Frequently Asked Questions

We try to complete most repairs the same day. If this is not possible, we will provide you with a timeframe for repairs.

Swansea Diagnostics provides a complete range of repair and maintenance services. We handle all makes and models of cars, truck and SUV’s.
The general rule for oil changes on any vehicle is every 5000 miles. We recommend following the manufacturer’s instructions to ensure the peak performance of your vehicle. Consult with our auto repair experts for more information.
According to the manufacturer’s recommendation, the brake system should be inspected every 12 months.
When the check engine light comes on in your vehicle it doesn’t necessarily signal a need for major repairs. To be certain, have your vehicle checked by a professional. Visit the service pages on this site for more information.
Yes, Swansea Diagnostics offer brake services either in our premises or at your location.
Our certified mechanics provide complete transmission repairs and rebuild for any foreign or domestic vehicle. This means we can help our clients with just about any motorized vehicle of any make! When it comes to transmission repairs, we’re the go-to company!

The moment your vehicle begins emitting an odor, it is time to call us. There are certain smells that mean different things, and can signal almost anything. From a stuck brake and overheated engine to a leak in the fuel system or an electrical short.

If the light comes on and stays on, the OBD system has detected a problem. Your vehicle might have a condition that wastes fuel, shortens engine life, or causes excessive air pollution. If left unaddressed, these conditions could also damage your vehicle and lead to increasingly expensive repairs. For example, OBD can identify a loose or missing gas cap (which wastes fuel and contributes to smog) or engine misfire (which can lead to severe or permanent engine damage).

If the light is blinking, a severe engine problem such as a catalyst-damaging misfire is occurring and should be addressed as soon as possible. You can still drive safely, but should minimize your time on the road. Try not to drive the vehicle at high speed or with excess weight (such as towing or carrying heavy equipment).

Usually, nothing. If the problem that caused the light to come on is addressed, the OBD computer will turn the light off. This is not an indication of a faulty OBD system. In fact, the system is doing its job by verifying that a problem temporarily existed but has since been corrected; perhaps a loose gas cap was tightened or a fouled spark plug was cleared. Your vehicle needs no special attention unless the light comes on again.