Computer Controlled Diagnostics: What Grinds Your Gears?

By udm - October 20th, 2018 in Uncategorized

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What Grinds Your Gears?

Computer-Controlled Everything

There’s nothing more frustrating than your car unexpectedly breaking down. And it’s worse when your car breaks down in the middle of traffic. Mechanical failures give you advance warning in the form of gear grinds, whining noises, or poor shifting. However, an electrical failure can leave you stranded unexpectedly and in the worst of places.  

The Pros and Cons

It’s not exactly a new revelation. Modern cars use computers to operate, but this doesn’t apply to simply engines and infotainment systems any longer. Increasingly, these computers interconnect to a car’s transmission — not to mention (almost) everything else. While this union between gearbox and computer undoubtedly helps emissions and performance, it’s not uncommon to see unexpected electrical failures or broken modules.

Even though All-Automatic is a fan of mechanical fail-safes and redundant systems, we know our way around modern computer-controlled transmission diagnostics. We have the scan tools needed to diagnose and repair, as well as check for trouble codes generated by your car.

Call Us Today

We’re no stranger to fleet vehicles either.  In fact, we’re very familiar with the weak spots (and strengths) of many commonly used work vans and trucks. So give us a call today or stop by if your car has any transmission related error codes. We can help diagnose the problem before you’re caught off guard and get you back on the road sooner!

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