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Auto Computer Diagnostics

When there's something wrong with your car, truck, SUV or van, the computer in your car will send a code that our ASE-certified mechanics can read in our Sioux Falls, SD auto repair shop. Call 12th Street Auto Care Center today and we'll pull up your auto computer diagnostics. Our experienced and friendly techs are glad to help you understand what your car is trying to tell you.

ASE and AAA Approved Auto Computer Diagnostics Shop

12th Street Auto Care Center in Sioux Falls, SD is ASE and AAA-certified. You can trust our auto mechanics to translate the computer diagnostics for your car, truck, van or SUV and find problem codes. This helps our techs understand what’s going on under your hood and allows them to make the appropriate auto repairs or replacements so you can get back on the road safe and sound. Our mechanics are specially trained to inspect, diagnose and either repair or replace all parts in your vehicle. That means your car is in good hands. Trust 12th Street Auto Care Center to provide friendly service and product satisfaction at a price you can afford.

auto computer diagnostics

Your Vehicle’s Computer

Did you know your car doesn’t have a simple computer under the hood? Your auto computer diagnostics system is actually a series of microprocessors that work together to keep your auto systems going strong. Since these microprocessors are responsible for keeping things in working order, signals are sent right away whenever things stop working properly. These signals light up your dashboard with specific symbols to let you know you need to make an appointment with 12th Street Auto Care Center.

Since newer cars have more microprocessors than older vehicles, the various signals can be available on one system but not another. But generally, here are a few processes your car may monitor with help from microprocessors:

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

Microprocessors also monitor your emissions system. If there is too much pollution released from your system, the microchip will send the main computer a message to let it know — and you definitely won’t pass your emissions test. When this happens, your Check Engine light may turn on to let you know it’s time to make an appointment at 12th Street Auto Care Center. Our Sioux Falls, SD is a trusted local auto repair shop and our ASE-certified mechanics would be happy to offer auto computer diagnostics.

Common Computer Diagnostics

The computer for your auto system will let you know when there are serious problems with your systems, or if there is a smaller issue that can be dealt with quickly and easily. Regardless of the signal, always call 12th Street Auto Care Center whenever you experience unusual signals or the following symptoms:

  • 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 causing changes in your vehicle, don’t wait. Call our local Sioux Falls auto repair shop — 12th Street Auto Care Center — and speak to one of our experienced ASE-certified mechanics. Set up an appointment so your systems can be thoroughly inspected by one of our ASE-certified mechanics. They’ll tell you what your vehicle’s computer diagnostics system says about your car, and give you a list of repair or replacement options.

Napa Service Assistant

You don’t have to be an expert to know that preventive maintenance is the best way to make sure your vehicle is running properly. Use our interactive vehicle tool to learn about the maintenance and services your NAPA AutoCare Center can provide.

Napa Interactive Maintenance Tool