Honest and reliable automotive repair at a fair price is our main objective. We take care of our customers from the moment they walk through our door. As a AAA approved auto repair shop in West Los Angeles we can also provide you with Car FAX report your vehicle’s service history which helps us diagnose any issue with your vehicle as quickly and efficiently as possible.
When it comes to automotive repair and diagnostics, many people may say that a computer is doing all the work and the technician is just following orders. Though it’s true that the equipment is telling us what’s happening, it’s still up to the skill of the technician to determine the underlying cause of the issue and apply experience and intelligent problem-solving skills to efficiently solve the problem. That’s why we have 3 ASE Certified and 1 Mastertech as well and are constantly attending workshops and classes to stay up to date with new models and technology that’s coming out.
So anytime you notice a funny smell or hear an odd noise while operating your vehicle, we urge you to call Carotech Automotive and speak with Gary. He and his co-owner Ben have over 80 years combined experience and have been servicing the Pico-Robertson, Beverlywood and Carthay Neighborhoods for decades.
Check Engine Light in West Los Angeles, CA
Did your check engine light come on? No problem, we have the tools and knowledgeable technicians to effectively test the issue and get you back on the road before you know it.
Your check engine light can mean a lot of different things. From having a loose gas cap to a more involved repair. If the check engine light is not flashing then you can continue to drive your vehicle as normal but we recommend you have your car, truck or SUV checked out sooner rather than later. If the check engine light starts flashing it would be best to pull over, turn the engine off and call a tow truck.
The check engine light along with similar lights that turn on in your vehicle’s dashboard are also known as malfunction indicator lights. They are simply notifying you that your vehicle’s computer noticed an issue while your vehicle is running. Every vehicle is equipped with multiple sensors that report an issue back to the computer should something be amiss. One thing that we pay attention to is the fact that if one of your sensors goes bad, it can register as a major issue requiring extensive repair; however, in cases like these simply replacing the sensor will deactivate your check engine light and resolve the issue quickly and cheaply. Regularly scheduled maintenance on your vehicle is the best way to keep these malfunction indicator lights at bay and it is something that we will always check no matter what your bring your car in for.
Some regularly scheduled maintenance items include but are not limited to: oil changes, brake inspections, fluid exchanges and flushes. Click here to read more about regularly scheduled maintenance. We also work on many different makes and models and even hybrids.
Anytime you as the driver have questions about how to best maintain or repair vehicle, give Gary a call or just drive over to our garage. We are open from 8AM – 5:30PM Monday through Friday. We can handle any repair issue you bring to us and we will provide you with a vehicle inspection so you can have a better idea as to the overall condition of your car, truck or SUV.