From the most staid family sedan to the sportiest muscle car, modern vehicles are marvels of computer engineering. It is fair to say that new vehicles are really rolling computers, filled with dozens of sensors and a wide array of sophisticated systems.
Those automotive computers are designed to optimize your fuel economy, monitor your tire pressure and keep you safer behind the wheel. But when something goes wrong, it can be hard to tell where to turn. That is why Fairfax Auto Repair is here – to help you make sense of all those warning lights and other computerized sensors and systems.
Check Engine Light
Is your check engine light on? Do you know why it is illuminated, or how to turn it off? The check engine light can mean many things, from a serious problem with your car to a minor issue with the fuel you just bought.
If your check engine light just came on, start by pulling off to the side of the road and turning your vehicle off. Start the engine and see if the light is still illuminated. If the light is still on, give us a call or make an appointment. We will check the codes on your car’s computer, determine the source of the problem and make an expert repair recommendation.
If your vehicle is equipped with anti-lock brakes, it also has a series of sensors, including ones at each of the four wheels. The failure of one of these sensors could cause the ABS light to illuminate, and when that happens, you need the right diagnosis and repairs.
Like the check engine light, the ABS light can be caused by a number of things. When you bring your vehicle to Fairfax Auto Repair, we will check the codes and make the repairs you need, so you can stop safely and enjoy greater confidence behind the wheel.
The airbags in your vehicle are designed to keep you safe, but only if they are working the way they should. If the computer detects a problem with the airbag, the warning light on your dashboard will illuminate, and you should not ignore it.
If your airbag light is on, bring your vehicle in for service or make an appointment today. We will check the system, determine the source of the problem and make the repairs you need.
These days, it is not enough to fix the problem with your vehicle – you also need to reset the car’s computer. This computer reset requires the right equipment and at Fairfax Auto Repair we have that equipment.
Just bring your vehicle to us for the computer reset you need. We will clear the existing codes, double-check the system for accuracy and send you on your way with confidence. You can never be too careful, and you want to make sure every component in your vehicle is working the way it should.