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Auto Diagnostics In Frederick, MD

Your “check engine” light, or “service engine soon” light comes on – now what? These lights are called malfunction indicator lights and they are plugged into your on-board computer system that keeps track of numerous operating parameters. Our expert technicians use state of the art diagnostic tools to determine the origin of the problem, saving you time and guess work.

Starting in the early nineties, all cars created for sale in the US are required to provide a 16-pin OBD-II connector that allows access to the onboard diagnostics system. A multitude of sensors and actuators are connected to your on-board computer that can trigger the check engine light. When something in this system is “out of whack” the computer stores the information and turns the light on to notify you, the driver, that something is wrong. At Krietz’s Auto Repair and Sales, we utilize the latest in automotive technology to determine which system or systems are malfunctioning, allowing us to efficiently pinpoint the problems. We will then communicate our findings and work with you to resolve the issue.

Check Engine Light On In Frederick, MD

There are many reasons why your check engine light comes on, these reasons range from the very simple to the very complex and the best thing to do is get it checked out at your earliest convenience. The exception being a flashing check engine light, this indicates mechanical damage and should be immediately diagnosed. And don’t forget to tighten your gas cap the next time you fill up, a loose gas cap can often trigger the check engine light.

But keep in mind, the longer you wait, the more time a minor issue has to become a bigger problem later down the road. So no matter the reason, big or small, bring your car into Krietz Auto Repair and let us take a look. We will keep you up-to-date every step of the way while working with you to extend the life of your automobile.