Vehicle Diagnostics

Modern Auto Service provides reliable and professional vehicle diagnostic services that you can count on. We do a complete analysis of your vehicle, including the engine, transmission, brakes, suspension, and electrical systems.

At Modern Auto Service, we take the guesswork out of vehicle issues with our cutting-edge diagnostic tools and techniques. Whether it’s a minor glitch or a complex concern, no problem goes unnoticed. After pinpointing the issue, we’ll lay out a detailed repair plan.

What is Vehicle Diagnostics?

Your vehicle is nothing short of exceptional. It’s engineered with a state-of-the-art computer system that continuously scans various components to ensure everything is in good working order. This automotive system is called the Onboard Diagnostics II (OBD-II).

The diagnostic process involves connecting a scanner or specialized tool to this OBD and retrieving diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs). These codes will provide information about specific issues with one or more vehicle systems.

Once the issue has been identified, our ASE-certified technician can provide a comprehensive repair plan addressing the underlying problem. The process helps ensure the repairs are done correctly first, saving you time and money in the long run.

Which Areas Can Be Tested with Digital Vehicle Diagnostics?

Because we have invested in the latest and most advanced auto diagnostics equipment, our technician can scan virtually every part of your vehicle. Some common areas our diagnostics tool can check for problems include:

How Often Should I Have Vehicle Diagnostics?

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to wait for the check engine light to be triggered to have a diagnostic test done. Anytime you feel your vehicle responding differently or feel that something is off, it’s a good idea to do testing to check the problem. 

At Modern Auto Service, we regularly suggest you have vehicle diagnostics at least once a year. This quick and cost-efficient test will determine any minor problems that may not be big enough to trigger a warning. By doing so, you can prevent such issues from becoming a much more expensive affair.

Why Do Digital Vehicle Diagnostics?

Even though most drivers believe vehicle diagnostic tests are only required when the check engine light comes on, this isn’t the case. Instead, there are several benefits to having vehicle diagnostics at least once a year.

Diagnostics Is Not Only About Having the Best Tools

One common misconception about vehicle diagnostics is that tools can readily determine the cause of a check engine light or another dashboard warning indicator. While our diagnostic tools are dynamic, they are still just tools in our arsenal. The code retrieved will tell us which components are out of range. However, it doesn’t detail the root cause of the problem.

This is where the expertise and skill of our technicians come into play. We have the expertise and experience to interpret the diagnosis correctly and recommend the appropriate repair.

Stay Ahead of Vehicle Problems

with Diagnostic Services

Your vehicle deserves diagnostic testing just as you visit your doctor for check-ups. The technicians at Modern Auto Service can help by utilizing state-of-the-art tools to diagnose problems and develop cost-efficient repairs. 

Our team is experienced in working with various vehicle makes and models, from domestic to foreign. We also stay up-to-date with the latest diagnostic equipment and techniques to ensure we always provide the highest level of service.

What are you waiting for? Contact us today for an appointment, and let us help you confidently get back on the road. Call us at (208) 452-2886 or stop by our full-service auto repair shop at 1225 S Pennsylvania Ave., Fruitland, ID 83619.