Truckee Auto Repair

Virtual Advisor
Call Us:(530) 587-2178
Mon - Fri: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Address: 11050 #102 Pioneer trail
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Smogs available: Smog checks on 2000 and newer vehicles.
Available at both facilities during regular business hours.
No appointments needed.

On Board Diagnostics for TRUCKEE Motorists

Some TRUCKEE vehicle owners wonder why The Auto & Tire Doctor Inc and other TRUCKEE auto repair shops charge a fee for vehicle diagnostics.

Receiving a diagnostic charge at The Auto & Tire Doctor Inc for a tricky automotive problem shouldn't be a surprise. In the TRUCKEE area, automotive diagnostics can cover quite a range. If you hear a noise in your vehicle brakes when you slow down in rush-hour traffic on a busy CA road, you pull off at 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 vehicle engine, however, a The Auto & Tire Doctor Inc diagnosis may be much more involved.

Much of the TRUCKEE driver'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 CA drivers that the trouble code tells the The Auto & Tire Doctor Inc technician exactly what's wrong. They wonder why there is a diagnostic charge because the scanner quickly gave the diagnosis.

In reality, it is not that easy and straightforward. 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 vehicle computer's trouble code just tells the The Auto & Tire Doctor Inc 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 malfunction.

There are many problems that could cause a troublesome sensor reading for The Auto & Tire Doctor Inc customers. The service advisor makes a list of the most likely causes and begins tracking down the source of the problem. This takes time.

TRUCKEE service centers subscribe to databases that document possible causes for all the possible trouble codes. The databases outline procedures for confirming a diagnosis and provide the documented repair. These  databases are specific to each vehicle and engine combination.

Some diagnoses are quick and easy. Others are more involved, time-consuming and difficult. Of course The Auto & Tire Doctor Inc wants to figure out what's wrong with your vehicle and get you back on the road as quickly as possible.

The Auto & Tire Doctor Inc
12000 PIONEER TRL
TRUCKEE, CA 96161
5305872178
http://theautoandtiredoctor.com

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