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Vehicle Diagnostics in Drayton, ON

Vehicle Diagnostics

Annual checkups from your physician keep you in good health, right? The same goes for your car—regular diagnostic tests can detect problems with your vehicle before they require expensive repairs or, worse, leave you stranded on the side of the road after a breakdown.

What is a  Diagnostic Test?

Typically, a car diagnostics test refers to the process where each part of an automobile is deeply examined and thoroughly checked to capture the root cause of any issues inside an automobile. It involves using special software to highlight the causes or faults and issues that are causing problems to your vehicle’s engine or elsewhere. This can be detected due to built-in processors, microchips, and sensors.

This is the first thing we check when a customer enters the True Auto Care shop with an issue is OBD. OBD is an abbreviation for On-Board Diagnostic. It is the standardized system that allows external electronics to communicate with a vehicle’s computer system.

It has become more important as automobiles have become increasingly computerized, and software has become the key to resolving many issues and unlocking performance.

What areas of the car can be tested?

Diagnostic tests can reveal issues with a car’s engine, transmission, exhaust system, brakes, and other major components like fuel injector, air flow and coolant, ignition coils, and throttle performance.

A common misconception about car diagnostic tests is that technicians can use code-reading tools to pinpoint the problem that caused the check engine light to illuminate.

In reality, the code informs technicians about which engine or component parameters are out of range, but it does not explain why. That’s where the technician’s experience and expertise come in handy, as the technician uses their knowledge to diagnose the underlying problem.

How long does a full vehicle diagnostic take?

Most full diagnostic tests can take an hour to 90 minutes to complete. However, occasionally, issues arise that complicate matters or your vehicle may have components that must be removed before a diagnostic test can be performed. Therefore, the time could range between two and three hours.

Main Advantages of Auto Diagnostics

Before the invention of car diagnostic tests, identifying problems was time-consuming and costly, especially since car owners only took their vehicles to mechanics after a breakdown or other severe malfunction.

Mechanical automobile components can now detect problems long before they cause a breakdown. Diagnostic tools can also search a vehicle’s computer system for manufacturer notifications and store information about the vehicle’s history, providing technicians with a complete picture to perform the best repair possible.

Book an appointment for your Vehicle Diagnostic Test in Drayton, ON!

If you are looking for the best-in-class auto repair and maintenance services in Drayton, ON, you are in the right place. True Auto Care, a well-reputed automotive shop with the best automobile technicians, can assist you with relevant auto diagnostic programs and ensure the smooth operation of your vehicle. True Auto Care serves customers’ automotive repair and new tire needs in Drayton and surrounding areas.

Our exceptional services include the following:

  • Competitive prices on tire brands like Toyo, Cooper, and Bridgestone.
  • Tire services, including computer spin balancing, flat tire repairs, low-profile tire installations, and tire rotations
  • Auto repair services, including brake repairs, exhaust system repairs, Ontario motor vehicle inspections, steering and suspension system repairs, and wheel alignments from a certified repair centre
  • Other services include diagnostics, lube and oil changes and other preventive maintenance, TPMS adjustments, axle, CV joint, and driveshaft repairs
  • 24-hour key drop
  • Free Wi-Fi and coffee in our comfortable, clean waiting area

So what are you waiting for? Get in touch with us today!

Our Customer Reviews

Fast service. Clear communication of costs.

Kevin Kayak May 5, 2024

The team at True Auto Care, helped me out right away with one of our service trailers and got us on our way! Thanks!

Jim Spencer Jun 6, 2023

Very Profesional, Polite, Friendly, and Reasonably Priced Good Old Fashion Service. The Best of the Best!! Happy to know True Auto Care!

Andreas Roussos Nov 11, 2023

Absolutely great service!

Kyle C May 5, 2024

Great service and communication. Came in under budget and time

mike mackay May 5, 2024

Great job and friendly service.I rate them a ten.

Daniel Burke Nov 11, 2022

Great service and explained exactly what got done. Reminder to stop by and have tire nuts re-torqued

Jim Hoare May 5, 2024

Courteous and professional

Karen Stimson Nov 11, 2023

I received same day service and the bill was not outrageous… actually reasonable. Provided recommendations but didn’t push any at all.

