Vehicle Testing

Find the Cause of Your Car Troubles with Vehicle Testing in Groveland, FL

Trust Griffis Automotive Clinic for all your vehicle testing needs. From check engine light diagnostics to battery testing, we have the tools and expertise to get your vehicle back on the road in top condition.

Throwing parts at a problem will eventually resolve your car troubles, but only after wreaking havoc on your bank account. That’s why we focus on testing before recommending repairs for complex issues, like starting and charging problems.

When you come to our team at Griffis Automotive Clinic, we will thoroughly inspect your vehicle at the start of your visit. If that doesn’t reveal the root cause, additional diagnostic tests are the way to go so that we can figure out what’s going on and make accurate repair recommendations.

Importance of Vehicle Testing and Auto Diagnostics

Almost every vehicle problem can link back to the malfunction or failure of many interconnected parts. This is true even in old cars, but it goes double for all the technologically advanced vehicles made today. This makes it hard to know what’s causing a decline in engine performance, poor drivability, or even charging failures.

Our ASE-certified technicians may need to pull the OBD-II codes and perform additional tests to figure things out. Every step of the way, we’ll combine state-of-the-art scanners and other tools with our skills and expertise to spot the root cause of your car problems.

Our Approach to Vehicle Testing

Many vehicle issues have the same symptoms, even though the cause differs

Our team must use their skills, experience, and training to guide their diagnostic efforts and determine what vehicle testing procedures to perform.

Depending on the reason for your visit, our team will analyze the status of the parts within the affected system. For example, if your check engine light is on, we may need to check for vacuum leaks, catalytic converter damage, EGR valve issues, oxygen sensor failure, or even a loose gas cap.
From there, they can decide if they need to perform additional tests, such as:
  • Fuel pressure test
  • Car battery voltage test
  • Alternator and starter tests
  • Ignition system diagnostic
  • Automotive lab scope diagnosis
  • Cylinder leak-down test
  • Engine compression test
  • Transmission diagnostic
  • Brake system diagnostic
  • Suspension system diagnostic
  • Wheel alignment check
  • Auto AC leak detection test

Once we track down the cause, our team will notify you of our findings and share our repair recommendations for your approval.

How Long Does A Full Diagnostic Service Take?

Standard vehicle diagnostics usually take anywhere from one to three hours to complete. The process could take longer if multiple problems are causing your engine performance and drivability issues. Your service advisor will keep you well-informed on what to expect along the way.


You may need diagnostic services anytime you notice a problem with how your vehicle runs, drives, or stops, such as:

Take about three minutes per drive for a baseline to note how your car sounds, feels and operates. Then, if anything changes, schedule a visit to our auto repair shop in Groveland, FL.

Are Vehicle Testing and Diagnostics Worth It?

Yes, these services are always worth the extra time and money. Ultimately, they’ll save you from spending too much on parts and labor. The testing process also streamlines the repairs, so you can get your car back faster and continue your travels without further delays.

So, whether you feel vibrations through the wheel or your car won’t start up, you can count on Griffis Automotive Clinic to figure out why before recommending repairs. To schedule an appointment, call us at (352) 243-2277 or swing by our 1508A Max Hooks Rd., Groveland, FL shop.