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Car Diagnostic Service


Vehicles are becoming more and more largely run by computers. They control how cars start, drive, brake, deliver fuel into the engine, respond to your commands as the driver, and much more. To let drivers know these elements may need service, there are electronic sensors throughout the engine that send signals to your vehicle's onboard computer to trigger an error code.

This can all seem pretty complicated. The good news is, Brakes Plus has expert people ready to tackle any issue your computer (er, car) presents!

When Do You Need A Car Diagnostic?

  • Warning lights – If the check engine light or any other warning indicators appear on your dashboard, your vehicle's computer is sensing a potential issue and telling you it needs attention.

  • Performance changes – If your car is running differently or less efficiently than normal, it may be best to get it checked out before any larger issues present themselves in the future.

What's Included In A Car Diagnostic?

When you visit Brakes Plus for a diagnostic, our technicians use our state-of-the-art Snap-On VERUS auto diagnostic scanner (sounds fancy, right?) to read signals coming from your vehicle’s computer and engine sensors. If something’s not right, we can make sense of the error codes and pinpoint the problem.

The cost of a diagnostic test can differ based on your vehicle type, year, and level of inspection required, but we'll always provide an accurate estimate before your service!

Benefits Of A Car Diagnostic

As soon as you detect, and resolve, any issues found from performing a car diagnostic, your vehicle will thank you. Our diagnostic tools can identify several types of issues, which our experts can then repair to result in:

  • Less chance of small issues snowballing into larger – and more expensive – ones

  • Prolonged engine life

  • Increased fuel efficiency

  • Improved safety

  • Greater overall vehicle performance

To have your vehicle run through a quick diagnostic, schedule an appointment or just stop by your nearest Brakes Plus location today!