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Category Archives: Service Standards

On Board Diagnostics for CHICO Motorists

On Board Diagnostics for CHICO Motorists

Some CHICO vehicle owners wonder why Boradori Automotive and other CHICO auto repair shops charge a fee for vehicle diagnostics. Receiving a diagnostic charge at Boradori Automotive for a tricky automotive problem shouldn't be a surprise. In the CHICO area, automotive diagnostics can cover quite a range. If you hear a noise in your vehicle brakes when you slow down in rush-hour traffic on a busy CA road, you pull off at the next off-ramp and take a quick visual check. That is usually enough to know what needs to be done. If you're having an intermittent problem with your vehicle engine, however, a Boradori Automotive diagnosis may be much more involved.Much of the CHICO driver's confusion comes when the problem involves the Check Engine light. The Check Engine light comes on when the engine management computer has sensed a problem. There's a common misconception among CA drivers that the trouble code tells the Boradori Automotive technician exactly what's wrong. They wonder why th ... read more

On Board Diagnostics for Your vehicle

On Board Diagnostics for Your vehicle

Today we're going to talk about on-board diagnostics and the questions we hear from folks around CHICO, CA, who need answers about diagnostic services. They want to know what diagnostics are, what's involved and what the benefits are. They really want to understand the value of diagnostic scans by a trained technician in CHICO.These are valid concerns. If you don't understand something it's really hard to know its value. Let's start with some history.Since 1996, all cars and light trucks in CHICO, CA, have been required to use a standardized diagnostic system to help repair technicians determine what's wrong with your vehicle. The diagnostic system works with the vehicle's Engine Control Module – the computer that controls many engine functions.The computer monitors dozens of components and processes. Depending on what the sensors read, the computer will make adjustments to compensate for conditions and minor problems. When there is a condition that it can't adjust for, the compu ... read more

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