicians can then suggest any necessary repairs to get you back on the road and rectify the error. Next time a dashboard warning light appears in your car contact us for a diagnostics check.