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Car Diagnostics – Problems & Solutions

  • Friday, June 21, 2019

The blog this week is about the importance of car diagnostics. Ignoring those dashboard warning lights will not make the problem go away. Likewise, if you feel that your car is ‘not quite right’ you can take it into your local independent garage and ask them to run a diagnostic check. Read on:

Before the emergence of car diagnostic tests, identifying exactly what the problem is was incredibly time-consuming which in lay mans terms means expensive. Now, computerised car components can detect problems long before they cause an actual breakdown. All modern cars today contain on-board computers that monitor or control all sorts of things, for example your emissions levels and your engines temperature. When things go wrong, these on board computers produce error codes which can only be read with specialist vehicle diagnostic equipment. What alerts you initially to a potential problem is a warning light on your dashboard.

Car Diagnostics

Diagnostic tools can check a vehicle’s computer system for manufacturer notifications and stored information about the car’s history, giving motor vehicle technicians a complete picture in order to perform the best repair possible. Here at ACC UK Ltd we use state-of-the-art car diagnostic test equipment and our experienced and highly trained technicians can make sense of these puzzling fault codes and advise on any necessary repairs for your Volvo or Toyota or any car for that matter. When we identify what the fault code means we can advise and repair before any further significant damage is done to other parts. So never ever ignore the warning light – its telling you of a potential problem!

You do not have to take your car to a dealership to identify any problems. Any reputable independent garage can do this for you and at a fraction of the cost. Happy Motoring Folks!

Here at ACC UK Ltd, Winners of The Motor Trader Independent Garage of The Year 2015, The Inspire Customer Service Excellence 2016 Award, The Eagle Radio Customer Focus 2017 Business Award, The Workshop Magazine Workshop Manager of the Year 2017 Award, The LiveWire Excellence In Vehicle Servicing 2019 Award and The Aftermarket Excellence Award for Best Website 2019, we pride ourselves on offering an outstanding customer experience for a fraction of the cost of a dealership. Give us a call and let us quote you for your next service or repair on your Volvo or Toyota. We service all areas around Farnborough, Fleet, Aldershot, Farnham, Guildford, Frimley, Camberley, Hook, Sandhurst, Crowthorne, Yateley, Hampshire and Surrey. We offer free collection and drop off services. We also have a fleet of courtesy cars to allow you to get on with your schedule whilst your Volvo or Toyota is with us. Happy Motoring from all at ACC UK Ltd – Independent Volvo & Toyota servicing, repair and MOT specialists based in the heart of Farnborough, Hampshire.

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