Gillingham’s Auto Experts Medway can diagnose and read an ECU’s fault code with a scanner at our workshop in Medway, we are in Gillingham in the centre of Medway. Diagnostic readings are extremely important when it comes to diagnosing warning light faults or running problems, but it does not detract from basic checks that need to be carried out first.
The most important basic check that needs to be carried out first before a code reader is reached for and plugged in, is water and oil levels. Low oil or coolant levels will allow an engine to run hotter than normal; this factor alone can cause a sensor to malfunction. If the vehicles levels are all ok then a code reader or scanner can be plugged in.
The diagnosis does not end there, should a fault code be present then it is with this information when our technicians work begins. Understanding the code and what sensor relates to what part is a key factor in this next stage. This is what a technician has been trained to do. Auto Experts’s technicians not only have had the initial training but they have a wealth of experience on working with many different vehicles.
The information drawn from your vehicles Engine Control Unit (ECU) can now be analysed and further checks may need to be carried out. Connection problems through electrical plugs or wiring needs to be tested before a part or sensor can be condemned. Testing a sensor or part is normally the next stage. The draw back here is always going to be, the time involved in conducting some testing procedures.
Our technicians will make an informed decision to spend time on further testing or to replace the suspected faulty part. A typical example would be to spend time and test a suspected faulty component. This would cost upwards of £78 in diagnosis time. Our staff may decide to simply fit a new component if this suspected part is relatively cheap.
This is when a good garage comes up with the correct decision. We at Auto Experts Medway rely on the Technician to inform the Service Manager. Between them the decision is made to either test or replace. I am proud to say that in the majority of cases the correct decision is made.
Has your vehicle developed a lighting fault. Has a bulb failure light appeared on your dash board? Electrical faults can be problematic. Book you vehicle in and let our technicians find the fault for you from our Medway workshop in Gillingham.
So from just a simple fault code read or a full diagnostic check Autoexperts in Gillingham Medway is the garage to use for all your vehicles electrical problems.
Use our booking request form to book your MOT and one of our team will get back to you to confirm.
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