Check Engine Light

At Greasers Automotive, we feel that one of the marks of true excellence is accurate check engine light repairs. Tempe has the full suite of auto repair shops, both highly professional and otherwise, this can pose a serious problem to drivers because the differences are not always apparent in the beginning. Check Engine diagnosis is one of the hallmarks of a fantastic auto repair facility, not necessarily that they do it, but the way in which it is conducted.


Here at Greasers automotive, we like our customers to know exactly what it is they are paying for when they take their vehicle in for a check engine light repair. Many people have some interesting misconceptions when it comes to vehicle diagnostics, and we want to take a little bit of time to make it clear exactly what is going on in the repair bay. 

Check Engine Diagnostics begins with taking a reading from the vehicles computer and deciphering the trouble codes it provides. From there, the real work begins. Though the vehicles computer is quite intelligent, it is limited to providing readouts of what the engine is doing wrong, and not how to formulate a solution. This is where the skill and experience of the technician steps in.

 An excellent technician considers all sides of the problem and crafts a customer solution to solve the problem with minimal cost for maximum performance. This can only be achieved when the technician has been well trained to recognize the source of an issue though backwards engineering.
We take great pride in the skill and experience of our technicians. By holding ourselves to a higher standard of excellence, we have created an environment where creative solutions and accurate repairs are to be expected rather than hoped for.

Because of the way an automobile works, many of the important systems of your vehicle are connected to each other, and rely on other systems to maintain proper health. This is why it can be so damaging to continue driving your vehicle without addressing the check engine light. Once a system has broken down, it is only a matter of time before other systems suffer. This is especially apparent when looking at the fuel induction system. A bad sensor can quickly turn into poor fuel economy or engine misfires. If allowed to continue, this can cause severe damage to the engine.

Most drivers tend to go through a set of rapid fire thoughts and emotions when they realize their car is having trouble; how bad is it? How much is this going to cost? Should I just ignore this for now? The fact is, your vehicle has alerted you to some kind of internal issue that needs to be addressed to maintain full functionality, and no what the issue turns out to be, and it is wise to tackle the problem sooner, rather than later.

We invite you to contact us if you have any questions regarding what we can do for you, our staff is friendly, polite and knowledgeable, so don’t hesitate to ask the tough questions. At Greasers Automotive, we’ve got you covered.