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Engine Diagnostics

Why is it important to diagnose your engine properly?

It's important to take good care of your engine to ensure smooth operation and reliability. A precise diagnosis can help identify any underlying issues, such as worn-out components, faulty sensors, or a clogged fuel system, that could potentially lead to engine malfunction or failure. Ignoring or misdiagnosing engine problems can not only result in costly repairs but also pose a significant safety hazard to the driver and passengers of a vehicle. A thorough engine diagnosis can also help optimize engine efficiency, improve fuel economy, and reduce emissions, leading to a more sustainable and environment-friendly vehicle. So it's always a good idea to trust a qualified and experienced mechanic who can accurately diagnose and fix engine problems to ensure a safe and smooth ride. Don't ignore that check engine light, bring in your vehicle today for a thorough engine diagnostics service!

At Lions Automotive, we use the latest diagnostics tools with advanced software that can detect issues that a regular OBD II scanner wouldn't be able to detect or diagnose. Our diagnostics tools retrieve extensive information and have reprogramming capabilities. They are able to read data logs from the various sensors your vehicle has, which we then use to triangulate any given problem with your vehicle's systems. These tools are costly but are very beneficial to our customers as they help with diagnostic times and accuracy.

Lions Automotive engine diagnostics scanner tool scanning an engine

We are conveniently located in Torrance, CA, and service the surrounding areas of Gardena, CA, Palos Verdes, CA, Carson, CA, Lomita, CA, Wilmington, CA, San Pedro, CA, Hermosa, CA, Hawthorne, CA, Redondo Beach, CA, Manhattan Beach, CA, and El Segundo, CA. Stop by today for an engine diagnostics service and experience why our slogan is

"Service You Can Trust"

There are many different ways to diagnose your vehicle at home!

If you suspect that there might be something wrong with your vehicle, it is possible to diagnose it at home using a few different methods:


One commonly used method is the OBD II scanner, which is a device that plugs into the car's diagnostic port and retrieves error codes. These error codes can give you an idea of what might be causing the issue and can be used to guide your next steps. However, it is important to know not all issues will trigger an error code, while others might be caused by multiple error codes.


Another method that you can use to diagnose issues with your vehicle is to inspect for physical issues. This could include things like worn-out belts, corroded battery terminals, or damaged hoses. By visually inspecting your vehicle's components, you may be able to spot issues that are causing problems. However, this method may not detect all issues and it can be difficult to spot certain problems without specialized knowledge.


A third method that you can use to diagnose issues with your vehicle is to listen for any unusual sounds or vibrations while driving. Unusual sounds or vibrations can be an indication that something is wrong with your car and can be used to narrow down the potential causes of the issue. For example, a grinding noise might indicate that your brakes are worn out, while a shaking sensation might indicate that your tires are misaligned.


It is important to note that while these methods can be useful for diagnosing some issues with your vehicle, they may not be able to detect all problems. For more complex issues, it is recommended to take your car to a professional mechanic. A mechanic will have access to specialized tools and knowledge that can be used to diagnose and fix issues with your car quickly and accurately and can save you money on unnecessary repairs. Contact us or schedule an appointment today and we'd be happy to help out with our engine diagnostics services!

Inspect for Physical Issues

Listen for Sounds or Vibrations

OBD II Scanner

Service Overview


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Engine Diagnostics

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The transmission is a core component of your vehicle that connects your engine to your tires and requires periodic maintenance in order to ensure smooth operation, safety, and reliability..


A vehicle's battery is a vital component that supplies the necessary electrical power to start the engine and operate the various electrical systems..

Preventative Maintenance

Performing regular preventative maintenance is essential for maintaining a vehicle's good condition as it helps prevent breakdowns, prolongs the vehicle's lifespan, and can even save money by avoiding expensive repairs in the long run..

Coolant System

A properly functioning cooling system is crucial for a vehicle as it prevents the engine from overheating, and as an engine runs, it produces a significant amount of heat, which can damage the engine and even lead to failure if the cooling system is not working correctly..


The suspension is what keeps your vehicle connected to the road at all times, so it's crucial to ensure all suspension components are in good working condition in order to maintain your own safety as well as the safety of others..
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