In short, probably not. Using a scan tool or computer system will provide codes and some basic readings from the various sensors around the car, but it doesn’t tell you with any degree of certainty what’s wrong with the car. It just provides enough information for a skilled and experienced technician to know where to look for the actual problem.
ISSUES WITH COMPUTER SYSTEM DIAGNOSIS:
At Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care of Columbia, we can provide the expertise and information to help better understand the root of a problem and the different solution options we can provide to solve it. Often times, using a scan tool can also end up in a misdiagnosis of the real problem, and users end up spending a lot of money replacing parts that may or may not be necessary.
WHY YOU SHOULD TRUST THE PROFESSIONALS AT COTTMAN:
The technicians at your Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care of Columbia are fully trained on computer system diagnosis. They know just how much of the information they collect through a scan tool that they can trust, and how much they need to verify before they make any repair recommendations.
So, if your check engine light comes on, make an appointment today and be back on the road in no time!