Car Diagnostics in Weston-Super-Mare

Diagnostics Checks with Weston Auto Services

Modern vehicles contain onboard computers so they can monitor how effectively the vehicle is running. This is achieved because of sensors placed throughout the systems in the car.
When there is an issue with the vehicle, for example, there are low fluid levels, the ECU will generate an error code. There are hundreds of possible error codes that can only be read by a trained technician with the latest diagnostic equipment. As a result, a diagnostics specialist, such as ourselves is required.

Contrary to popular belief, you often don’t need to take your vehicle to a dealership to have access to diagnostic equipment. At Weston Auto Services we can carry out diagnostic testing for almost all makes and models of vehicles. With our knowledge and expertise, we can provide a repair quote after a full diagnostics check.

Warning light on the dash - Car Diagnostics in Weston-Super-Mare

Dashboard Lights and What They Could Mean

If you get a red diagnostic warning light it generally means that something is serious and you should stop and switch off the engine straight away. If you don’t you risk serious damage and that means it’s potentially going to cost you a lot of money. The light that looks like the engine can illuminate for many different reasons and is related to a fault in the engine or the engine electronics system. This light is often orange and may have reduced power.
If a yellow or amber light appears on your dashboard, the best thing to do is pull over and see if there is anything wrong with your vehicle (for example, you can check tyre pressures and all your oil levels). As soon as possible you will need to have your vehicle checked by a professional garage.

Not All Errors Cause Extra Costs

Not every error directly affects the driving characteristics of the car. However, engine performance or the functionality of individual systems can be reduced if the error is severe. Sometimes the vehicle activates an emergency program to maintain its functionality. Contact our garage in Weston today to have a fault diagnosis carried out on your vehicle.