The Courtesy Auto Repair Plus Guide to Vehicle Diagnosis

January 3, 2021

Modern Tiffin vehicles have several computers on board that control all kinds of things like engine functions, transmission shifts, traction control, anti-lock brakes, stability control, emissions and on some vehicles, even steering, braking and the throttle.Think about that for a minute things... More

Automotive Detective Work in Tiffin

April 28, 2019

There's a reason we use the word diagnose when we talk about fixing cars in Tiffin. Figuring out what's wrong with your vehicle has a lot of similarities to figuring out what's wrong with someone who is ill. Vehicles are a mass of complex systems that can produce a variety of symptoms when somet... More

What Is That? Check Engine Light Service at Courtesy Auto Repair Plus

January 7, 2019

Okay. You went to your local Tiffin car wash, and while your vehicle was under the dryer, the Check Engine light started flashing. Panic! What did you just do? Something is seriously wrong with the vehicle! You head for the nearest Tiffin service center, but on the way, the Check Engine light st... More

On Board Diagnostics for Your Engine

June 4, 2018

Starting in 1996, Courtesy Auto Repair Plus service technicians have been able to use a standardized diagnostic system to help determine what is wrong with a vehicle. This diagnostic system works in tandem with the Engine Control Modules for each vehicle's engine. The Engine Control Module is a c... More

Diagnosing Your Vehicle at Courtesy Auto Repair Plus in Tiffin

April 9, 2018

When we Tiffin residents get a car repair bill, we really shouldn't be surprised to find diagnostic fees as one of the line items. When we get a computer fixed, there is usually a charge for the time it takes to diagnose the problem. When we go to a medical doctor, most of his fee is for his abil... More