Here at Team Ryan Automotive we are the only auto repair shop in Buford or the surrounding areas that apply Strategy Based Diagnostics to address your car repairs. What are Strategy Based Diagnotics? Simple. It's a systematic way to approach your auto repairs that ensures we are utilizing our time and your money in the most cost effective manner possible.  This provides our team a structured plan of action for every diagnostic situation.  By applying this methodical approach to diagnosing and repairing your vehicle, we are able to achieve maximum efficiency throughout the process.  

These practices are part of our culture at Team Ryan Automotive.  Our goal is to diagnose and repair your car or truck in the most practical and efficient way possible.

We customize our approach to your individual situation.  While this is a structured plan, it is not always required that every step is performed in every situation.  The key is knowing where to start and where to go next; which is where our experts come in. 

1. Verify your concern. 

We will gather as much information as possible from you to help us determine the best diagnostic starting point for your situation.

2. Perform preliminary checks. 

Conduct a thorough visual inspection.  Scan and record any diagnostic trouble codes related to the concern, examine vehicle data lists for related systems, and mine the vehicle controllers for any useful data.

3. Locate any related published service documentation. 

Gathering relevant service information is the objective. We begin by searching for OEM service technical bulletins and recalls.  If nothing is found, move on to system description and operation, diagnostic trouble code flow charts, and electrical schematics or component location diagrams. 

Our Strategy Based Diagnostics process is so important to us we have it posted in the reception area. 

Our Strategy Based Diagnostics process is so important to us we have it posted in the reception area. 

4. Time to “get physical”. 

This includes but is not limited to component removal to gain access, probing and testing wires, use of special functions on one of our scan tools, use of a smoke machine to locate air leaks or use of a digital volt ohm meter or lab scope to gather electrical data.

5. Isolate the root cause of your concern. 

We now contact you with clear and concise information and recommendations that allow you to make an informed decision.

6. Perform the repair. 

This includes repair or replacement of required parts and reassembly of your vehicle.

7.   Verify the repair and proper operation of the system and vehicle. 

This almost always will include a road test of your vehicle.

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