Are you aware of the reasons it is important to find a qualified mechanic to fix your car? This could help you save hundreds of dollars on labor and parts. We mean mechanics with the latest technology when we refer to “good mechanics” or “good repair shops”. Because it takes longer to get a diagnosis, you don’t want your car in a shop that uses old equipment. The longer it takes for a mechanic to diagnose your car, the more labor you will pay.
Remember that mechanics are charged by the hour.
You can have car repairs done on any of these (not all).
• Air conditioning checks
• Air bag checks
• Electrical wiring
• Clutch service and repair
• Transmission repair
• Wheel Alignment
• Heating system
• Oil and lubrication
• Power windows
Car repair technology facilitates much of the troubleshooting mechanics do to diagnose problems.
Have you ever noticed that certain lights on your panel turn on when there is a problem? Most cases can be diagnosed by an experienced mechanic. However, in some instances, sophisticated technology may be required to accurately diagnose the problem.
There are many types of sophisticated technology, but one that is most popular is troubleshooting software. Auto Tech has a software program car owners can use for diagnosing the problem with their vehicle.
A reliable car troubleshooting program is something that most car owners should consider buying. Some programs require you to enter the make and year of your car, as well as the model number and the type of equipment. It has a huge database of information about all cars on the market. Car owners simply follow the steps as they are prompted. It uses what is known in the industry as a “tree diagnosing” method, where logical steps guide you through the entire diagnostic process.
Once you have entered your car’s details, you can use the drop-down menu to select the symptoms your car is showing. If you select “squealing brakes”, it will mimic the sound of your brakes. If that sounds like what you hear, the program will recommend a series of steps.
Although you may not want to use troubleshooting software, imagine how much you could save by communicating with the mechanic in an intelligent way, and letting him know you are knowledgeable.
Students studying for certification purchase certain tools. Snap On, Mac Tools are just two examples. These two programs are very popular in Canada as well as the United States.
Now mechanics have access to a variety of technology tools to better understand their cars: digital multimeters for electronic measuring, boroscopes for testing heat exchangers, fuel diagnostic testers for testing and balancing fuel injectors and other similar technologies.
The latest car mechanic technology helps to reduce the learning curve and speed up diagnosis, so the car owner doesn’t have to spend too much time doing repairs.