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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 we can read in our shop. Call 12th Street Auto Care Center so we can pull up your vehicle's computer diagnostics. Call us today or go to our website to make an appointment. One of our experienced and friendly techs will be glad to help get your car up and running properly again.

ASE and AAA Approved Auto Computer Diagnostics Shop

12th Street Auto Care Center is both ASE and AAA certified. You can trust our mechanics to read the computer diagnostics for your car, truck, van or SUV to reveal problem codes. This helps our techs learn what’s wrong under your hood and allows them to make the appropriate repairs or replacements so you can get back on the road safe and sound. Our technicians are special trained to inspect, diagnose and either repair or replace all system 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.

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Your Vehicle’s Computer

Did you know your car doesn’t have a simple computer under the hood? Your 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.

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 12th Street Auto Care Center and speak to one of our experienced technicians. Set up an appointment so your systems can be thoroughly inspected by one of our ASE-certified mechanics. They’ll tell you what your computer says about your system 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