Diagnostic fault finding

Diagnostic fault-finding

Car Diagnostics and fault-finding can raise more questions than answers to those that are improperly trained. It takes years of training and experience to be able to efficiently and successfully carry out diagnostic repairs on modern. It takes a deep understanding of modern vehicle systems and how they interact with each other as well as thorough competence in auto electrics.

This is why we only use factory trained master technicians to carry out our diagnostic and fault finding work. To complement the best technicians we can get we also have the best equipment. We run various diagnostic platforms from Bosch, Autologic, VAG.com and Snap-On. We also have a comprehensive range of physical test equipment including smoke leak testing, pressure testers and compression testers. Fault Finding & Diagnostics

Our qualified and experienced team of Technicians are well equipped with the knowledge, experience and tools to get to the bottom of any issues you may be having with your vehicle. If you are experiencing performance issues with your vehicle, no matter how insignificant, or if a dashboard warning light illuminates, we recommended you seek advice as soon as possible before the problem worsens and causes more serious damage.

Performance issues

Performance issues can be frustrating and no matter how insignificant they may seem, they can be a sign of more serious underlying problems. Our experienced Technicians can often identify the possible cause with some basic information, however rather than guesswork, it is essential to follow a diagnostic process in order to ascertain the root cause.

Using this combined approach, our Technicians take the time to listen to your anecdotal description of the problem then carry out a visual inspection and possibly a test drive, followed by an electronic diagnostic check. By following these procedures we are able to identify the exact issue and advise on the best possible solution in terms of the future safety and reliability of your vehicle.

DPF Dashboard warning lights
It can be worrying when warning lights appear on your dashboard, especially when you haven’t noticed any performance issues. Most modern vehicles contain an on-board computer known as an Engine Control Unit (ECU), which continually monitors the performance of the vehicle. Sensors around the vehicle report back to the ECU if there are any problems, for example, low fluid levels or increased engine temperature. When an issue is identified the ECU generates an error code and the relevant dashboard warning lights will then be displayed. While a dashboard warning light may alert you to an certain issue, a electronic diagnostic check of the vehicle is required to understand the full extent and cause of the problem before we are able to advise on the appropriate solution.

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Unit 14 & 14A
The Old Brickworks
Bakestonedale Road
Pott Shrigley
SK10 5RX