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Auto Computer Diagnostics in Greenville, SC

Performing a car diagnostic can reveal a number of problems associated with the transmission, oil tank, gas tank, exhaust system and other components of the vehicle. Modern vehicles are designed with computers with sensors that can be linked to a car diagnostic computer scan to pinpoint exactly where the problem exists. The scans are performed at a dealership or at the garage of a certified mechanic. Some scans can be performed at home using a hand-held scanning device.

In 1996 the EPA mandated that the computer interface of all vehicles sold in the United States had to meet the On-Board Diagnostics, version II (OBD II) standard. All cars made in the US after 1996 can have a computer, and the computer can give you information about your vehicle. It can tell you: ignition timing issues, fuel injector performance level of buildup in the combustion engine, whether the ignition coils are firing, air and coolant temperature, engine rpm levels, crankshaft and camshaft position and the throttle opening. After a diagnostic is performed, the computer will tag each data point to reveal what needs to be corrected and will store each code so that the technician can look in specific areas for problems.

While consumer code readers are available, they only provide limited information on the source of the problem. At Mason and Sons, we not only tell you what the codes are, but why your check engine light is on and what it will take to fix your car the right way.

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