Here at Dempsey's Service Center, Inc. in Newark we often do diagnostics and sometimes the problem is obvious after hooking the car up to the computer and reading the codes. However, sometimes it isn't obvious during a test drive or after hooking it up to all those computer programs! You know there is a problem and a Check Engine Light is on with the fleet customer telling you the car has been having issues starting and the light has been going off and on depending on several factors. No pattern, no simple answer but the problem becomes obvious when you start following the "threads of the issue" thanks to all that ASE Technician training.
When your light comes on, it is ALWAYS important to look at the issue to see if it is a problem. Especially if it is a light we all understand. Tire pressure is one we all can relate to and an easy one to look at. However, most drivers just assume the air is low in them and ignore it which is not a good idea especially when you are driving a 4x4 diesel truck off-roading and could have picked up anything and/or everything like this truck tire did.
He looked, and immediately headed over to see our technicians here at Dempsey's Service Center, Inc..
Sometimes it is EASY to see if your car or truck needs to come into our shop for professional repairs!
1. You see steam rising from the engine!
2. The Check Engine Light is on!
3. The engine starts, but there is an odor that is not right.
4. You hear grinding or thumping noises.
Nothing works if your transmission doesn't work! Simply put you are going nowhere without it and it is the one thing that both car and truck drivers alike never think twice about until it really acts up or they have no power or simply don't move forward. Most of us have a newer car or truck with an automatic transmission in it vs. a standard transmission so do not notice that it is slipping gears until the problem is really serious so the question is how do you get the most out of your transmission? The obvious answer is to take care of your transmission with scheduled service per your owner's manual recommendation but we have put together a simple checklist for our Newark drivers to help them become "transmission aware" as it were.
Here at Demsey's we offer bumper to bumper service for your vehicle, there is not much we don't have the know-how to fix. Our techs are engine experts, have trained on all makes and models, both foreign and domestic, both luxury and service vehicles.
Last month we talked a little about CarCareOne, our financing option, we also have various pre-paid maintenance plans that offer you great savings, and offer peace of mind knowing your vehicle is in tip-top shape and reliable!
Here at Dempsey’s Service Center, we do everything for cars, from checking tire pressure to changing tires, engine repair to transmission replacement. If your car is having troubles, our team is here to help figure out the problem and fix it. That doesn’t mean that diagnostics are easy. A rumbling throughout your car or trouble with your brakes can lead back to several different parts and systems, which in turn means different fixes.