MOBILE CAR DIAGNOSTICS IN RETFORD & SURROUNDING AREAS

RS Auto's Electrical use the latest engine diagnostic equipment to determine and fix engine faults.

WHAT IS A CAR DIAGNOSTIC TEST?
Of all the technological advances in the automotive sector over the decades, one of the most beneficial to consumers and auto technicians alike has been the computerization of the car’s components. Using specialized software, car diagnostic tools quickly and accurately point to problem areas in a car’s engine or elsewhere, thanks to built-in processors, microchips and sensors. 

 

WHAT AREAS OF THE CAR CAN BE TESTED?
Diagnostic tests can reveal problems within a car’s engine, transmission, exhaust system, brakes, and other major components, as well as performance issues with the fuel injector, air flow and coolant, ignition coils, and throttle. 

However, a common misconception about car diagnostic tests is that technicians can use code-reading tools to determine the exact problem that triggered the check engine light. In reality, the code tells technicians which engine or component parameters are out of range, but it does not detail the cause of the problems. That’s where the good old human brain comes in handy, as the technician uses experience and expertise to diagnose the underlying problem.

 

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A CAR DIAGNOSTIC TEST?
Before the emergence of car diagnostic tests, identifying problems was time-consuming and expensive, especially considering car owners only brought their cars to mechanics after a breakdown or other severe malfunction. Now, computerized car components can detect problems long before they cause a breakdown. Diagnostic tools can also check a car’s computer system for manufacturer notifications and stored information about the car’s history, giving technicians a complete picture in order to perform the best repair possible.

 

HOW OFTEN SHOULD A CAR UNDERGO DIAGNOSTIC TESTING?
You don’t have to wait for the check engine light to get a car diagnostic test. If you hear or feel something “off,” mechanics can use diagnostic testing to uncover the problem. However, many technicians recommend taking your car in for a diagnostic check at least once a year, which will uncover minor problems that can’t be seen or heard (and that won’t trigger the check engine light). 

Diagnostic testing is also a useful tool when you’re checking out a used car. Both private sellers and professional car dealers should agree to a diagnostic test before you commit to buying, and if they don’t, that’s a sign you should walk away from the deal.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

The use of the car diagnostic machine cost £30 + the standard call out rate. 

The standard call out rate is £55 PH for the hours of 8am-5pm Monday to Friday

Saturday and Sunday call out rates are £65 PH and evening call out rates between 5pm - 8am are £65 PH

BOOK YOUR CAR DIAGNOSTICS

 

To book your car diagnostics then you can call us on 07464736627 or use the button below and fill in the contact form