Just a short 20 years ago, we used to take our cars in for a tune-up that generally included replacing the points and plugs, adjusting the carburetor, cleaning the air filter and changing the oil. Today's cars are built differently, with more computers and sensitive electronic devices. Regular maintenance schedules recommended in your car's owner's manual are good to follow. Changing seasons, preparing for a trip or getting ready to sell your car would also be opportune times to have your car's performance evaluated and tested. However, things can go wrong between regularly scheduled maintenance and there is little in the owner's manuals to recommend when you need new brake rotors, oxygen sensors, shocks or transmissions. Worse yet, the "Check Engine" light comes on and you see no apparent difference in how your car is functioning.
The trend today, according to Auto Technician Bert Fuller, is that people are bringing in their cars for a tune-up when something goes wrong. And that is what we do best – fix whatever is wrong. Our technicians own and operate cutting edge diagnostic tools to help them evaluate certain conditions. Some problems are recorded as codes in your car's computer. Other problems require a troubleshooting process that can be performed by an experienced technician.