Car Diagnostics

Just as an annual health check is important to you, a car diagnostic test can help your car. Car diagnostics checks can detect problems before they get worse and require expensive repairs or an inconvenient breakdown. While many drivers think a diagnostic test is only necessary once the dashboard lights up, there are many benefits of a proactive approach to car maintenance.

All modern cars have onboard computers to monitor or control emissions levels, engine temperature and even windscreen wipers. When something goes wrong, these computers produce error codes that only specialised vehicle diagnostic equipment can read. While you may see a warning light on your dashboard, this only offers an indication of the problem.

Car Diagnostics

You also don’t have to wait for the check engine light before booking a car diagnostic test. If you hear or feel something is “not right”, our state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment can uncover any concerns before they become problems. Many experts recommend taking your car in for a diagnostic check at least once a year. This helps identify minor problems that can’t be seen or heard and also won’t trigger any warning lights.

A handy way of checking out a used car is by using a diagnostic test. Both private sellers and professional car dealers will agree to a diagnostic test before you commit to buying. If they don’t, you should see that as a sign to reconsider your options.

If you have a warning light on your dash and don’t know what it means, contact your local branch. Elite Garages’ trained technicians can carry out a diagnostic test on most makes and models and quickly diagnose a potential problem. Our car diagnostic test picks up all kinds of errors and in the process identifies what they mean. This allows us to help you prevent component failures before they lead to further damage.

A diagnostic check is a fact-finding mission and if there are problems with your engine or other parts, we also provide you with a free, no-obligation quote.