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  • Writer's pictureCooper Maiks


Regular engine performance diagnostics done on your car, truck, SUV or crossover vehicle are vital. They help detect problems before they turn into fixes – requiring major expenditures. With a regular engine performance diagnostic test, you can avoid shelling out large amounts of money for something that can be identified as a minor issue when detected early. This can also help you avoid being stranded due to a breakdown!

What is a vehicle diagnostic test?

Rather than wait for your “Check Engine” light to come on before coming in for an engine performance diagnostic, you should schedule one on a regular basis, at least once a year. Using specialized software, advanced vehicle diagnostic tools point to problem areas fast and accurately! These can be in the engine itself or elsewhere within your vehicle’s complex electrical and mechanical system.

As mentioned, these tests can reveal problems inside your vehicle’s:

  • Engine

  • Transmission

  • Brakes

  • Exhaust system

  • Other major parts

They also identify performance issues with:

  • Fuel injectors

  • Coolant

  • Air flow

  • Ignition coil

  • Throttle

The reasons you need an engine performance diagnostic test

Usually, you only bring your vehicles to an auto repair shop after a breakdown or malfunction. With a regularly scheduled engine performance diagnostic test, you can have “issues” detected early, thereby avoiding the inconvenience and frustration of a breakdown. Technicians access your vehicle’s history to get a complete picture and learn the exact situations with which they are dealing. They can then produce a tailored vehicle performance maintenance and repairs package addressing that vehicle’s specific needs and characteristics.

Reasons to opt for this test on a regularly scheduled basis:

  • Guaranteeing Safety

All vehicles are manufactured to give reliable performance, while offering you both comfort and safety. It’s your responsibility to monitor and address their “conditions” on a consistent, scheduled basis. By so doing, you assure your vehicle’s “Top Notch” condition every time you turn on the ignition!

Just the tiniest complications or defects can impair y

our vehicle’s performance, handling or response – risking the safety of both you and your loved ones. A professional and experienced mechanic inspects your vehicle closely, guided by its performance diagnostics. The process helps determine what repairs or maintenance are needed – if any.

  • Save Money

A vehicle inspection conducted on a regular basis helps prolong your vehicle’s life. When you can detect a malfunction earlier on – they can be addressed immediately. Moreover, you’re likely to save a lot of time, money and aggravation by handling a situation early, rather than later.

How often should you take your vehicle(s) for an engine diagnostic test?

It is highly recommended you take your vehicle(s) in for a scheduled diagnostic test at least once a year. When you are buying a used car, this type of test is an absolute must.

Whenever you hear an odd noise coming from your engine or feel your vehicle’s handling or performance is “Off”, you need to bring it to CooperMaiks right away.

At CooperMaiks, our technicians are certified and trained to perform a whole host of vehicle diagnostics tests. Please visit CooperMaiks website to learn more about our services.


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