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Automotive troubleshooting can be very frustrating. Without the right knowhow and resources, It's like trying to find an address without a map. Let me give you the map to diagnose your vehicle problem quickly and easily.
Many vehicle problems can be solved with a basic understanding of auto maintenance and repair. Sometimes ut's worth trying to figure out what's wrong with your car or truck before driving it down to see us at H.Heaven auto repair shop.
If you're able to pinpoint the problem, then you can decide whether to repair it yourself or leave it to usl
No matter what kind of vehicle problem you are struggling with, this step by step troubleshooting guide should help you diagnose it:
1. Have a Good Auto Repair Manual on Hand
A good auto repair manual is the single most important thing for troubleshooting. Having access to best online automotive troubleshooting manuals as a professional auto technician, I can say with conviction that they have really helped me cut down on the time, money and frustration for diagnostic jobs.
To troubleshoot, repair and maintain your vehicle, you'll need diagnostic and repair information that is specific to your car or truck. For this I personally use and recommend ALLDATAdiy. With full manuals for over 30,000 vehicles online, you will find an exact match for your vehicle's year, make and model.
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2. Gather All Details of Your Vehicle Problem
Important questions to ask yourself when troubleshooting and diagnosing vehicle problems:
When did it the problem happen?
Is the problem persistent or intermittent (happens from time to time only)
Was I doing anything with the vehicle when the problem emerged?
Is my vehicle running too hot?
Does the problem only happen when I'm going around a corner?
Is my check engine light on? If yes, what is the trouble code?
Have I maintiained or repaired my vehicle recently?
Has a similar problem happened before?
Test drive your car and listen carefully for any problems,especially during starting and stopping. If your car won't start, then you need to ask yourself:
Did anything happen right before the car stalled?
Has the car been taking longer than normal to start?
Does the car seem to "turn over" normally?
Write down every detail that comes up during troubleshooting. Look for similar symptoms listed in your repair manual and online auto forums.
Even if you can't figure out the problem, the details will help your mechanic when you take it down for repairs.
3. Sometimes You Can Seek Automotive Troubleshooting Advice Online
If you're unable to pinpoint the problem, then you should consider asking us here at the shop. Just call us or come on by and we can inspect it while you are there.
4. Come See Us At H.Heaven Auto Repair.
Yes, taking your car to a mechanic will cost youe money, but at this point you would have probably spent a lot of time and some money... and you still don't have a working car.
H.Heaven Automotive is conveniently located in central Huntington Beach, just minutes from the 405 Freeway. We proudly repair all makes and models of vehicles. If you require a car repair in Huntington Beach, come to H.Heaven. For expert Automotive repair while in Huntington Beach call H.Heaven at (714) 841-1949 . Call us today or make an appointment now by clicking below. All repairs have a 3yr/36k mile warranty!