For over 50 years, Raleigh drivers have relied on Triangle Car Care for their auto repair needs, including car diagnostic service. If you are not yet a customer of Triangle Car Care, bring your car, truck or SUV in for routine maintenance or when your check engine light illuminates. You will soon see why local drivers trust our mechanics, as they have for generations.
Did you know that a car diagnostic test is not only important when the check engine light turns on? When this light turns on, it signals you need to service the engine soon. By bringing your vehicle in for routine maintenance when this light is not on, you can avoid bigger problems down the road. Regular car diagnostic tests find problems before they require costly repairs or leave you stranded.
What is a car diagnostic test?
Your car’s on-board computer is one of the auto industry’s best advancements. This technology and its specialized software enables technicians to pinpoint problems in your car engine in the problem’s earliest stages. This technology uses built-in processors, sensors and microchips, just like any other computer system.
Diagnostic tests communicate with your technician through specialized equipment. These tests reveal problems in the engine, exhaust system, brakes, transmission and other major parts. A diagnostic also finds performance issues related to air flow, coolant, throttle, ignition coils and the fuel injector. Using the code system, your mechanic can diagnose issues with the coil pack, a fuse, suspension, drive train or other problems affecting drivability.
Through use of code-reading tools, your auto repair technician learns which engine part is not functioning as it should. The code does not reveal the exact cause of the problem. But your friendly ASE-certified technicians of Triangle Car Care use what the diagnostic test shows them to find the problem more quickly, thanks to their advanced training.
Do I need diagnostic service if my check engine light is not on?
You should never wait until the dash light turns on, to take your car into Triangle Car Care for routine maintenance. As part of maintenance service and before your dash light illuminates, your repair expert uses diagnostic testing to find problems early. These diagnostic tools also tell your technician about your car’s history, so they can perform the best possible maintenance or repair service.
You need routine maintenance that includes diagnostics according to the schedule provided by your auto manufacturer. Anytime you feel something is not right with your car, your technician can also use this system of codes to uncover a problem. Your best bet is taking your car in for routine maintenance at least once a year, during which you receive a diagnostic test.
When you are shopping for a used car, set an appointment with Triangle Car Care for diagnostic testing on your chosen vehicle before you buy. When you do this, or when you have one performed at the dealership, you get a clearer picture of the car you are buying and its potential problems.
Diagnostic Service and Auto Repair for Generations of NC Drivers
Triangle Car Care has served area drivers for over 50 years. Our skilled technicians stay up-to-date on the latest automotive technologies and use diagnostics as part of every service appointment. We also provide a variety of other auto services, including:
- Oil and fluid changes
- Tire service
- Brake service
- Transmission maintenance
- Engine repair
- Roadside service
- Air conditioning service
- Cooling system repair
- NC auto inspection
Call Triangle Car Care to schedule a service appointment today at (919)787-0966 or bring your vehicle to 6425 Glenwood Avenue for service. We look forward to serving your car diagnostic and repair needs, as we have for multiple generations of Raleigh families.
Here’s how your modern vehicle’s control computer operates
A network of sensors and switches convert and monitor engine operating conditions into electrical signals. The computer receives this information, and, based on information and instructions coded within this savvy computer program, commands are sent to three different systems: ignition, fuel, and emission control. Whenever a problem arises (as seen by that nagging “check engine” light), our service pros check whatever command is prompted, in addition to the status of your engine control computer and sensors. That way you’ll know if your vehicle’s performance is caused by a real problem, or just a sensor/computer issue.