Auto Computer Diagnostics

Auto Computer Diagnostics in Sioux Falls, SD

The computer in your SUV, van, car or truck is responsible for a number of tasks, including monitoring your engine’s emissions, deliver diagnostic codes that mechanics at Team Automotive can read and understand when something goes wrong with your vehicle and more.

In modern cars, there are several computer systems that create fault codes when things go wrong. These codes can be read at Team Automotive with help from a diagnostic scan tool created specifically to understand engine codes. When your car starts sending a trouble code, trust Team Automotive to test, scan and retrieve data from your vehicle’s board diagnostics system. Well let you know how your vehicle needs to be serviced and will even give you a free quote.

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Understanding Your Auto Computer

The computer within your vehicle is actually a series of microprocessors that keep your car going strong. Since they are all responsible for keeping an eye on your systems, they can identify problems right away and send a message to your dashboard to light up the appropriate icon.

Newer cars have more microprocessors than older vehicles, so the number of software systems vary, but here are a few of the components your car may use microprocessors to monitor:

  • Air bags
  • Keyless entry
  • Anti-lock brakes
  • Oxygen sensor
  • Cabin temperature sensor
  • Engine temperature sensor
  • Advanced climate control systems
  • Motorized seats and mirrors
  • Cruise control system
  • Radio
  • Automatic transmission system
  • Alarms
  • Electric panels
  • On-Dash backup monitor
  • Touch screen stereo

They also work to monitor your vehicle’s emissions. If there is too much pollution released from your system, the microchip sends a message indicating what component is causing the extra emissions.

Common Auto Computer Problems

Since there are so many microprocessors in your vehicle, it can be difficult to tell if one or more stop working or are failing. An accurate diagnosis can be difficult to come to, so if you ever notice something seems wrong with your car, truck, SUV or van, call Team Automotive for a quick checkup. In the meantime, here’s a quick list of signs one of your computers isn’t working properly.

  • Check engine light turns on
  • Car won’t start
  • Overheating
  • Grinding sounds when changing gears
  • Dark emissions
  • Loud sounds under hood
  • Unusual vibrations

If you’re not sure what’s going on, or if you discover there’s a problem and the microprocessor didn’t warn you before things got bad, it’s possible the computer failed. Call Team Automotive when you want your microprocessors inspected. Our ASE-certified technicians can take a look at your system and diagnose the issue, offer possible solutions and work with you to find a fix to fit your budget.

Auto Computer Service, Maintenance and Repairs

The best way to maintain your car computer system is to bring your vehicle in for regular checkups. We’ll connect to your system and check for fault codes, trouble codes, engine codes and more. At Team Automotive, we’re proud to be ASE-certified, which means our technicians were specially trained and have received accredited certification to work on your car, van, truck or SUV.

Trust Team Automotive to handle all your automotive needs with industry-leading equipment and friendly, professional and highly trained mechanics. Call today for a free quote, to get information and maintenance advice from one of our technicians or to schedule an appointment.

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