The diagnostics of a cars engine is very complicated. Nothing really tells you when anything has gone wrong. There is a Check Engine light that pops on, but even this does not tell you exactly what the problem is. The only way to find out is to have your mechanic run an engine diagnostics test on your vehicle. There is even a company that has written a program that you can use through your computer to check the diagnostics of your vehicle. This is pretty amazing. Many people still prefer to have their mechanic check it over than to rely on what their computer might say.
There are many reasons to have a full diagnostics run on your car. With today’s vehicles being run by computers if anything goes wrong and a light will pop on. Take it to your mechanic unless you have gone to school yourself for this. However, if not, do not do it yourself. Simply unhooking your battery will mess up a computers diagnostics in a bad way. So, make sure you have a qualified, certified mechanic that you know and trust. He will be the one who is keeping your car running smoothly for years. If you are a do it your-selfer, you can get many diagnostic supplies at your local mechanic’s office as well. In addition, he can help you with any questions you may have. At AAAuto Service Center, we possess state of the art diagnostic equipment and trained technicians to decipher the root cause of your car engine's issues.