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auto computer diagnostics and check engine light service in SE Portland and Clackamas Oregon by River City TransmissionsNo one is happy to see their check engine light pop up on the dashboard. Don’t panic just yet though! Through auto computer diagnostics at River City Transmissions, we are able to give you an idea why your check engine light is illuminated.

What Happens When My Check Engine Light Comes On?

A special code is stored within your car’s computer. This code can tell us everything about which part of your car has malfunctioned, and potentially why–if other codes have been triggered as well. It’s very important to run a computer diagnostics test as soon as your check engine light comes on. By looking at the problem early, we may be able to fix bigger issues down the road!

But Why is My Check Engine Light On?

There could be many reasons as to why your check engine light on your car has become activated. It could be as simple as something as your gas cap not being placed on correctly, or it could have something to do with your engine. Your car’s computer stores all of the relevant data for your car to function properly, and if the computer is saying something is wrong–something is definitely wrong! If the light is flashing, this indicates there is a serious problem with the vehicle and should be brought in immediately.

What is An Auto Computer Diagnostics Test?

There are special machines that can read the codes stored within your car’s computer. These are called diagnostic machines, simply because they can help a mechanic diagnose a problem. Because a check engine light is such a general warning, auto computer diagnostics can help us narrow your car’s issue to a specific set of problems. Here at River City Transmission, we use diagnostics to get a clear picture of what’s happening with your car before we try to fix it. Depending on the code that is returned, and what implications it has for your car, we may have to do some more testing–but at least we’ll know where to start!

Professional Auto Computer Diagnostics

Diagnostics tools are specialized instruments that require training to know how to use. We train all of our mechanics to have a firm understanding of when and why a diagnostics test should be run, and exactly how to do it. If your check engine light has come on, give us a call today. We can run an auto computer diagnostics test, narrow down your car’s problem, and move forward towards a solution!

Auto Computer Diagnostics IN PORTLAND OR AND VANCOUVER WA

Serving Clients in Oregon and Washington:

PORTLAND | GRESHAM | HAPPY VALLEY | CLACKAMAS | MILWAUKIE | BEAVERTON | TIGARD | HILLSBORO | CORNELL | SYLVAN | CEDAR HILLS

VANCOUVER | FRUIT VALLEY | HAZEL DELL | FELIDA | CASCADE PARK | CAMAS | ORCHARDS | FISHERS LANDING

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