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4.7 out of 5 from 5405 reviews.

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Why Book Your Car Diagnostic Check Through BookMyGarage?

We have helped over 13.7 million drivers compare and save on their MOT, servicing and repair costs at local garages. In fact, when you compare garages near you through our online comparison site, you can save up to 70% when you choose one of the lower-cost options!

As the UK’s leading MOT and service comparison site, we’re dedicated to helping drivers save money on their car maintenance. Here are just some of the ways we keep you in control of your diagnostic check near you:

 

Plenty of Choice. We may recommend certain garages depending on your location, but you always have the final say. There are thousands of fast-fit, independent and franchised garages on our online comparison site, so you’re able to see all your options and choose the best one for you.

Transparent Prices. Garages on our comparison site always set and update their own prices, so there are no nasty surprises at the end of your appointment. This price won’t change unless you agree to extra repairs directly with them.

Clear Communication Throughout. After you make your booking, we’ll never leave you in the dark. Not only do we provide a confirmation email ourselves, but we also pass your contact details on to your chosen garage. This means they can keep in touch throughout the process. They may send you a confirmation email themselves and will contact you whenever there is a development with your diagnostic check. That way, you get the peace of mind you deserve.

24/7 Online Booking. When you need a diagnostic check near you, you want to book it as soon as possible. You don’t want to wait around for the garage to open so you can call up and get it sorted - and with BookMyGarage, you don’t have to. We allow you to make your appointment day or night, even when the garage is closed.

 

Compare deals and save up to 70% on your car maintenance when you choose one of the lower-cost options through BookMyGarage. Enter your vehicle reg and postcode to compare instant prices on your car diagnostic check and book the best deal today.

 

How to Book Car Diagnostics Near You

  1. Enter your vehicle reg and postcode.
  2. Compare deals. You can sort garages in your area by whatever best suits your needs: price, distance, reviews and ratings or availability.
  3. Pick a date and time for your appointment.

 

After you book your diagnostic check, we send you a confirmation email with a summary of your booking. We also inform the garage and they may also be in touch to confirm the appointment or to ask for extra details.

You never pay for your booking until after all the work has been completed and deal with the garage directly after the initial booking process. You also have the ability to change or cancel your booking for free until the day of your appointment.

 

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Why is a Car Diagnostic Check Important?

A diagnostic check can detect a potential problem with your car, even before a breakdown. It is also a quick, easy and accurate way to understand any issue with your car. This can include a dashboard warning light or strange noise.

Identifying the problem early will give you the chance to get it fixed before it can become a more expensive repair.

 

When Do You Need to Book a Car Diagnostics Appointment?

There are many different signs which will indicate that your vehicle needs a diagnostic check. If you suspect that there is an issue with your car but don’t know what, you should book a diagnostic check to find out what the problem is.

Some of the problems a diagnostic check can solve include:

  • Engine warning light - if the engine warning light appears on your dashboard, it’s important to take your vehicle to a garage as soon as possible as there is a wide variety of problems which the light may be flagging up.
  • Strange noises – any strange noises coming from your car need to be checked out before they turn into more serious problem. Some of these sounds may include; whining from the bonnet, abnormally loud exhaust, uneven engine noise, brake squealing or gear crunching.
  • Smoke - if you see smoke or steam coming from under the bonnet, your vehicle may be overheating.
  • Vibrating - if you notice any vibrating or pulling under your brake, the issue may be due to work brake discs or pads. However, it could also indicate a problem with your suspension or steering.

 

Check Engine Light

A check engine, or engine management light, can be stressful and hard to understand. It can indicate a fault with your engine, transmission, brakes or exhaust, as well as several other car parts. 

This means the faults range from trivial to incredibly severe. The more severe the problem, the stronger the check engine light appears. Solid amber is the least severe, flashing amber a more serious problem and red a dangerous fault. While you should never ignore the engine management light, you must stop the car immediately if the red light shows.

 

Can You Drive With a Warning Light On?

We wouldn't recommend ignoring a warning light, especially if it is red. You should always get a professional opinion to ensure you don't cause severe and expensive damage to your car. The check engine light is no different.

 

What Should I Do When the Check Engine Light Comes On?

If your check engine light is illuminated, we recommend booking a diagnostic check at a garage near you. That way, a professional technician can identify what error code has caused it to come on and then fix the problem. This way, you keep your car in good condition, stay safe on the road and often avoid an expensive repair bill. 

 

How Much Is a Car Diagnostic Test?

The price of a car diagnostic test can vary, depending on the garage that you visit. Each garage offers its car diagnostics for a fixed price, ranging from £30 - £100.

Enter your vehicle registration number and post code into BookMyGarage to instantly compare prices on diagnostic checks from garages near you. This will help you book the best deal on your appointment.

 

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