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Computer Diagnostics: The Ins and Outs

Computer diagnostics are an important part of auto repair and maintenance service. Why? To put it simply, it is a testing system that allows our mechanics to find the root cause of why your Check Engine light is on, or why your car is having issues. 

In this month’s blog, we thought it would be a great idea to share information with you about the ins and outs of computer diagnostics.

To begin, let’s talk about the high-tech, computer modulated system that runs your automobile. Your car is essentially a sophisticated computer network on wheels, and because of the many computers, it is not easy for a DIY mechanic to pinpoint any issues without the specialized computer diagnostics testing equipment.

Gone are the days when the mechanical aspects of a Domestic, Asian, or European vehicle are deemed simple. Because of the many computers that monitor pressure, speed, airflow, temperature, cameras, erratic driving, and more, your vehicle needs the attention of technicians who are trained, have the right computer software that matches your car brand, and can gain access to the electrical diagrams for your specific model, and can read an oscilloscope report. That is why the auto repair team at Schultz Auto & Truck Repair in Hamburg, NY has invested tens of thousands of dollars in computer diagnostic equipment so our team can dive into the problems indicated by the electrical readings.

There are various auto parts stores that offer free diagnostics testing, and that is a great service. The unfortunate part is that the computer diagnostics you get for free from them only gives you a ballpark idea about where the problems lie. 

To explain what we mean, think of a drone delivering a package. If a drone were to use the precise computer diagnostics readings of a shop like Schultz Auto & Truck Repair, the drone would deliver the package to the correct apartment in the large apartment complex at the specific address on a specific street in a specific city. If a drone were to deliver a package to the computer diagnostic readings from an auto parts store that was provided for free, the drone would know the ZIP code, but would lack the street address and precise details of where that package should go.

This is not to say that the computer diagnostics you get for free from a parts store is always inaccurate. No, that is not what we are implying. Several diagnostics tests are accurate when reading simpler issues. Instead, we believe that when you have a difficult electrical issue and you cannot figure out why your car isn’t performing like is should, you should have your computer diagnostics tests performed by specialists who deal with resolving these issues on a regular basis.

Because these computer diagnostics tests take time, use specialized equipment, and require training, do not expect this service to be provided free of charge. The more sophisticated modern vehicles become, the more technicians of all skill levels rely on finding out what the car is telling us through the computer readouts. 

At Schultz Auto & Truck Repair in Hamburg, New York, our auto repair team will work to resolve your vehicle’s issues and generate a report through our digital visual inspection tools. The goal is to show you and tell you all that is going on with your car so you can be safer, make intelligent decisions, and help your vehicle last longer.

As a result, our auto repair team has earned a reputation among Hamburg drivers for honest and thorough auto repair and diesel repair. The next time you bring your vehicle to Schultz Auto & Truck Repair in Hamburg, New York, we hope you will take note of the computer diagnostics and testing our team provides. We believe you will be delighted in the transparency and simplicity of our digital reports. 

Make your appointment with us for preventive maintenance on your car, truck, van, SUV, family fleet, or work fleet of vehicles. Schultz Auto & Truck Repair is conveniently located at 5085 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg, NY 14075, and we are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. See you soon!

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