Kyle Evers May 5, 2024

Great service, friendly and knowledgeable staff, quality work every time. No complaints! Highly recommended to anyone looking for a positive experience :)

Celeste Sugden May 5, 2024

Quick response and timely manner to get my vehicle fixed. I went to the office on the Monday and by Tuesday afternoon it was fixed Call them

margaret murray Apr 4, 2024

Great service

Shirley Rowan Jul 7, 2023

I was completely satisfied with the service I received with the purchase of new tires and rims.

Terry Webb Oct 10, 2023

As Usual I called Jenna at True Auto Care in Fergus She got me in the next day and actually finished the next day It was a lot of work and wouldn’t have been surprised if she said she needed it for a couple more days Somehow, they got it done, which was really important to me because I needed to travel to the states For a very important meeting These guys never fail thank you Jenna and company I would never go to anybody else!!!!

Mike Babin May 5, 2023

The staff is very knowledgeable and understands my needs. When working on the car they informed me of other issues that needed to be done and gave me an estimate of the additional cost before proceeding with the work. I am satisfied with their work. Bob Skeoch

Bob Skeoch May 5, 2023

I was able to book my tire switchover faster than expected and was pleasantly surprised when it included a check over of my SUV at no additional charge. Great quality service.

Juri Niit Oct 10, 2020

True Auto Care has been my vehicle repair service provider for more than a decade. They have earned my trust with ever repair, big or small, and they treat me with respect every time. I value their work and I feel confident in their advice and in their repair services. This is what a family business is all about.

Kelly Waterhouse Oct 10, 2020

Good and timely service! I was called about a worn serpentine belt, given the price and asked if I wanted True Auto to repair. I did, and they charged what was quoted. I recommend True Auto! 👍

Jack Moesker Mar 3, 2016

Nice staff, they did great work. I had called for a quote earlier in the week. When the work was done, they tried to make me pay almost double until I had brought up the quote they gave me. I paid the price I was quoted for. Could be an honest mistake, but almost cost me.

vinny Mar 3, 2024

Service work completed as agreed and very timely. Well done!!

Kenneth Lindsay Mar 3, 2023

Service here is a team effort with excellent results.Jack.

Jack Wolowich Apr 4, 2023

Service was both excellent and very friendly. As usual!

Marjorie Rogers Nov 11, 2023

When I go for maintenance the service is always great.

wayne campbell Jun 6, 2023

Everything was great, service work, time of appt and length of time.

Ann ironside Sep 9, 2023

First noticed how welcoming and warm the reception area is. The place is clean and well organized. Jenna was polite, professional and listened attentive to my needs. I will definitely be back to have my vehicles serviced at True Auto Care.

Wally Anthony Jan 1, 2024

our experience at True Auto Care was excellent. They got our vehicle in right away and fixed it the same day. I would recommend them to anyone and definitely use them again !

KEVIN LICHTY Jan 1, 2024

True Auto yet again provided a first class service. I had a dead battery. They took it in with no appointment and had me up and running again within a few hours. Excellent, friendly customer service. The only shop in Fergus I have used for close on 20 years and will continue to do so.

David and Mary-Ann Tinsley Oct 10, 2022

Excellent service all around.. Thank you.

Robert Grimes Mar 3, 2023

Very pleasant staff. I liked that they sent a text with pictures and diagnostics and then followed up by phone. They were able to work around my schedule to do the repair and pricing was reasonable.

Joanne Lewis Jan 1, 2024

I love that the inspection outlines necessary vs recommended work. TAC is helpful and fair.

Sharon Holloway Jan 1, 2024

Local is always the best. Thank you for your kind expert care

maryg Dec 12, 2023

Completely satisfied with the work done. Quick turnaround on a large job! Service advisor Jenna was amazing with her communication! Thanks again you have gained a new customer! Jeff

Jeff P Dec 12, 2023

Quick, friendly and reasonably priced!

Nora Crete Dec 12, 2023

Excellent service efficient and timely

Jim Bailey Jul 7, 2023

I was very impressed with how knowledgeable the Service Manager and Service Advisor were at the Front Desk! Makes for a GREAT experience!

idd Nov 11, 2023

Great service and very helpful.

Moe Jacobs Nov 11, 2023
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