Diagnostics

We have the latest diagnostics for all car manufactures.

Dashboard warning light on? Don't panic!

  • Find a safe place to stop the car
  • Turn the ignition off for at least 5 minutes
  • Restart the vehicle
  • If the fault light stays on you will need to bring the car to us for inspection

 

All cars are now fitted with computers of all kinds of technology to run and monitor the internal workings of the vehicle. One of the most important functions these computers provide is ensuring your car is operating within its manufactured parameters; the engine, safety systems (ABS, Anti-Slip etc.) are all operating correctly and safely.

 

Most people usually only become aware of the functions of these computers when one of the fault warning indicators illuminates on the dashboard (there is usually at least an Engine warning light, an ABS warning light or an Oil Pressure warning light), and consult the vehicle owner’s manual to read "proceed to an authorized dealer as soon as possible".... "This could indicate a serious problem".

Often the warning light will indicate a fault that could be corrected by simply turning the ignition off, waiting a moment and re-starting the car. However, there was clearly a reason the light illuminated.

Diagnosing the dashboard indicator light?

Whatever vehicle, using one of our diagnostic computers we are able to connect to your car, read the "fault" that caused the light to be turned on and begin to diagnose the probable cause. However, due to the nature of vehicles and their systems, one of the main skills is using the knowledge of the vehicle diagnostics computer, together with modern vehicle systems to correctly diagnose the vehicle fault.

At  Britalba Autos  we have taken a keen interest in the use of computer based diagnostic solutions and invested heavily in the latest equipment to ensure we are able to deal with most vehicles on the roads today.

Using the latest manufacturer recommended solutions from Texa, Bosch, Launch combined with our knowledge of vehicles and their systems we are able to read and interpret the results from the vehicle computer, diagnose all kind of problems and recommend a suitable resolution. Also we can reprogram most ECU s.

As part of your routine service

As part of any vehicle service schedule we will interrogate your vehicle's diagnostic computer to read any possible messages and advise you of any possible further investigation required.

When bringing your car to us for a service with any fault indicators illuminated, we will automatically include our basic vehicle fault diagnosis package as part of the quote we provide to you.