German engineering is known for precision and that is what you get when you own a Volkswagen. These vehicles are some of the most reliable on the road, and thankfully they are equipped with diagnostic systems to alert drivers when something is malfunctioning.
These diagnostic systems oversee nearly every aspect of the vehicle’s operation including fuel delivery, exhaust emission levels, anti-lock braking systems, airbag systems, transmission operation, and much more.
The diagnostic systems in your Volkswagen utilize sensors to monitor the various systems that they control and send feedback to the control module (computer) responsible for the management of these systems. These sensors (and control modules) can fail as well as the wiring systems that connect them, causing a system malfunction, which can adversely impact the performance of your vehicle. In most cases, a sensor failure will produce a trouble code and turn on a “check engine” light on the dashboard to let the driver know that the vehicle needs to be brought in for service. Trouble codes allow our technicians to pinpoint problems and aid in the diagnostic process, allowing us to get your Volkswagen back on the road as soon as possible.
Kneble’s Auto Service Center is equipped with specialized diagnostic equipment for the diagnosis and repair of VW vehicles (as well as other German vehicles). This allows our customers to have us handle service and repairs for their vehicles without having to go to the dealership.
Using state of the art Volkswagen diagnostic tools, we can troubleshoot and/or program the following:
- On-Board Diagnostic Systems (OBD)
- Trouble Codes / Check Engine Light (CEL) Diagnostic Testing
- Emission Control Systems
- Engine Control Modules and Related Sensors
- Transmission Control Modules (TCM) and Related Sensors
- Antilock Brake Systems (ABS)
- Airbag Control Modules (and related sensors)
Once a problem is diagnosed, we have certified technicians who can handle the repair of your vehicle.
Ready to Make An Appointment For Your Volkswagen Service?
At Kneble’s Auto Service Center we always want to make the process of getting your car serviced as convenient as possible. To ensure that we can get your car inspected in a timely manner, we ask that you make an appointment.
We are able to accommodate those who desire to wait for their VW Diagnostic Service as we feature a comfortable waiting area complete with TV, complimentary refreshments, a library, desk, and a charging station. And yes, we even have free Wi-Fi!
If you need service and have not made an appointment you can always feel free to call us at (609) 625-3286 to get on the schedule.
Please note that we offer a shuttle service within a 10-mile radius of the shop (Atlantic City, Longport, Estell Manor, Pleasantville, Pomona, and surrounding areas).
Frequently Asked Questions About Volkswagen Diagnostic Service:
Yes, we can use genuine VW parts where desired or required. When your service advisor provides your estimate, you can discuss this with him or her.
When the “check engine” light is lit this is a sign that you need to bring your VW in to have one of our technicians perform a diagnostic test. In many cases it will be safe to drive, however, in some cases, the car’s condition could worsen leading to the inability for it to run.
In the perfect world, any system malfunction would be detected by a faulty sensor reading, which would cause the check engine light to come on. In some cases, mechanical or electrical failure can occur without warning.