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At Begley Auto Repair, we know that your vehicle is important to you. That's why we use computer diagnostics to identify problems quickly and accurately. You can trust us to fix your vehicle right the first time, and get you back on the road in no time. Schedule now!

Computer Diagnostics and Analysis

check engine light on in a car

In 1970 the average car had only $25 worth of electronics. That figure reached over $3,500 by 1996. Today that figure has reached over $6,000 and continues to climb with some vehicles having over 40 different computers on board. 

Automobile computers operate everything from air conditioning, radios, air bags, alarm systems, anti-lock braking systems, traction control, ride control, cruise control, analog and digital gauges, automatic transmissions, emission controls, engine controls, navigation and much more. These computers can cost from $250 to over $1,500 depending on what they control.

Instead of using proper diagnostic procedures, some do-it-yourselfers without the technical experience resort to trial-and-error parts swapping when they don't know how to repair computer and performance issues. Since car dealers and parts suppliers refuse to allow the return of electronic components (due to possible damage) that may leave you, the consumer, with expensive parts you don't need. In fact, manufacturers have reported that 80% of all returned computers were found to be okay.

Did You Know?

Some people in our area are confused by charges for diagnostic services for a vehicle repair, even though many other services in life include diagnostic fees - things like computer service and appliance repair. Even when we go into the doctor for a medical problem, we're paying the doctor for to diagnose our ailment and for the tests that go along with it. So receiving a diagnostic charge for an automotive problem shouldn't be a surprise. 

Automotive diagnostics can cover quite a range. If you hear a noise in your brakes, a visual inspection is usually enough to know what needs to be done. However, if you're having an intermittent problem with your engine, diagnosis may be much more involved.

Some think that when the "Check Engine" light comes on the computer tells the technician exactly what the problem is. The reality is much different. The trouble code just tells the technician what engine parameter is out of range, not what's causing it. Our technicians will determine the underlying problem that is causing the symptom.

As you can imagine, some automotive diagnoses are quick and easy while others are more involved and difficult. Of course, we want to figure out what's wrong with your vehicle and get you back on the road as quickly as possible.

At Begley Auto Repair, we are committed to providing exceptional service to all of our customers. That’s why we have partnered with RepairPal to make scheduling your appointments as easy and convenient as possible. Trust us to take care of all your auto repair needs with professionalism and expertise.

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