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Andersen's Foreign Car Service, LTD

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Reliable Electronic System & Diagnostic Services for Your Vehicle

Your vehicle's electronic systems are crucial for a seamless driving experience. Ensuring their correct functioning is vital to prevent inconvenience or compromised safety. At Andersen's Foreign Car Service, LTD, our experienced technicians not only repair electronic systems efficiently but also offer cutting-edge vehicle diagnostic services. Trust us for comprehensive solutions that ensure your vehicle runs smoothly from diagnosis to repair, providing peace of mind on the road.




Our electronic services include:

Check Engine Light
Witnessing the dreaded "Check Engine" light illuminating on your car's dashboard can be disconcerting. This light could indicate a significant issue, such as a faulty catalytic converter, or it could be a minor concern, like a loose gas cap. If your check engine light is on, call Andersen's Foreign Car Service, LTD and take a breath knowing that our team can retrieve the diagnostic code and accurately diagnose the problem for you. Do not hesitate to reach out for our expert assistance either by calling 303-278-8766 or visiting our shop in Golden.

Computer
Today, motor vehicles incorporate at least one computer in their design. These computers are essential for monitoring and optimizing engine and transmission operations. They receive input data from various sensors and regulate critical components, including spark plugs, idle speed, and fuel injectors, to ensure optimal car performance. Any malfunction in the car's computer can have a significant impact on the controlled functions. To maximize your car's computer performance, it is advisable to schedule regular evaluations for updates and proper operation. In case of computer failure, swift repair or replacement is essential.

Computer Reflashing
We are equipped with state-of-the-art technology to offer computer reflashing services to our valued customers in the Golden area. Computer reflashing essentially involves updating or reinstalling the software on your vehicle's computer. This becomes necessary when manufacturers issue updates to enhance your vehicle's performance. It's a straightforward procedure, and it might include minor tweaks that your car hasn't yet received. Such updates could fine-tune the transmission-shifting algorithm or other parameters, contributing to enhancements in drivability, fuel efficiency, or emissions. Since auto manufacturers are continually releasing updates, your vehicle may be eligible for a reprogramming session.

Diagnostics
Our team of skilled mechanics is well-versed in diagnosing all the electronic components in your vehicle. For expert diagnostic services related to your car's electronic systems, visit Andersen's Foreign Car Service, LTD today.

Drivability
Drivability refers to the level of smoothness and steadiness in your car's acceleration. Modern vehicles are equipped with on-board computers that continuously monitor data from various sensors. When drivability issues arise, your car's dashboard often displays a warning message. We are equipped with the necessary tools, training, and technology to effectively address any drivability concerns.

Engine Controls
The engine control system serves as an on-board computer within your vehicle. Like any computer, it consists of both hardware and software components. Automotive engine control systems play a crucial role in regulating exhaust emissions and enhancing fuel economy. To harness the full potential of your car's advanced technology, it is essential to ensure that the engine controls operate flawlessly. To verify the proper functioning of your car's engine controls, do not hesitate to contact us today.



Auto Diagnostic FAQs



How do vehicle diagnostic systems work?

OBD stands for On-Board Diagnostics and is a sophisticated computer that collects vital information from a network of sensors, monitoring engine performance, emissions, and other key functions. It not only regulates various car systems but also acts as a diagnostic tool, alerting you to potential problems before they become major issues.

How long does a car diagnostic last?

While a basic diagnostic test typically wraps up in 1-1.5 hours, complex issues demanding further examination and component access/testing can extend the process to 2-3 hours. The length ultimately depends on the severity of the problem and the potential presence of multiple underlying culprits.

What is included in a car diagnostic test?

Diagnostic tests are like X-rays for your vehicle, utilizing specialized equipment to scan its complex systems and components like the engine, transmission, and throttle. From minor oil tank issues to intricate electrical glitches, these tests diagnose a wide range of potential problems. However, interpreting the data they generate requires trained professionals, making dealer shops and skilled mechanics your best bet for accurate diagnoses.



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Reviews

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This place is great, I've been using them for several years. I've taken my VW here for regular maintenance, and I also get diesel emissions testing done here for my truck. Every time I've had a great experience - absolutely zero complaints!

, 01/30/2024

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This was our first time here and they did a great job. Gave us a fair price and quickly made the repairs. We will return if we need anything further and would recommend them to friends and family in the future.

, 01/29/2024

Andersen's has been servicing our Volvos for at least 6 years. Always courteous, helpful, trustworthy and reliable, cost is fair. Most recently Firestone in Evergreen lost my tire locks/key (went to Firestone in a pinch, mistake, Firestone lost my tire key while installing snow tires) but the bottom line is that Andersen's worked kindly, patiently, helpfully to resolve this ( they couldn't complete my brake work, due to Firestone error, until I had a new set from dealer). Had a loaner from Andersen's even. They made a lot of phone calls on my behalf to assist. Prior to the brake appointment they reviewed the brakes at last minute to ensure I was safe to drive as I had dashboard notification right before Christmas). Andersen's is a "true gem" business whose focus is on customer safety, experience and value. And the front office is kind and helpful too!

, 01/10/2024

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