When it comes to car diagnostics, many people may say that a computer is doing all the work and the technician just following orders. Though it’s true that the equipment is telling us whats happening, it’s still up to the skill of the technician to determine the underlying cause of the issue and apply experience and intelligent problem solving skills to efficiently solve the problem. Our certified technicians have the equipment, skills and experience to quickly and accurately attack the root of your vehicle problems.

Engine Diagnostics is a carefully designed system consisting of a few important pieces; but the most important thing to be aware of is your ECU.

Computer DiagnosticsAll vehicles manufactured after the mid 90’s are equipped with an (ECU) Electronic Control Unit. Your vehicles ECU is essentially an onboard computer that monitors the performance of an engines fuel injection, RPM’s and a multitude of other processes required to keep your car running. The ECU is constantly making small adjustments to the timing of these processes and keeping them in line. In the event of a problem the ECU cannot fix, the ECU will activate your “check engine light” and store a trouble code in its memory for collection by a technician.

Another integral portion of the car diagnosis system is the sensors. Every vehicle is equipped with multiple sensors; these are basically the eyes and ears of the vehicles ECU and will report an issue back to the computer should something be amiss. One thing that we pay attention to is the fact that if one of your sensors goes bad, it can register as a major issue requiring extensive repair; however, in cases like these simply replacing the sensor will deactivate your check engine light and resolve the issue quickly and cheaply.

At Granite Reef Service Center, we take pride in the fact that we can diagnose and resolve even the strangest of vehicle problems with speed, efficiency and at the least cost to you. We understand that your car is used every day to accomplish your needs and respect the fact that you need it back as soon as possible. Furthermore, we will take the time to let you know the root of the issue so that it can be avoided in the future. So if your car is acting strangely or that pesky check engine light has turned on, take your vehicle to the experts at Granite Reef Service Center and relax. We’ll make sure that your car is back on the road as quickly as possible.

Our technicians are able to service almost any vehicle on the road. If you have any questions or concerns feel free to give us a call.