Don’t Ignore Your Check Engine Light!

Your car is smarter than you may think. Every modern car features a powerful computer system that keeps constant tabs on your vehicle’s condition. Your car is likely to know about any issues long before you do!

But your car can’t speak. At most, it can turn on the enigmatic check engine light.

Advanced Automotive offers the #1 vehicle diagnostic service in VA, particularly in the Chantilly and Warrenton area. We’ll help you diagnose the problem quickly and effectively so you can take the proper steps to fix it.




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The Most Comprehensive Vehicle Diagnostics Service in Virginia: Chantilly and Warrenton Area

At Advanced Automotive, we don’t limit ourselves when we diagnose your vehicle’s check engine light and error codes. We inspect all the systems of your car using the latest computer-aided diagnostic tools to identify the root cause of the issue and keep you safe on the road.

During our complete vehicle diagnostic checks, our specialist technicians check for:

  • Worn or damaged engine components
  • Ignition problems
  • Fuel injector and other fuel system issues
  • Wear or contamination in the exhaust control system
  • Transmission or brake system issues
  • Problems with major components, like throttle
  • Engine oil and coolant levels
  • Battery condition


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Advanced Automotive — A+ Rated Auto Diagnostic and Repair Shop

  • Fast and reliable diagnosis and inspection
  • Diagnostics for all vehicle makes and models
  • 100% FREE courtesy inspection with every vehicle diagnostic
  • 12,000-mile warranty on all parts and services
  • A+ rated customer service

The Local, Trusted Car Diagnostic Service in Chantilly & Warrenton

For more than 35 years, Advanced Automotive has dutifully served drivers in Chantilly, Warrenton, and the surrounding areas. Our complete range of car repair services and unmatched expertise make us your local, reliable provider of vehicle diagnostic and other auto services.

As a local, family-owned company, we live in the same area as you do. We understand all too well the rigors of northern Virginia’s hot and humid summers, not to mention the frigid winters.

Armed with our local knowledge, we provide you with service that matches you and your vehicle’s needs precisely. Our happy customers agree — they’ve rewarded us with an A+ BBB rating and Angie’s List Super Service Award.

Our Expert Technicians Identify the Root of the Problem

Getting the error codes out of your car isn’t difficult — you could do it yourself with the right computer. But that’s just the beginning. The code doesn’t tell you much unless you have an intricate knowledge of automobiles.

That’s where our highly trained specialist technicians come in. Each of our technicians is ASE-certified and fully trained in the latest vehicle diagnostic and repair tools and techniques.

With our unparalleled expertise, we will accurately identify the problem and its cause. By addressing the root of the issue, we’ll maintain your car’s lifespan and save you money by eliminating further repairs.

Accurate Diagnostic Service for All Domestic and Import Vehicles

Thanks to our technicians’ skills and expertise, we offer reliable diagnostic services to all car makes and models. Whether you drive a domestic, import, or hybrid vehicle, we’ll diagnose all issues accurately.

Our serviced makes include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Acura
  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Chevrolet
  • Chrysler
  • Ford
  • Honda
  • KIA
  • Lexus
  • Mercedes
  • Mitsubishi
  • Nissan
  • Subaru
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen
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FREE Courtesy Inspection with Every Vehicle Diagnostic

Advanced Automotive offers a 100% free courtesy inspection with every vehicle diagnostic and repair service. With this complimentary service, we want to ensure your complete safety by discovering every possible issue with your car — not just those its computer has picked up.

We’ll check all systems and parts for any problems and tell you exactly what we found, alongside a free estimate on possible repairs. But we don’t want to push you into a purchase. Our aim is only to inform you so you can make the right decisions on your own.

Get Comfortable While We Diagnose Your Vehicle

Our technicians work at record speed, but vehicle diagnostics can still take a while. At Advanced Automotive, we look after you and your vehicle. Relax at our comfortable waiting area and enjoy free coffee, tea, TV, and Wi-Fi while we diagnose or repair your car.


Why Should I Get a Vehicle Diagnostic Service at Advanced Automotive?

Advanced Automotive offers you the most reliable, accurate, and fastest vehicle diagnostics in Virginia, particularly in the Chantilly and Warrenton areas. But that’s not all. Regular diagnostic service benefits your car in many ways, including:

  1. Cheaper Maintenance: Regular diagnostics help catch issues while they’re still minor and require less extensive and cheaper repairs.
  2. Extended Car Lifespan: You can safely and confidently drive your car for a longer time when problems aren’t piling up under the hood.
  3. Better Car Performance: Vehicle diagnostics help keep your car in better condition, allowing it to deliver better mileage and performance, saving you money at the pump.
  4. Safer Driving: A well-functioning car is a safe car. Regular check-ups keep all systems and components working optimally to improve your safety.

How Often Do I Need a Vehicle Diagnostic?

It’s recommended that you get a vehicle diagnostic done at least once a year. This way, you’ll maintain your car in optimal condition for better safety and performance.

Additionally, if you notice any concerning signs, don’t delay getting your car diagnosed. These signs include:

  • Check engine light is lit
  • Strange noises
  • Vibration or shaking
  • Unusual smells or odors
  • Poor engine performance
  • You bought a used car

What Should I Do if My Check Engine Light Comes On?

How you should react to a lit check engine light depends on the light’s and your car’s behavior:

  • A solid check engine light could mean anything from a loose fuel cap to engine problems. Drive your car to the nearest Advanced Automotive shop and we’ll figure out the issue.
  • A flashing check engine light indicates a serious problem and that your car is not safe to drive. Pull over immediately and call us for a towing service.

Even if the light turns off on its own, don’t delay getting your car diagnosed. The problem hasn’t gone away — your car’s sensors only think it has.

Diagnose Your Car Problems and Stay Safe with Advanced Automotive

Advanced Automotive provides you with the fast, efficient, and affordable vehicle diagnostic service you need to maintain your car in tip-top condition. Our expert technicians will identify all problems in your vehicle and fix them to keep you and your family safe.

Call Advanced Automotive today or book your vehicle diagnostic appointment online.