Computer Diagnostic

Rescue Auto specializes in computer diagnostics. Modern vehicles and their multitude of onboard computers, which control a variety of functions, certainly demand that your mechanic be able to diagnose problems that arise with a sophisticated piece of equipment.

Our diagnostic testing equipment can get to the root of the problem with your vehicle when certain problems arise that aren’t immediately apparent.

Computer diagnostic equipment can most appropriately be used when experiencing “Check Engine” lights that stay on while the car is running, reduced fuel economy or even certain drivability issues.

If you’ve ever wondered how this process works, the Check Engine light comes on when a trouble code has been sent and stored in a computer or multiple of computers in your vehicle. When testing for the problem, Rescue Auto technicians typically use 4-5 criteria to get to the bottom of the issue.

At Rescue Auto, we are proud to use the following diagnostic equipment and their accompanying systems:

  • Autel
  • Snap On

If your vehicle has a flashing check engine light, this is a key indication that you may have a very serious issue that affects one of three engine components:

  • Ignition system
  • Fuel lines and distribution
  • Emission systems

Maintenance By Rescue Auto

When you entrust your vehicle care and maintenance to Rescue Auto, you know you’ll have the peace of mind that we are committed to determining the cause of the engine trouble, even if it involves a multitude of tests with our sophisticated computer diagnostic equipment and systems.

Possible causes of an illuminated or a flashing check engine light can be, but are not limited to the following:

  • Oxygen sensor issues
  • Leaky or loose gas cap seal
  • Bad spark plug or spark plug wires
  • Bad ignition coil
  • Catalytic converter issue
  • Mass air flow sensor has gone bad
  • Vacuum seal leak (engine)
  • EGR valve

Our maintenance service includes:

  • Visual inspection
  • Compare symptoms to technical bulletins
  • Individual component diagnosis
  • System analysis

Why use Rescue Auto?

At Rescue Auto, we pride ourselves on our expertise with Snap-On and Autel diagnostic equipment. It is a part and parcel of our everyday work with our residential and commercial clients.

Maximize vehicle performance

Vehicle performance and drivability factor can be maximized over time with certain key maintenance on a regular schedule. This means less hookups to diagnostic equipment, less serious problems and less money spent on serious repairs that become very costly.

To achieve a level of performance and good repair that leads to happy drivers and vehicle owners, it is key to:

  • Three words – Change. Your. Oil.
  • Change engine air filters. Do not neglect this as it reduces strain on certain engine parts to have a clear and breathing air filter
  • Change engine air filters. Do not neglect this as it reduces strain on certain engine parts to have a clear and breathing air filter
  • Spark plugs should be replaced according to manufacturer specifications
  • Check and maintain air pressure. Don’t make assumptions about PSI. This can greatly affect vehicle safety and fuel economy.
  • Check and maintain vehicle
  • Do not ignore warning lights. Read the owner’s manual and follow the guidelines for getting engine checked
  • Have brakes checked regularly for wear to brake pads and other parts. Replace pads when necessary

How important is the service?

There’s really no substitute for a computer diagnostic. If your check engine light is on, you cannot ignore it for long and normal checks by the well-trained eye of our technicians will not be enough to accurately diagnose a problem that requires diagnostics. This service takes out the guess work and keeps you from ending up back on the road without the proper maintenance being performed.