When car warning lights illuminate on your dashboard, an engine diagnostics check can help identify the problem before more serious damage occurs.
Most modern vehicles today contain an onboard computer known as an Engine Control Unit (ECU) which continually monitors the performance of the vehicle. Sensors all around the vehicle report back to the ECU if there are problems such as low fluid levels or increased engine temperature. When an issue is identified the ECU generates an error code. The relevant dashboard warning lights will then be displayed.
There are literally hundreds of potential error codes that can only be read by specialist vehicle diagnostic equipment. While a warning light may display on the dashboard alerting you to an issue, a diagnostics check is required to understand the full extent and cause of the problem.
We use state of the art Autel equipment for vehicle diagnostics which can read the engine fault codes in your ECU’s memory. Our fully-trained technicians can then suggest any necessary repairs to get you back on the road and rectify the error so there’s no need to pay vehicle dealership prices for your diagnostics check next time a dashboard warning light appears in your car. All our diagnostic equipment and staff training are kept up to date to make sure we can provide a first-class service, every time.
Our diagnostic equipment can read error codes generated by your vehicle’s Engine Control Unit (ECU) to provide a full explanation of any issues you are experiencing. The car diagnostic test checks for faults across a wide range of vehicle systems including engine management, tyres, emissions, lights and comfort controls. Live data displays multiple values from around the engine to ensure all components are working as expected when rectifying an issue.