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Light Checks with Budget Performance Inc

Don't neglect your vehicle's electronic systems - trust our experts to repair your vehicle properly the first time around! A poor driving experience can often be related to a malfunctioning computer or driving controls. Come to Budget Performance Inc to ensure your vehicle is in top driving condition.

Check Engine Light

The dreaded malfunction indicator lamp! We’re here to help you through the process. This seems to be all a new issue for today’s automobile owners, but really it’s nothing new. Questions we always hear are. “My engine light has been on for years, but I’ve never worried about it. Why now?” or “Oh, the engine light is on but my mechanic says not to worry about it, it’s nothing serious. But can you tell me why my car is having these symptoms?” We will agree that no one really ever paid serious attention to the check engine light, unless the vehicle actually had a driveability issue.

  • DO NOT panic. If the light is on solid, and the car seems to drive normally, the problem is NOT an urgent concern. You can schedule a convenient time to bring the car in for a diagnostic.
  • DO NOT drive the car if the light blinks, or the car bucks, hesitates, loses power, or any similar driving concern. Further driving will likely cause avoidable damage to expensive components.
  • The check engine light monitors all aspects of the vehicle: emissions controls, transmission shifting, engine and fuel management, and even more in the cases of luxury or hybrid vehicles.
  • The check engine light does NOT mean you “just need an oil change or tune-up.” It’s not a service reminder and rarely has anything to do with maintenance.
  • The “little computer” that a mechanic uses to communicate with a car does NOT tell you what is wrong with the vehicle. It’s the equivalent of the car telling us “where it hurts,” but it becomes our job to determine why the car is metaphorically injured.

A Proper Diagnostic

To do proper diagnosis on a check engine light requires more than simply pulling a fault code and replacing some parts. Inexperienced or incapable mechanics resort to this “shotgun” method, but most consumers do not realize that’s the approach their mechanic is taking. If your dentist wanted to yank all your lower teeth because of a toothache somewhere down there, you would be looking for a new dentist who knew how to properly evaluate the cause of pain!

We are often tasked with finding a problem that a customer says “nobody else can fix.” We find the other shops have sold all sorts of replacement parts, but the problem persists. We find that these same sorts of shops have ultimately resulted in expensive irrelevant repairs. Not to mention, the car isn’t fixed. A true diagnostic takes time, not 5 minutes either. In 5 Minutes anyone can read a code from a vehicles computer, but that does not troubleshoot the cause or the failure. At Budget Performance Inc, you will feel comfortable knowing your vehicle is in great hands! Give us a call today to find out more information on our Diagnostics process!

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