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When Should I Book Car Diagnostic Services?

Car diagnostic services are a key part of vehicle upkeep in 2021, but many people still aren’t sure how it fits into a preventative maintenance plan. To keep your tune-ups on-track, today’s post shares 4 signs it’s time to book a car diagnostic service.

Read on or contact your local TIRECRAFT for a quote on car diagnostic services straight away.

1.   Your Check Engine Light Comes On

It goes without saying that anytime your check engine indicator lights up, something’s not right. But without further investigation, that something is anyone’s guess—indeed, the check engine light is about as all-encompassing an indicator as you’ll find, potentially signaling major problems with your:

  • Catalytic converter
  • Mass airflow sensor
  • Oxygen sensor
  • Spark plugs, and more

On the other hand, it might be something very minor, like a loose gas cap. And while hopefully that’s the case, the only way to know for sure is to book a car diagnostic service.

Using a combination of code-reading tools, testing, intuition, and experience, the technicians at your local TIRECRAFT will get right to the root of the problem. And because we offer all of the standard auto repair and maintenance services, we can start fixing those problems the moment they’re found.

2.   Your Car Feels, Sounds, Or Smells “Off”

Have you ever gotten behind the wheel, started the engine, and immediately gotten the sense that something’s just not right? Whether it’s a rough idle, tailpipe smoke, squeaky brakes, or the smell of rotten eggs, any sign of trouble is worth checking out, and our car diagnostic service will help you get to the bottom of any issue, fast.

3.   You’re Buying A Used Vehicle

Any time you’re buying a used car, it’s a good idea to book a car diagnostic service. After all, that’s the only way to really know what you’re buying. Most sellers will agree to a car diagnostic service before you buy. And if they don’t, consider that a red flag, and start looking elsewhere!

4.   It’s Time For Your Annual Car Diagnostic Service

While it’s important to fix any issues that arise at the first sign of trouble, it’s even more important to be proactive with preventative maintenance. Car diagnostic services reveal much more than engine issues; they can also give you advanced notice about any trouble brewing with your brakes, transmission, exhaust system, and more. And the sooner you spot these signs of trouble, the less they’ll cost you.

If it’s been a full year since your last car diagnostic service, it’s probably a good idea to book another one.

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