On April 17, 2017, the Globe and Mail’s car repair department held a workshop to test the waters for a new diagnostic test.
“I’ve been told that a new test is coming this summer,” one of the mechanics said, referring to the diagnostic test, which has been in development since 2016.
“Is it coming?
I’ve not heard from anyone else.
Is it a real test?”
The mechanic explained that there are a few things you should look for before you call your local car service: Are the airbags functioning?
Are the steering wheels and pedals functioning?
If the test is successful, will the car be covered under warranty?
Are there any leaks?
Does the car smell bad?
What if you get a new car?
If your car doesn’t work as expected, you’ll need to call your car service provider and explain what went wrong.
In the end, the technician agreed to send me some test data.
The results were positive.
After the workshop, I called the company to get some more data.
I was greeted by an employee who explained that the test had been developed by the company, which means they are aware of the potential dangers of pollution.
The employee also told me that the diagnostic tests had not yet been published.
I asked the mechanic about the test’s accuracy.
“The test is very accurate,” the employee said.
“It says if the airbag and the steering wheel and pedals work properly.
We know it’s accurate.”
The technician also assured me that there would be a fix soon.
“We’ll get it fixed within a few weeks,” the technician said.
That is true, but the fix will only come if the car is cleaned and maintained.
The problem with pollution tests is that they can be a lot of work.
In my experience, a few of the technicians I spoke to said they often take weeks to fix a faulty car.
If you are unsure of the state of your vehicle, and you are not comfortable using your phone, there are also ways to prevent the pollution.
But the best way to avoid the pollution is to take precautions.
It’s best to have your vehicle inspected regularly to ensure the air bag is working properly.
If the air bags are not working, there may be a mechanical issue that needs to be corrected before the air can be removed.
If your air bag breaks, it’s a good idea to have the repair done by a certified mechanic.
The most important thing to remember is that if your airbag doesn’t do what it says, call your service provider.
It is your car’s fault.
If it breaks, call the service provider first.
If an engine bay leak occurs, call a mechanic to see what can be done.
And if your brake pedal and steering wheel don’t work properly, call them first.
I am a freelance journalist based in Halifax.