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Not so long ago, gasoline was less than 50 cents per gallon, and massive eight
cylinder engines powered most cars and trucks. Performance was our first
concern; fuel mileage and emission levels came in a distant second. Then we were
faced with an oil shortage, which produced long lines at gas pumps, new and
stringent emission standards and smaller, less powerful engines. While less
horsepower accompanied less powerful engines and poor driveability, it was
necessary for auto manufacturers to be able to meet the tough standards of the
Environmental Protection Agency.
Due to a tremendous consumer outcry for improved performance, driveability and
fuel economy, Detroit introduced a computerized engine control system on
automobiles in the early 1980s. This created yet another problem; automotive
technology had made a tremendous leap beyond the average auto mechanic.
Automotive technology has continued to evolve and is, in fact, accelerating.
Today's domestic and foreign manufactured automobiles contain twelve or more
computer systems that monitor or control virtually every function within the
vehicle including parking, steering, air bags, fuel delivery, ignition,
lubrication, engine cooling, theft prevention, emission, passenger climate,
lights and tire pressure.
In the future, automobiles will contain complete computer networks with
specialized protocols such as C.A.N., the Computerized Automotive Network. The
manufacturer's answer for this has been to design a system of diagnostic flow
charts that would lead the technician through a diagnosis and, hopefully, allow
him/her to make a determination of the defect. The emphasis was totally on the
vehicle's computer system and had a tendency to lead the technician away from
numerous other basic areas that can cause poor driveability resulting in an
unhappy customer. For this reason, Auto-Lab Diagnostic & Complete Automotive
Service was formed and continues to thrive today.
Utilizing the most advanced computerized engine, electrical and diagnostic
equipment along with a regimented diagnosis process, Auto-Lab technicians
perform a complete and comprehensive diagnostic evaluation. These tests cover
the basic functions and components of the vehicle, as well as all of its
sophisticated computer and electrical systems.
Auto-Lab trains its technicians to analyze the vehicle and not just
compare specifications or replace parts without understanding the total picture.
By learning a system that has been tested you will reduce your own learning
curve and dramatically reduce costly mistakes. Auto-Lab feels that because of
the extent of our equipment, both state-of-the art and functional, and
technician training on a practical approach to troubleshooting, we are well
poised to be an industry leader in automotive electronics and computer systems
repair for today and well into the future.
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