Auto Care Plus technicians take Engine & Transmission inspections seriously. After eliminating the simple causes for check engine or transmission warning lights; they move on to the more complex scenarios that might be causing the concern you describe.
engine and transmission diagnosis & repair
In spite of the sinking feeling that hits the pit of our stomach when the check engine warning light comes on; many of the causes can be easily-resolved:
Manufactures program scheduled maintenance into the vehicle’s computer. The monitoring system must be reset to stay on schedule of your vehicle maintenance. These mileage-induced warnings are actually designed to increase your vehicle’s longevity and fuel efficiency. (Some manufacturers utilize the service required light for these types of maintenance issues).
The gas cap may not be screwed down tight. (The monitoring system detects low pressure in the fuel system).
Spark plugs may be misfiring. (The monitoring system detects an irregularity in timing).
Although condensation forms along the pistons during firing, it normally evaporates when the engine reaches operating temperature. However, daily short commutes often cause collected engine moisture because the vehicle is shut off before the engine achieves operating temperatures. Not allowing the moisture to evaporate.
When spark plugs are not the issue, the timing belt, valves, or ignition system may be at fault.
(Usually related to an engine or catalytic converter issue).
The reason for connecting the check engine light to the transmission is to detect transmission issues before they become evident to the driver. At this stage, performing a transmission fluid flush and filter, or even just topping up the fluids to manufacturer’s specs may be all that is required.
The diagnostic trouble code that is produced when the check engine light is on, helps our technicians identify which of these systems has triggered the warning. It is their job to look for the simplest solution first; and to explore deeper when required.
other engine and transmission related services
In addition to responding to the engine light warning system, our technicians can perform the following engine services for both gas and diesel vehicles
- Tune Ups
- Air Intake & Combustion Cleaning
- Timing Belt Inspection & Replacement
- Oil leak Inspection & Repairs
- Oil Change
- Transmission Fluid & Filter Replacement
- Electrical System Diagnosis & Repairs
- Fuel Injection Servicing
- Belt & Hose Replacement