Engine Diagnostics in Portland, OR
For many drivers, the term “diagnostics”, or sometimes “diag” for short, may seem like some sort of jargon or double talk. At Honest-1 Portland, we want to take the mystery out of the term “diagnostics". For many of our customers, we’ve found that a comparison with visiting the dentist is useful.
When you visit your dentist for a periodic check-up or cleaning, that is roughly the equivalent of an “inspection” in the world of auto care. Your dentist visually inspects your teeth and gums and perhaps sometimes uses a simple probe. Assuming they discover no abnormalities, your dental hygienist will then typically help to “maintain” your teeth and gums by performing a cleaning procedure.
Sometimes however, you may be experiencing pain or some other discomfort, but you’re not sure what’s wrong. In these situations, after you explain your symptoms, the dentist will often take a set of X-rays. Then, using their experience and training, the dentist will “diagnose” or interpret the X-rays and provide you with a set of recommendations to “repair” the problem. Sometimes the treatment is minor like filling a cavity, but other times a more significant procedure is required like a root canal.
In many ways, this situation is analogous to the types of inspection and diagnostic work that we perform at Honest-1 in Portland. If you believe there may be something wrong with your vehicle, give us a call or stop by and visit us. We can conduct the appropriate inspection or diagnostic for your vehicle, and we’ll explain what you need to know in order to make an informed decision regarding any maintenance or repair services that may be recommended. Our team of auto technicians has earned a stellar reputation among our customers for their accurate and expeditious inspection and diagnostic work. Once you experience the Honest-1 difference, we are confident we will be your number one choice for all your vehicle maintenance and repair needs.
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