Book your Engine Diagnostics Southampton with eco tyres and auto care southampton
Just as an annual health check is important to you, a car diagnostic test can help your car. Car diagnostics checks can detect problems before they get worse and require expensive repairs or an inconvenient breakdown. While many drivers think a diagnostic test is only necessary once the dashboard lights up, there are many benefits of a proactive approach to car maintenance.
All modern cars have onboard computers to monitor or control emissions levels, engine temperature and even windscreen wipers. When something goes wrong, these computers produce error codes that only specialised vehicle diagnostic equipment can read. While you may see a warning light on your dashboard, this only offers an indication of the problem.
You also don’t have to wait for the check engine light before booking a car diagnostic test. If you hear or feel something is “not right”, our state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment can uncover any concerns before they become problems. Many experts recommend taking your car in for a diagnostic check at least once a year. This helps identify minor problems that can’t be seen or heard and also won’t trigger any warning lights.
A handy way of checking out a used car is by using a diagnostic test. Both private sellers and professional car dealers will agree to a diagnostic test before you commit to buying. If they don’t, you should see that as a sign to reconsider your options.
If you have a warning light on your dash and don’t know what it means, contact your local branch. Elite Garages’ trained technicians can carry out a diagnostic test on most makes and models and quickly diagnose a potential problem. Our car diagnostic test picks up all kinds of errors and in the process identifies what they mean. This allows us to help you prevent component failures before they lead to further damage.
A diagnostic check is a fact-finding mission and if there are problems with your engine or other parts, we also provide you with a free, no-obligation quote.
- Organic brake pads are cheaper but won’t last very long
- Low metallic car brake pads are noisy with a slightly longer lifespan
- Semi-metallic car brake pads are common as they have a long lifespan and more affordable
Ceramic brake pads last longer than any other brake pads and are more resistant to wear but they are also the most expensive
- Checking the current brake fluid level
- Measuring brake fluid boiling point
- Assess brake components for damage & leaks
- Refilling brake fluid
- Bleeding excess air from brake system
- Help keep your tyres in constant contact with the road
- Control the movement of your springs and suspension
- Promote even and balanced tyre and brake wear
- Provide efficient handling and braking
- Maintain wheel alignment
- Control vehicle bounce, roll, sway, drive, and acceleration squatting
- Timing belt creating a high pitched noise when starting the car or idling
- Trouble starting your car
- Unusual revs could indicate the timing belt is loose
- Your car starts behaving strangely when your revs are between 2,000 and 4,000 RPM
- Leaking engine oil or coolant
- Vibration and excessive heat can be caused by misalignment of the cambelt
- Unusual exhaust emissions or more smoke than usual
- Cracking along the cambelt
- Glazing on the shiny underside of the cambelt means it is stiff and inflexible
- Erratic behaviour on longer journeys
- Lost teeth on the belt
- If your car is noticeably lower on one side or dipped in one corner.
- You notice strange rattles and knocks when driving on uneven roads.
- Your car’s steering is uneven, or veering off to one side.
- Harsh bouncing when driving.
– Checks for damage and wear (body, wheels and trims, brakes, steering)
– Car engine diagnostics Southampton and servicing (replacing oil and filter, sump plug seal or full plug replacement check, timing belt check, spark plug check, coolant check and top up, undertray check)
– Checks for oil and fluid leaks
– Fuel filter check
– Clutch, gearbox and driveshaft gaiter check, clutch fluid check
– Lights and horn check
– Battery checks
– Steering and suspension check (power steering reservoir top up, steering rack gaiter check, wheel bearings check, shock absorber testing
– Exhaust checks
– Brake checks and adjustments (callipers, service brake shoes, wheel cylinders, hydraulic system, handbrake checks and lubrication, brake discs, brake fluid top up
– Tyres and wheels check and adjustment (tyre fitting, tread depth, pressure, wear, wheel balance, wheel nut torque)
– Windscreen and wiper checks (wiper condition check, windscreen washer position, screen wash top up)
– Interior checks ( dash lights)