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Summit MOT Service Station
Bury New Road, Heywood, Manchester, OL10 4RF
243 Reviews

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Summit MOT Service Station is a specialist vehicle service and MOT test centre based in Heywood, Manchester covering the whole of North Manchester and South Lancashire including Heywood, Rochdale, Bury, Oldham, Manchester, Salford, Bolton, Middleton, Prestwich, Chadderton, Pendlebury and Leigh. No ...

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M . D . Autos
unit 3, Hall street, Heywood, OL10 1DP
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Wheel balancing on requestPuncture Repairs Available

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MD Autos are a family run business based in Heywood, Greater Manchester. With over 20 years industry experience they are committed to providing the highest quality repairs & servicing at the very best prices. This commitment also extends to providing the highest levels of customer service. We want t...

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Eviva Automotive
Unit 3 Spring Mill, Moor Street, Heywood, OL10 3DD
13 Reviews
Mercedes Benz, BMW & VW Audi specialistElectric vehicle and hybrid specialistRAC Approved Garage

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Eviva Automotive is a Mercedes Benz, BMW and VW Audi group specialist repairer based in Heywood, set up in 2022 with a passion to offer the same great dealership experience whilst giving a more customer focused service at a fraction of the cost a main dealership.

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Keith Wood Motors
Units 6 7 & 8 Brittiania Ind Estate, George St, Heywood, OL10 4PW
14 Reviews

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Established for 30 years, we provide a professional and reliable service to both residential customers and commercial businesses in the Heywood area. Our small, friendly team can undertake all aspects of vehicle repair, from simple troubleshooting to diagnostic testing and engine reconditioning. F...

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Birch Service Centre Ltd
Manchester Road, Heywood, OL10 2QD
15 Reviews

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Welcome to Birch Service Centre Ltd Are you looking for an approved MOT testing station in Heywood? Look no further than Birch Service Centre. Investing in the latest technologies making sure our workshop in Heywood is fully equipped for class 4 & class 1 & 2 vehicles. Going the extra mile for our ...

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Formula One Autocentre Heywood (formerly Equipe)
York Street, Heywood, OL10 4NS
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Formula One York Street, Heywood. Now open on Sundays 10 - 4pm, taking bookings between 11 and 3pm. Established in 1974, Formula One Autocentres set out with a mission to deliver a completely new fast-fit experience to its customers. This would feature clean, modern premises, high-tech equipment an...

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 Heywood. 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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