The Loren's Auto Repair Guide To Vehicle Diagnosis

Why is my check engine light on?

Modern Kalispell vehicles have several computers on board that control all kinds of things like engine functions, transmission shifts, traction control, anti-lock brakes, stability control, emissions – and on some vehicles, even steering, braking and the throttle.

Think about that for a minute – things that used to be controlled by simple mechanical connections now have electronic controls that rely on computers, software and sensors. It’s no wonder that when something goes wrong with their Subaru it can be pretty complicated for Kalispell car owners to track down the source of the problem.

To help your Loren's Auto Repair service specialist figure out what’s wrong, your Subaru is equipped with on-board diagnostics. The Check Engine Light comes on to tell you there’s a problem and the engine management computer stores a trouble code. Your professional and courteous Loren's Auto Repair technician connects a scan tool to your vehicle’s diagnostic port and retrieves the trouble codes as well as other important data.

Trouble codes are like clues for the Kalispell technician to follow as he diagnoses what’s wrong with your Subaru. In a way, it’s like going to your Kalispell doctor with a problem. She’ll run some additional tests and gather the information she needs to make a diagnosis and form a treatment plan. How much a vehicle diagnosis costs at Loren's Auto Repair in Kalispell depends on how much time it takes to sort out the symptoms and find the underlying problem.

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Loren's Auto Repair
1309 US Hwy 2 West
Kalispell, MT 59901