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Automotive Specialists is now called European Autowerks, but our clients can keep on enjoying our full range of auto repair services, as well as their quality!

Visual Inspection vs. Computer Inspection: Which Is Better?

The auto mechanics at European Autowerks are known for the comprehensive inspections they provide to drivers throughout Virginia Beach, Norfolk, and Chesapeake. At our auto repair shop, you can count on top-notch service both in and out of the garage. However, which inspection, visual or computer, do our auto mechanics prefer? Keep reading to find out the answer. 

There’s a heavy debate on whether computer inspections of your vehicle are more astute than a visual inspection performed by an auto mechanic. At European Autowerks, we recognize the merits of both inspections, which is why we utilize both systems by one another. We use a system of checks and balances if you will, to monitor your vehicle’s condition. 

Automobiles manufactured post-2000 have a minimum of 17-20 sensors that are monitoring your engine’s performance and storing that data that will be downloaded and analyzed. By allowing the computer to search for potential problems systematically, we can derive an analysis of what is taking place while your vehicle is being driven on the Virginia Beach, Norfolk, and Chesapeake streets. At European Autowerks, our technicians are given a print out of potential problems to check and determine if auto repair is necessary now or can wait. 

Once the computer diagnostic is complete, our auto mechanics can evaluate the results and visually analyze whether the repairs are necessary at this time. In the case of brakes, for instance, the computer might “red light” your brake pads, but a knowledgeable auto mechanic, such as the team at European Autowerks, will be able to determine if you still have enough life in the brake pad to go another thousand miles or more.  

In this age of technology, one cannot deny the reliability of computers to monitor specific activities, and we have all come to depend on their accuracy. However, the ability to reason and utilize our human senses is an equally important piece of the puzzle when determining the health of your vehicle.   

As the go-to choice for auto repair amongst drivers in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, and Chesapeake, you can expect to receive exceptional service. Not only are our technicians experts at what they do, but they are also committed to honesty and transparency. Schedule an appointment today, or stop by at 5461 Virginia Beach Blvd. Virginia Beach, VA 23462.