At CDP Diesel & Auto, we aim to provide accurate insights that guide us toward the most effective solutions for your vehicles’ needs. We do so by offering diagnostics services in Palmerston, ON.
When the check engine light comes on, your heart drops because all you see is the inconvenience of bringing your vehicle in for diagnostics and dollar signs. At CDP Diesel &Auto, we make truck and vehicle diagnostics as painless as possible.
We have the scanners and knowledge to determine the problem and, in most cases, can get your vehicle repaired and back on the road within a day. Moreover, depending on what is wrong, it may not be as expensive as you think.
Recent vehicles have an electronic control module (ECM) that has two functions:
By processing this information, the ECM helps maintain smooth operation, maximize fuel efficiency, and minimize emissions.
The check engine light is an illuminating dashboard warning that signals potential issues within the vehicle’s systems, primarily the engine and emissions control system.
When the ECM detects irregularities in sensor data or engine performance that could impact emissions or overall operation, it triggers the check engine light to inform the driver that there might be a problem requiring attention.
While the light can illuminate for various reasons, it’s crucial not to ignore it. A diagnostic scan can determine the specific issue behind the light and guide necessary repairs or maintenance to prevent potential complications and ensure the vehicle continues to run efficiently.
Diagnosing a check engine light doesn’t mean we can just hook up the scanner and replace the part it spits out. We need to find out why the sensor is sending an incorrect reading. Depending on the sensor, it could be a bad sensor, a broken vacuum line, a bad spark plug, a broken wire, or several other issues.
In some cases, your vehicle may spit out more than one code. The issue may be that more than one sensor is bad, or more than likely, one sensor has a problem affecting another sensor’s readings.
The experienced auto and diesel technicians at CDP Diesel & Auto have the experience, expertise and diagnostic equipment to determine why a sensor sends a bad reading and whether it affects other sensors.
The current standard for vehicle codes is the OBD-II standard. The types of OBD-II codes are:
NETWORK AND WIRING
The first letter designates the location of the problem, the second denotes whether the code is OBD-II or OEM, the third digit denotes the affected system, and the last two are the specific code. Affected system codes include:
IDLE SPEED CONTROL
OR CRUISE CONTROL
SIGNAL FROM ECU
At CDP Diesel & Auto, we recognize that accurate diagnostics are the foundation of efficient and effective vehicle maintenance. When it comes to trucks and trailers, this principle holds even more significance due to the diverse systems and heavy-duty demands they face.
We utilize state-of-the-art tools to access your vehicle’s onboard computer systems, decipher error codes, and delve deep into the intricate network of components.
Our technicians possess extensive expertise in diagnosing a wide range of issues that can affect these vehicles, from engine performance irregularities to brake system malfunctions.
Our truck and trailer diagnostics service is comprehensive, aiming to uncover both obvious and hidden issues.
Our diagnostics service expedites the repair process by providing our technicians with valuable insights into the nature of the problem.
Our diagnostics service not only identifies existing issues but also offers insights into potential problems that might arise down the road.
Your vehicles deserve nothing less than the highest level of care, and that’s exactly what we provide. Contact us today to experience the difference our advanced diagnostics service can make for your trucks, trailers, and other vehicles.
Call us at (519) 418-3344 or email [email protected]. You can also drop by our shop at 114 Noble Family Road, Palmerston, ON N0G 2P0, Canada.