Diagnostic, Engine and Transmission
Got a "check engine" light on your vehicle's dash? Full Blown Automotive has the master certified technicians equipped with the latest in automotive diagnostic technology with the knowledge and experience get your vehicle running like new. We diagnose and repair all makes and models, foreign and domestic, modern and classics. We also have access to a wide range of parts for any and every automobile including original equipment and aftermarket.
Modern automobiles are fully integrated with an array of electronic sensors and computer systems to maximize performance, efficiency, and safety. A vehicle's computer data system is a combination of multiple sub systems such as: ECU (Electronic Control Unit), TCM (Transmission Control Module), ABS (Anti-lock Brake System), ESC (Electronic Stability Control), SRS (Supplemental Restraint System), BCM (Body Control Module).
When one or more of the many vehicle equipped sensors detects readings beyond a normal range, the vehicle's computer modules activate one or more indicators on the dash to alert the driver of an issue. A "check engine" light or other indicators may or may not be associated with other symptoms like noises, vibrations, rough running, rough driving, or even a no start. When an indicator is illuminated it should not be ignored. Even though no other symptoms of failure are exhibited, a failure could still exist and eventually lead to other failures and more costly repairs.
Specialized computer equipment is required to properly diagnose vehicle computer codes and why they have triggered a dash indicator light. Auto parts stores sell code readers that the average person can use to identify what sensors have tripped, however, these low costs readers do not provide additional vehicle info that can assist certified technicians to remedy and repair problems with the vehicle. Proprietary shop computer diagnostic systems provide mechanics full vehicle data, statistics, and histories to more accurately identify failed and low-performing parts on all vehicle systems.
Engine and Transmission
The heart of the automotive repair industry and the true measure of an automotive technician's skill is engine and transmission diagnosis and repair. Modern engines and transmissions are highly complex systems with numerous moving parts. Many engine and transmission services require specialized tools, machinery, and diagnostic equipment to be completed effectively. Many high-end or luxury manufacturers like Mercedes, BMW, Porsche, Lexus, etc. require proprietary tools for specific models in order to service their engines and transmissions. EVs (Electric Vehicles) and hybrids require advanced tools, specialized safety equipment, and advanced technical training to be serviced according to manufacturer standards.
Engines, whether modern or classic, have numerous internal and external parts that may require service or replacement over the life of the car or truck. Internal components: pistons, piston rings, crankshaft, main bearings, camshaft, intake valves, valve springs, oil pump, gaskets, and seals; can be expensive and time consuming parts to repair and repair and replacement should be done by certified technicians at a fully equipped repair shop. While normally cheaper and easier to service, external components: water pumps, idler pulleys, timing chains, fuel injectors, fuel pressure regulators, ignition coils, radiator hoses, vacuum hoses, etc. should still be serviced by skilled technicians to ensure proper fitment and function.
Modern automobiles have different types of transmissions that require different maintenance, service, and repair protocols. Manual transmissions are manually operated by the driver and use a mechanical clutch and flywheel to transfer rotational energy to the transmission. Automatic transmissions use a torque converter and clutches to shift gears automatically. Automated manual transmissions, also known as direct shift gearbox or sequential manual gearbox, work the same way a manual transmission works, but the clutch used to shift gears is automatically controlled electronically. CVTs (Controlled Variable Transmission) uses belts, pulleys, and sensors to maintain a steady, continuous power curve rather than stepped gears like conventional transmissions. CVTs offer increased fuel efficiency, but can be more expensive to repair and maintain than other transmission types. Service, repair, and replacement of transmissions of any type require specialized tools, training, and diagnostic equipment as well.
Whether your ride has Ford V8, Chevy small block, Volkswagen long block, Mazda rotary, or a rear mounted Porsche boxer engine; Full Blown Automotive has the best technicians, with the best tools, and the best diagnostic equipment to keep your engine running right. Whether your ride is equipped with a Ram automatic transmission, Toyota manual transmission, Audi sequential gearbox, or a Nissan CVT; the master automotive technicians at Full Blown Automotive have got the right tools and equipment to keep your drivetrain in good health. Call, click, or stop by if your engine or transmission need service today!