Car diagnostics is a relatively modern concept. Cars manufactured in the last few years have complex ECUs or in car computers, which govern your car’s functions and provide troubleshooting for engine issues through diagnostic lights. These are lights that appear on your dash when your car automatically alerts to a problem with its running. Sometimes you won’t encounter any difference in your car but they can pick up on the small nuances of vehicle performance and alert you to impending issues or things worth checking up on. We provide comprehensive car diagnostics and engine fault code reading for people with issues with their car. We’ll find the cause of the problem and get you back on the road. All, at an affordable price.
Diagnostic lights can mean thousands of different things and to determine the exact problem requires proper diagnostic testing using the latest equipment and specialist knowledge of the car’s electrical and computer systems. ECU’s can be a real headache for some garages and it’s not surprising as to why. They’re often confoundingly confusing but over time, we’ve really done the homework needed to grasp their ins and outs and multiple quirks!
Our mechanics have grown accustomed to this fairly new approach to car problem diagnosis and we regularly study new subjects associated to diagnostics, allowing us to better use this new method of treating car issues. Car problems can be very complex in modern, complex cars. This is because the electrical systems in some vehicles are astoundingly advanced. This is due to hundreds of metres of cables, advanced circuitry and thousands of electrical processes taking place in the car every few minutes. Performance vehicles rely heavily on ECUs and when so many variables are involved, small faults which unfold over time can trigger knock-on effects that affect car performance and these are best surveyed if a diagnostic light indicates a problem. It may be tempting to ignore them but often, properly diagnosing a problem will result in a swift repair and avoidance of a bigger issue.
Our equipment applies to many different diagnostic systems. This includes Alfa Romeo, Audi, Mercedes, Citroen, Chrysler, BMW, Chevrolet, Peugeot, Fiat, Ford, GM, Honda, Cadillac, Hyundai, Lexus, Jaguar, Landrover, Range Rover, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Rover, Nissan, Porsche, Renault, Seat, Saab, VW and more and our mechanics are familiar with so many varying ECUs now that we can turn around even the most complex issues quickly and efficiently.
It’s not a game of chances with us like it is with other garages. We check and check again to make sure our data tallies with manufacturer guidelines and we have access to most manufacturer’s diagnostic sites with full official data and diagnostic guidelines.
Our equipment is always up to date and we can update your car’s software with the latest firmware. It’s amazing how many issues can be solved with engine diagnostics and we can remap car’s fuel settings and other engine settings to improve its efficiency and performance. With advanced remapping services we can alter performance car settings to tune them into more powerful machines.
This has long been a specialism of ours, it’s incredibly complex stuff and not every garage is competent in proper diagnostic testing but we’ve been doing it for years and have refined some of the most complex tests and processes down to a fine art. We have diagnostic equipment which is on a par with manufacturer’s own equipment and with extensive knowledge of error codes and their implications, we’re in a great position to diagnose and repair even the hardest issues.
If you have any issue with diagnostic lights then please let us know and we can troubleshoot your issue quickly to avert further issues. Book online today or contact us for advice on your car.