Diagnostics What Is It And What Are The Benefits

By David Sholicar

Car diagnostics is simply the process of electronically testing the performance of your vehicle.

Car Diagnostics

What are car diagnostics?

Car diagnostics is simply the process of electronically testing the performance of your vehicle.

Performing a car diagnostic can help to reveal a number of problems in your engine whether that’s to do with:

  • The transmission

  • Oil tank

  • Fuel tank

  • Exhaust system and other various components of the vehicle

Modern vehicles are designed using and including technology, such as computer processors, microchips and sensors, which can be linked to a car diagnostic computer scan to pinpoint exactly where the problem is. The scans are performed at a car garage or at the garage of certified mechanic. Some scans can even be performed at home using a hand-held scanning device, however these can be very costly.

What are the benefits?

Performing a car diagnostic test using an auto scan tool can save the mechanic a lot of time troubleshooting a problem and also save the car owner money because they don't have to pay for a complete mechanical check at their local repair centre.

When the "Check Engine" light appears on the dashboard, the car owner has no idea what could be causing the problem. By running a computerised car diagnostic check it can highlight the problem quickly so that the mechanic can fix only what needs to be fixed. Most car diagnostic checks can be performed in under an hour.

If your Check Engine light is on or you are concerned about anything, then don't wait until your MOT contact your local Protyres centre today.

Protyre offer a variety of Garage services to help keep your vehicle healthy and road-worthy. Click on the button below to find out more:

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By David Sholicar
David is the National Retail Operations Manager for Protyre. One of David’s areas of responsibility and expertise is dealing with the DVSA and MOT’s for Protyre. As the Authorised Examiner Designate Manager ( AEDM ) David deals with applications for changes to the many Vehicle Testing Stations ( VTS’s) including managing the growth of the Number of MOT testing stations that Protyre operate, allocating MOT tester roles, and monitoring the MOT Test logs to ensure that Protyre MOT standards are maintained as the best in the industry.
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