Has the term “driveability diagnostics” come up when talking with your auto repair technician about problems your vehicle is having? If so, then you probably know that the term is usually relates to the engine system and is associated with how the vehicle starts or runs.

Driveability diagnostics generally need to happen when the computer fails to set a diagnostic fault code even though the engine in your car, truck, or SUV is not performing correctly. Listed below are some common symptoms your vehicle may be having that may require this process to diagnose the problem and the correct repair:

  • Doesn’t start or is difficult to start
  • Starts but then runs roughly
  • Surges while driving
  • Hesitates when you accelerate

Though by no means a complete list, any of these symptoms will require a repair shop technician to gather as much information as possible in order to pinpoint the problem.

Since the service advisor or repair technician will need to ask some very specific questions, clear communication between yourself and the shop professionals is critical for driveability diagnostics issues. Accurate description of the symptoms and when they happen helps the repair professional narrow down the diagnosis process to more quickly arrive at the proper solution.

The driver may be asked to go on a road test with the shop personnel to replicate or demonstrate the problem. Most technicians are paid on an hourly basis which means the more accurate you can be in how you share information may reduce the time a technician may have to spend “diagnosing” the repair your car needs. This can end up saving you time and money in the long run.

At Palmer’s Automotive Repair, our ASE Certified technicians have received thorough training in driveability diagnostics procedures. We have the skill and tools necessary to pinpoint your vehicle’s driveability problems. With over 28 years of experience, let us get you back on the road with a vehicle that runs smoothly.

Call, stop by, or request an appointment online when your vehicle isn’t running right. We’ll find and fix the problem before you experience a breakdown.

Palmers Auto Repair

Benefits of Palmer’s Automotive Repair service:

  • Napa Certified Auto Repair
  • Napa Auto Care Center
  • Master ASE Certified Technician
  • 24 month / 24,000 Mile National Warranty
  • Conveniently Located in Central Twin Falls
  • Shuttle Service Available
  • Accepted by Most Extended Warranty Providers

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