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Sarasota Auto Repair

The Dave’s Auto Repair Guide To Vehicle Diagnosis

Modern Sarasota vehicles have several computers on board that control all kinds of things like engine functions, transmission shifts, traction control, anti-lock brakes, stability control, emissions – and on some vehicles, even steering, braking and the throttle.

Think about that for a minute – things that used to be controlled by simple mechanical connections now have electronic controls that rely on computers, software and sensors. It’s no wonder that when something goes wrong with their Automobile it can be pretty complicated for Sarasota car owners to track down the source of the problem.

To help your Dave’s Auto Repair tech figure out what’s wrong, your Automobile is equipped with on-board diagnostics. The Check Engine Light comes on to tell you there’s a problem and the engine management computer stores a trouble code. Your honest, fair, dependable Dave’s Auto Repair tech connects a scan tool to your vehicle’s diagnostic port and retrieves the trouble codes as well as other important data.

Trouble codes are like clues for the Sarasota technician to follow as he diagnoses what’s wrong with your Automobile. In a way, it’s like going to your Sarasota doctor with a problem. She’ll run some additional tests and gather the information she needs to make a diagnosis and form a treatment plan. How much a vehicle diagnosis costs at Dave’s Auto Repair in Sarasota depends on how much time it takes to sort out the symptoms and find the underlying problem.

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Dave’s Auto Repair

4547 Bee Ridge Road

Sarasota, FL 34233