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Diagnosing Your Vehicle at American Brake Centers Inc. in Louisville

Posted November 7, 2021 9:14 AM

When we Louisville residents get a car repair bill, we really shouldn't be surprised to find “diagnostic fees” as one of the line items. When we get a computer fixed, there is usually a charge for the time it takes to diagnose the problem. When we go to a medical doctor, most of his fee is for his ability to diagnose what's wrong. It's no different with our vehicles.

Some diagnoses are fairly simple. Brake repairs at American Brake Centers Inc. usually require only a visual inspection, for instance. But other problems are much more difficult to diagnose. An intermittent engine problem, for example, takes time and expertise to pinpoint.

Modern vehicles have multiple computers that monitor a variety of sensors throughout the vehicle. When one of those sensors has a reading that is higher or lower than the standard parameters, the computer turns on the Check Engine light. Technicians at a service center such as American Brake Centers Inc. in Louisville can scan the engine's computer for a trouble code. This code tells the technician which reading is too high or too low.

That's where some Louisville residents get confused. They think that this reading concludes the diagnosis, and they don't understand why the diagnostic fee is as much as it is when all the technician did was to scan the computer. But the truth is the trouble code is only the beginning of the diagnostic procedure.

Remember, the trouble code only tells which reading is out of parameter. It doesn't say what is causing the reading to be too high or too low. Your American Brake Centers Inc. service technician still has to find the underlying problem. It's a lot like going to the doctor. He can take your temperature and discover that you have a fever, but that doesn't tell him what is causing your fever.

Automotive diagnostic technology can cut down the time it takes to figure out what's wrong with a vehicle that isn't running right. But it doesn't do away with the need for your friendly and knowledgeable American Brake Centers Inc. service technician to make a proper diagnosis. Car care, like medical care, still requires the human touch.

American Brake Centers Inc.
3435 Bashford Ave Ct.
Louisville, KY 40218
502-459-0355
http://www.americanbrakecenters.biz



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This is the only place I go to because I know that I will have guaranteed quality service done to my car. He Always breaks it down to what is wrong with the car and always have speedy service!

, 11/30/2021

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Very friendly and professional service by Scott.

, 11/19/2021

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Scott was very honest and professional. Got the job done in less time than quoted! Will definitely return for future car needs.

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First time there. Had a great experience! Honest and friendly! Definitely will be a repeating customer. Thanks Scott!

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Fantastic service from fantastic people! Always straight forward and honest, I tell everyone I know who needs auto work to go to them and I'll tell you too, they're great!

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