What is a Car Diagnostic Test?

What is a Car Diagnostic Test?

So let’s say you take your car in for a tune-up regularly, always get your oil changed, and make minor repairs before they become worse. If that’s you, congrats on being a perfectly proactive car owner! Even if you’re on the other side of the car maintenance spectrum (it’s okay, you’re on the right track now), you may have wondered what exactly our car diagnostic test shows us, or what it is even looking for in the first place.

Well, say goodbye to sleepless nights wondering these important questions, as our pros here at Ice Cold Air are going to break the diagnostic test down for you. Ready for your own diagnostic test? Give Ice Cold Air a call today, or swing by the shop at 410 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa!

What Even is a Diagnostic Test?

Simply put, a diagnostic test inspects all the vehicle’s computer systems and ensures nothing is causing issues. Many people seem to underestimate how computerized a modern car is compared to older vehicles.

The test scans through all the systems to look for any reported issue for any vital part of the vehicle. This includes the:

  • Engine
  • Transmission
  • Throttle
  • Oil Tank
  • Exhaust System
  • Electronics
  • + Other signs of wear & tear

When Should I Run a Diagnostic Test?

A diagnostic test is not required maintenance but is a great tool to spot any problems before they get worse (and more visible).

The most common reason a diagnostic test
is given is when the check engine light comes on.

With the diagnostic test, we can review the codes that are causing your check engine light to be on, properly diagnosing the underlying issues of the car.

Come to Ice Cold Air For a Quick Check-Up & Diagnostic!

Diagnostic tests help you detect small issues that may have gone unnoticed, even to the best technician! By catching errors early, you can save a lot of money that would have been spent on surprising vehicle repairs.

Have a check engine light on your dashboard? Ice Cold Air South Tampa on Dale Mabry is here to help!  We’re more than just ice-cold air; you can trust us with anything your car needs. Call us today at (813) 879-0600 to book an appointment, or swing by the shop over at 410 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa.