Gone are the days when mechanics had to virtually take an engine apart to identify a problem. Modern vehicles come with an on-board computer connected to hundreds of sensors in all parts of the vehicle which monitor performance and pick up any aberrations.
Here at Second 2 None in Faringdon, Oxfordshire we are fully equipped with the latest computers and software programmes to read your vehicle and diagnose any component failures – or potential failures.
Your first alert is usually a warning light which appears on your dashboard, but does not necessarily indicate a specific fault – just that there is one. The warning light is only the tip of the iceberg. The vehicle’s computer produces error codes when things go wrong, and accessing these is key to finding and fixing the issue.
Our diagnostic test equipment is required to troubleshoot these system warnings and error codes to identify the source of the problem and advise you of any recommended repairs that will fix it.
Most cars have a bewildering array of dashboard lights and glowing icons, most of which illuminate briefly every time you start your vehicle. If a light stays on, this could indicate a problem – anything from a door that is not properly closed, which you can rectify yourself, to a rather dreaded “check engine” alert, which is a little more complicated. It’s equally as important to note when a light that is usually on doesn’t come on.
It’s difficult to know what some of the dashboard warnings mean, and if the car keeps going it’s easy to choose to ignore the warning and go about your business. If you don’t decipher what’s behind that warning light, though, it may escalate into a very expensive and potentially dangerous issue.
All you need to do is take the time to pop in to our Diagnostic Test Centre and we’ll hook you up to our equipment for a scan to find and decode the fault before it becomes catastrophic.
Should repairs be required to fix the fault and reset the computer so the warning light no longer shows our workshop will be happy to book you in.
Our very competitively priced diagnostic checks include scanning all the modules on your vehicle to highlight any faults.
Our equipment will check:
You don’t have to wait until a warning light is flashing to have a diagnostic check – they can also be performed as part of regular maintenance to keep tabs on the health of your vehicle. Spotting problems early can save you money on big repairs.
These valuable checks can pick up potential problems with individual engine components, issues with the transmission and brake responsiveness, contamination or faults with the exhaust system and signs of wear and tear or damage on crucial parts like the fuel injector, ignition coils and throttle.
A diagnostic test generally takes less than 30 minutes – time well spent for the health of your vehicle.
Second 2 None Vehicle Repairs Limited
Old Sawmills Road