Your check engine light, or service engine soon light comes on – now what? These lights are called malfunction indicator lights and they are plugged into an on-board computer system that keeps track of numerous parameters. Our proficient techs use state of the art diagnostic tools, to determine the origin of the problem.

Starting in the early nineties, all cars created for sale in the US are required to provide a 16-pin OBD-II connector that allows access to the onboard diagnostics system. There are numerous sensors and actuators that are connected to your onboard computer that can turn on this light. When something in this system is “out of whack” the computer stores data and turns the light on to advise you that something is amiss. At Alternative Auto Care, we utilize advanced technology to determine which system or systems are malfunctioning, allowing us to pinpoint the problems and restore your vehicle to good working order.

There are many reasons why your check engine light comes on, some are fairly common, For example; you may be due to replace an oxygen sensor, your gas cap may be loose or faulty, your catalytic converter may be failing, a sensor may be malfunctioning, or it’s as simple as worn spark plugs or wires. Regardless of the issue, leave it to our trained professionals to make any repairs.

Auto Diagnostics in Columbus, OH

We proudly use The Snap-on Verus diagnostic scan tool to best diagnose your car’s trouble and limit costly guess work and unnecessary labor costs.