Check Engine Light
Check Engine Light in Appleton, WI
Providing The Clarity You Need -- Rob’s Import Repair
Check engine light testing:
Why should you bring your vehicle to us for testing? Don’t you just plug in your computer thingy and it tells you what’s wrong with it? The parts store will do this for free. This is a conversation we love to have. The reality is the parts stores “sell parts.” They do not have the expertise or equipment to properly test and come to the determination of what is happening with your vehicle. They look at a fault code (a “generic” code, not manufacturer specific…. A topic for another day) and it will point to a certain system. Then they can sell you a part or parts of that system. Oh by the way, when those parts don’t fix the problem, you own them. So lets say there is a fault code for the oxygen sensor. You get code read and they sell you a new sensor. You install the sensor. The check engine light comes back on the next day so you return to the parts store. Same fault code. So they sell you another sensor. And the same fault code comes back again. Now what do you do? You are frustrated so you call us…….and this is what we hear “you want how much to test this?? I’ve already spent $XXX on this and that and the issue is still happening.” So you bring the vehicle to us for testing, we find the low quality sensors that you installed are not reading correctly. So they get replaced with quality replacements – now we are back at the baseline of where your vehicle was before the madness with the parts store started. Further testing reveals there is a computer update released that fixes this issue. NOW YOU HAVE SPEND AT LEAST 3 TIMES MORE THAN NEEDED ON A SIMPLE FIX. If you think this is something that is isolated, think again. We deal with this type of issue regularly. The bottom line is SOMEONE WHO KNOWS THESE VEHICLES NEEDS TO PERFORM THE PROPER TESTS TO DETERMINE THE ACTUAL NEEDS!
Schedule a Service With Us!
If your check engine light is on or flashing, that’s your vehicle informing you something is wrong. Instead of ignoring it, call us. We have the latest diagnostic and repair equipment available to properly determine and fix the problem so you don’t have to drive around Appleton, WI with uncertainty. Give us a call at 920-766-4000 and schedule your engine light diagnostic service today! If you’re in the area, feel free to stop by and schedule your appointment in person! We’re located on Rob’s Import Repair 310 Allegiance Ct, Appleton, WI 54913. We look forward to helping you get the best value!