Do auto parts stores read codes?

Do auto parts stores check codes?

But there are two dashboard lights where you should not try to drive to an auto parts store for a free check.

Free services at AutoZone and other auto stores

  • Read the codes on your check engine light.
  • Test your battery’s voltage.
  • Check your alternator and starter.
  • Help you install new wiper blades.

Can AutoZone read stored codes?

While yes, both yourself and AutoZone can read the engine computer’s stored codes, and through Fix Finder, determine likely causes based on thousands of mechanics intel, none of these can pinpoint with 100% accuracy exactly why the CEL came on.

Does O’Reilly check codes?

If your Check Engine Light is on, our Professional Parts People will scan the code for you and provide a list of possible fixes. Some codes may call for further diagnosis.

Who reads auto codes for free?

If you have a problem with your car and you don’t know what it is, most auto part stores (such as AutoZone, Pep Boys and Advance Auto Parts) will provide a free diagnostic code reading. It is also called an OBD reading.

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Can Advance Auto Parts read ABS codes?

You can have ABS codes read anywhere like Advance auto or autozone. I have a handheld scanner that also reads ABS codes.

Does Advanced auto read codes?

We offer a variety of free services at our stores. Stop by your local store for free engine code scanning on most OBD II vehicles! We cannot guarantee the problem can be resolved during the visit, but we are happy to refer you to one of our local professional technicians if more comprehensive diagnosis is needed.

Is it illegal to clear check engine codes?

It’s called fraudulent concealment and it is illegal. Many states will allow punitive damages. This car dealership should count themselves lucky that you discovered this problem before it caused any personal injuries.

Can you clear engine codes at AutoZone?

Did you know that you can get your check engine light scanned for free? Any of the major parts stores in the country, such as: Napa, Advance Auto, Autozone and O’Reilly’s, will scan your vehicle, and tell you the P codes for no charge at all.

What does C mean on code reader?

C = Catalyst. EV = Evaporative System. 2A = Secondary Air System. O = Oxygen Sensor Heater. E = Exhaust Gas Recirculation.

Does Napa check engine codes?

Your certified NAPA AUTOPRO technician will use a scan tool to get the diagnostic trouble code(s) of a defective part or component.

Where do you find engine codes?

Find it in the lower corner of your windshield on the driver’s side. Your VIN number is your vehicle identification number and you can find your engine size by VIN number. In the series of numbers and letters, the tenth from the left denotes the model year and the eighth is the engine codes.

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