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Get peace-of-mind motoring with a Protyre car diagnostics check. This essential test checks for engine faults and identifies hidden problems. Our experts can then offer you a fix for any smaller issues before they snowball – saving you time and money.
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If you’ve got warning lights and error codes illuminating your dashboard like a mobile disco, a Protyre diagnostics check can help to reveal any issues there may be before serious damage happens and requires costly services and repairs.
Your vehicle’s engine is comprised of hundreds of small parts and sensors, so the exact fault may not be easy to see on your own. A diagnostics test can identify whether a warning light stems from issues in areas including the engine, ignition coils, throttle, and much more. When carrying out an engine diagnostics check, our highly trained and qualified technicians use state-of-the-art equipment to help to determine exactly why any warning lights have come on.
What is a vehicle diagnostics check?
As technology has advanced and car components have become computerised, identifying problems is no longer a time-consuming and expensive task thanks to the engine diagnostic test. Our diagnostic tools not only reveal problems with major components – including the transmission, oil tank, exhaust system, and brakes – but they also identify performance issues in things like the fuel injectors, air flow, and coolant.
During the test the code reader will notify our technicians of any fault codes so that they can know which component’s parameters are off or out of range. However, it will not be able to give details of the exact cause of the issue. This is where our technicians will apply their years of experience, knowledge, and expertise to diagnose the underlying problem.
Car diagnostics check
Gain proper peace of mind while motoring with a Protyre vehicle diagnostics check. If your dashboard is illuminated with warning lights like a mobile disco, a car diagnostics check can help. It’ll reveal any issues there may be with the vehicle or its engine before serious, costly damage occurs.
Looking for a car diagnostic near you? Book your check at your nearest Protyre garage today – add to basket and choose your location, date, and time, then we’ll find out what’s wrong with your car.
What is a diagnostic test on a car? How does it work?
As technology has advanced and our cars have become ever-more computerised, identifying problems is no longer a time-consuming and expensive task thanks to engine diagnostic tests.
Your vehicle’s engine is comprised of hundreds of small parts. If something goes wrong – typically shown by a warning light on the dashboard – that means finding the exact fault can be tough.
Thankfully, in modern cars, many components and systems are connected via sensors linked to the car’s computer, known as the engine control unit (ECU).
Using a vehicle diagnostics test, conducted with state-of-the-art onboard diagnostics (OBD) scanners that connect wirelessly to the ECU, our trained mechanics can identify the issue.
They can work out whether a warning light stems from problems in particular areas, including the engine, ignition coils, throttle, and much more. These issues are shown as car diagnostic codes on the OBD equipment.
From there, the issue can be closely investigated and then serviced. This makes car diagnostic tests much quicker than tinkering around in the engine bay trying to find and diagnose the issue by eye.
When should you get a car diagnostic test?
If your car’s dashboard is displaying one or more warning lights or error codes, a car diagnostic test is recommended. What’s more, tests are especially important if lights are displayed and you have your MOT coming up – check your MOT due date here.
If the lights are amber or red, then this indicates a more serious issue than a blue or green light, which may simply show that a car system is running – such as the lights. To find out what your vehicle’s car warning lights mean, consult your owner’s manual.
As well as preventing damage to the engine related to continued use, some dashboard warning lights may also lead to your ECU artificially limiting the power output of the engine. Instead of contending with a top speed of 40mph, it makes simple sense to opt for a diagnostic test to find and fix the issue instead.
What gets checked during a car diagnostic test?
Our car diagnostic test tools can reveal problems with both major and minor components, alongside highlighting performance issues that could lead to a bigger problem down the line. We can check:
Fuel injection performance
Engine management system
Emissions control system
Lights And much more…
During the test, the OBD scanner will notify our technicians of any car diagnostic test fault codes. These will show us which components’ parameters are off or out of range – potentially signifying a fault.
That said, the scanner will not be able to give details of the exact cause of the issue. This is where our technicians will apply their years of experience, knowledge, and expertise to diagnose the underlying problem with your car.
How much is a car diagnostics test?
At Protyre, all our car diagnostics tests cost £50 including VAT. That’s for any vehicle – including bikes, vans, cars, and 4x4s.
Book your test online today by clicking ‘add to basket’ above. From there, you’ll be able to work out when and where you would like to have your car diagnostic test completed at our vehicle diagnostic centres near you.
Why choose Protyre for your car engine diagnostics?
While Protyre has been around long before cars became so computational, we’re experts in diagnosing car engine issues. Our mechanics receive regular up-to-date training, which makes them well-placed to find the problem lighting up your dash.
We work on all makes and models, and there are over 180 Protyre garages to choose from up and down the UK. Our high-quality service and exceptional coverage mean that we’re proud to be rated “Excellent” on Trustpilot.
Discover why the nation trusts Protyre – find and book an auto diagnostic near you by adding to your basket above. For more information, get in touch online or call 03330602294.