While some car problems are immediately apparent to a car mechanic, others require a little more investigation. That’s where computer diagnostic analysis comes in. During computer diagnostic analysis (or car diagnostic testing) a car mechanic uses specialised software, processors, microchips, and sensors to quickly and accurately locate problems within your car’s components and systems. Computer diagnostic analysis is especially helpful with intermittent problems that don’t always show symptoms.
Car diagnostic testing is a non-invasive way to pinpoint issues in a car’s engine, transmission, exhaust system, brakes, and other major components. They can also find faults in the performance of systems such as the fuel injector, air flow, ignition coils, and throttle. Diagnostic tests can also access stored information about a cars’ history.
A common misconception about car diagnostic testing, is that car mechanics have code reading tools that reveal the exact cause of a problem. In reality, a car mechanic must read the code/codes themselves to determine which components are dysfunctional, and then diagnose the underlying issue from there. That’s why it’s so important to choose a car mechanic that has up-to-date training in car diagnostics.
It’s recommended that your car has diagnosing testing at least once a year. Regular testing will identify issues that you may not have noticed and gives you a chance to fix them before they get worse. It’s also a good idea to conduct car diagnostic testing before buying a used car. This way you can be sure that you’re not getting a raw deal.
If you need a car mechanic with computer diagnostic experience, contact J C Automotives today. We have the latest diagnostic equipment available and we are accessible from all suburbs in South East Brisbane; including Morningside, Cannon Hill, Bulimba, Murarrie, Carina, Camp Hill, and more. Our team stays at the forefront of car diagnostic testing with regular training, so we can provide our customers with the most accurate servicing and repairs.