Complete Computerized Engine Analysis
Why a complete computerized engine analysis is worth every penny! In 1970, the average car had only $25.00 worth of electronics. By 1981 the average car electronics had risen to over $1,000.00 per car and by 1996 to over $3,500.00 per car and still rising. Today’s vehicles computers operate everything from air conditioning, radios, air bags, alarm systems, anti-lock braking systems, traction control, ride control, cruise control, electronic digital and analog instrument panels, automatic transmissions and last but not least emission and engine controls.
Today, too many people have tried to take advantage of the system. Instead of using proper diagnostic procedures, some people (mostly do it your-selfers, but also some so-called professionals) resort to trial and error parts swapping when they don’t know how else to fix a computer or performance problem. Computer’s electronic parts are easily damaged by improper installation or testing and are very sensitive to voltage overloads; it does not take much of a voltage spike to ruin a component. Because of such risks, and the high cost of many parts, car dealers / parts suppliers refuse to allow returns on any electronic components and it is posted on their invoices and at their parts counter; leaving you the consumer with expensive parts you didn’t need. Most computers range in price from $250.00 to as high as $2,500.00 depending on what they control. The major manufacturers have reported that as high as 80% of all computers returned for repair were found to be OK! For this reason, a complete computerized engine analysis can save you money by correctly diagnosing your vehicles problems the first time!
You can see for this very reason, it is even more important to choose a shop that has experienced ASE Certified Master Technicians, the latest computerized diagnostic equipment and a computerized information system. Trying to diagnose today’s vehicles without the proper training and diagnostic equipment can result in misdiagnoses costing the consumer $100’s even $1,000’s of dollars of unnecessary repairs.
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