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Benjamin at Grosvenor Garage
44A Munster Road, Fulham, London, SW6 4EW
332 Reviews
Independent, family-run garage

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Diagnostic Check FROM £34.5

Benjamin at Grosvenor Garage is an independent, family-run garage based in Fulham, South West London. We provide MOT tests, services and repairs for all makes and models of vehicles offering quality services at affordable prices. If you’re looking for an honest outfit with a friendly team and profes...

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AH Advanced Autos Ltd
56 The Arches, 419 new kings road, Fulham, SW6 4RR
196 Reviews
Established over 29 yearsWe are family run business

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Diagnostic Check FROM £60

We are family run business, so every customer is a value to us. With twenty Nine years history in auto care and support we can offer best car garage services in Fulham. We value our customers and the quality of our service. We have all the latest approved computer software for all major manufacturer...

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Sparrowhawk Motors IV
Arch 15, Munster Road, Chelsea, SW6 4RY
60 Reviews
***LOCAL COMMUNITY GARAGE******PAYMENT ASSIST FINANCING***

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Sparrowhawk Motors can carry out servicing on all models and makes of cars and we can also carry out a wide range of vehicle repairs so that you can get back to normal as quickly as possible. Thanks to our cutting-edge diagnostic equipment, we can quickly identify the problem. We are able to order t...

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London Motor Sports Ltd
142 Bentworth Rd, White City, London, W12 7AH
56 Reviews

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Diagnostic Check FROM £65

Introducing London Motor Sports: Your Ultimate Destination for Automotive Excellence! 🏁 Unveil Excellence: Nestled in the heart of White City, London (W12 7AH), London Motor Sports is not just a garage; it's your go-to hub for top-tier automotive expertise! 🔧 Expertise Unleashed: With a rich tap...

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Netherwood Autos LTD
Netherwood Place, 17A Netherwood Road, hammersmith, London, W14 0BL
1 Reviews

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We are a local, independent garage serving Hammersmith, Shepherd's Bush and the surrounding area. We have been established since 1992. We offer servicing and repairs as well as MOT'S. We can offer FREE collection and delivery of your car (within 5 miles radius) for many services because WE know you...

17A SPRINGVALE TERRACE, WEST KENSINGTON, LONDON, W14 0AE
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What does a car diagnostic check do?

A diagnostic check is carried out on your vehicle by a mechanic, who will plug your vehicle into a specialised code reader. It can detect problems with your vehicle which may be difficult to spot manually.

The main components which are tested in a diagnostic check are the car’s:

  • electronic control units (ECUs) - these control various element of the car and its performance including engine running
  • emissions and exhaust sensors
  • braking system
  • electrical components such as central door locking
  • transmission if electronically controlled
  • ignition coils
  • throttle setting
  • fuel injectors
  • air flow and coolant

 

Why is a car diagnostic check important?

A diagnostic check is very important as it can detect a potential problem with your car, even before a breakdown. The computerised equipment scans your vehicle’s system to check for any faults, no matter how minor or major. A diagnostic test is a quick, easy and accurate way to discover any faults and will give you the chance to get them fixed before they turn into bigger and more expensive issues. When your car has a fault, this may show as a warning light on the dashboard. If the light goes out the system will store the fault code so the garage will find this when they do the diagnostic check.

What are the possible signs that your car needs a diagnostic check?

There are many different signs which will indicate that your vehicle needs a diagnostic check. Essentially, if you suspect that there is an issue with your car but don’t know what, you will probably want to book a diagnostic check to find out what the problem is. Here are some of the key signs:

  • 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.

 

How long do car diagnostics take?

You can expect a diagnostic check on your car to take approximately 90 minutes. You may want to allow for more time though as the mechanic who will be carrying out the check might not be available to start right away.

How much does a car diagnostic check cost?

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

Enter your vehicle registration number and post code into BookMyGarage (at the top of this page) and you can instantly compare diagnostic check pricing from all of the garages in your local area. As well as price, you can see the garages’ reviews, distance from your post code, extra services offered and availability. You don’t even have to register to get access to all of this information. When you have selected a suitable garage, you can choose a date, any optional extras (such as collection and delivery, loan car etc.) and book online.

What do you need from your garage?

This might sound like a question with an obvious answer: you need a garage that can service or repair your car quickly and at a good price. But think again and you may realise there are other factors that affect your choice of garage in Hammersmith and Fulham. If you need to bring your son or daughter with you when you take your car in, are there toys in the waiting room? If you’re dropping the car off between school and work, can you pick up a cup of coffee while you’re there? Might the garage even collect your car and drop it back at your house after the work is done? You can find answers to all these questions on BookMyGarage.

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