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Diagnostics is the process of assessing a vehicle and determining the cause of any problems it may have. Having an accredited and professional team perform diagnostics on your automobile is a key process required to ensure your vehicle is performing safely and efficiently. At Minit Auto Tirecraft St. Catharines, our ASE-Certified Technicians are empowered with state-of-the-art diagnostic tools and expert knowledge to troubleshoot the most sophisticated vehicular driveability and other issues. We engage in continuous learning to stay abreast of all technological improvements occurring across our rapidly changing industry and take great heart in exceeding all of our clients’ expectations through honest, timely and cost-effective service provision. While every vehicle and every situation is different, when we run our diagnostics, we look at such things as:
Your battery is what provides the electrical power to run everything from your headlights to your radio. You need to service (and sometimes replace) your battery at regular intervals to ensure it is working properly.
Minit Auto Tirecraft St. Catharines offers industry leading charging system inspection and maintenance. We will ensure the cleanliness and efficiency of your battery, battery terminal posts, clamps, and cables and fix any wiring problems.
The alternator is a key aspect of your electrical system. It charges your battery and powers the electrical system while your engine is running.
Your dashboard warning lights are an imperative safety component of your vehicle. The dash warning lights inform you when there is something amiss with your automobile. When you see your dash warning lights come on, bring your vehicle into Minit Auto Tirecraft St. Catharines where we can run a diagnostic and fix the problem.
Rough running can be caused by anything from a problematic oxygen sensor (or O2 sensor) to clogged fuel filters or fuel pump. When you experience rough running, it’s time to bring your vehicle in for a diagnostic.
A scan tool is an electronic tool we use to interface with, diagnose, and even reprogram your vehicle’s control modules. At Minit Auto Tirecraft St. Catharines, we have the most technologically advances tools to service any issue on any vehicle each and every time.
When your automobile misfires, it’s telling you that something is wrong and that something needs to be diagnosed. Misfires are often accompanied by rough running and even stalling.
If you notice that your exhaust is louder than normal or hear sounds such as rattling, you should have it checked by a qualified and trained technician at Minit Auto Tirecraft St. Catharines.
When you shift gears, you want the transition to be as smooth as possible. Hard shifting is an annoyance and can even be major safety issue.
Air bags are meant to save lives, but if your vehicle’s air bags are not working properly, they could just as soon injure as protect. At Minit Auto Tirecraft St. Catharines, we will run a diagnostic to ensure that your air bags are in proper working order and can protect you and your family.
The traction control system protects against the loss of traction.
The ABS (anti-lock braking system) must be in proper working order to prevent skidding.
The TPMS, or tire pressure monitoring system, monitors the air pressure of your tires so you know when they need to be pumped.
An E Test, or emissions test, tests your vehicle to make sure it is not emitting more than the legally mandated limit of pollutants.
Our ASE-certified technicians will do everything to keep your vehicle in great shape.
For more information about servicing your vehicle, please contact us today!