Motor Vehicle diagnostics used to require training, experience and a good ear for listening. Well things have changed a little over the years and now we also need the latest computer diagnostic equipment. In order to analyse your car properly we have to connect our computer into the under dash OBD2 socket. Now we know people can be impressed with all that sort of talk but just for the record, OBD stands for “On Board Diagnostics”.
As each new car appears, there are more and more components fitted which require access by computer to test if they are functioning ok. When a component is not functioning correctly anymore it will generally activate a warnig light on the dashboard, this fault will also be recorded in the On Board Diagnostic system. By accessing the OBD with our computer[s] we can see where the fault is and then continue our testing to determine which part needs replacing. Without the diagnostic computer, a Technician may as well be looking for a “needle in a haystack”.
Here at Balgowlah Automotive we have made it a priority to keep up to date with the latest in computer diagnostic equipment. In addition our Technicians regularly attend training courses so they are aware of the latest testing procedures and what will be coming out in the near future.
So next time you leave your car with us for some loving care, rest assured that we will be able to carry out the proper testing that is required to keep your car running well.