Computerized Fault Diagnosis

05-Diagnosis-960x300We are proud to have invested more in computerized diagnostic test equipment than any of our competitors.

You may not realize that your modern vehicle has more computing power than the system that guided Apollo astronauts to the moon. Modern vehicles have up to 50 separate computers controlling the transmission, anti-lock brakes, traction control, air bags, air conditioning, door locks, and even the in-car hi-fi display … all of which are interconnected by an intra-vehicle network. Perhaps the most important computer in a modern car is the one that monitors engine emissions and adjusts spark, fuel injection and the air-to-fuel ratio in the engine in order to maximize power output, minimize fuel consumption, and keep noxious emissions as low as possible.

In a BMW 750i, for example, that one EPA-mandated Check Engine light you may see on the dash identifies problems with over 35 sensors, 20 valves, 2 catalytic converters, 8 injectors and 8 coils … as well as many more possible underlying mechanical problems that may affect engine operation and efficiently. These components are represented by over 550 standard EPA-mandated codes plus a similar number of manufacturer-specific codes.

The ability to diagnose modern vehicles requires a significant investment in computerized test equipment. While generic testers can often read fault codes, properly identifying faults often requires individual component activation sequences that can be initiated only by a tester designed for the specific vehicle. The cost of purchasing marque-specific testers can run into the tens of thousands of dollars, not to mention the annual cost of software updates. Not surprisingly, most shops do not make the investment required to stay current.

Eurasia Automotive has computerized diagnostic test equipment designed specifically for Audi, BMW, Mercedes Benz, MINI, Porsche and VW/Volkswagen.

For this and many other reasons, Eurasia Automotive is Edmonton’s premier independent repair shop … come experience the difference.