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Kensington Autocare Ltd Logo
Kensington Autocare Ltd
10 Malton Rd, ( Behind Ladbroke Grove Tube Station ), London, W10 5UP
202 Reviews
Family owned MOT and Repair GarageEstablished on this site 1997

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Kensington Autocare; a family owned MOT and repair garage adjacent to Ladbroke Grove Tube Station in the Borough of Kensington & Chelsea. A Government approved MOT Testing Station, we carry out Diagnostics, Servicing and Repairs on all makes of car. We started out on this site in 1997, and are...

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Central Car Care Ltd
13-14 Osten Mews, Emperors Gate, Kensington, London, SW7 4HW
20 Reviews
Specialising in Mercedes/BMW/VW & Audi

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Diagnostic Check FROM £62.5

Welcome to Central Car Care Ltd. Car servicing and accident repairs in Kensington SW7. The leading independent car garage specialising in Mercedes, BMW, VW & Audi, but we cater for all makes and models. We offer our customers expert workmanship, the latest car diagnostics, superior car body repairs ...

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BSG Garages
8A Malton Road, London, W10 5UP
35 Reviews
Established over 35 years

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Diagnostic Check FROM £153.6

Celebrating our 35th anniversary in our current location, BSG garages proudly look after and serve Kensington & Chelsea’s motorists. Striving for customer satisfaction. Friendly impartial advice offered. Employing only the very best mechanics with decades of experience and utilising the very latest ...

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Monaco of Kensington
28 Astwood Mews, Courtfield Rd, South Kensington, London, SW7 4DE
35 Reviews
Established in 1954

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Diagnostic Check FROM £60

Established in 1954, we have a wealth of experience and an expert team to be able to provide the very best service to all makes of vehicle, from our garage situated in Kensington SW7, in the heart of West London. Monaco Of Kensington are dedicated in providing exceptional quality of service at comp...

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Galicia Motors Ltd.
14-17, Astwood Mews, Kensington, SW7 4DE
24 Reviews
Founded by Vince & Jess in 1974

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Diagnostic Check FROM £90

If you're looking for a dependable garage in the Kensington area, Galicia Motors was founded by Vince & Jess in 1974, both originally from the north west region of Spain "Galicia". They have been providing professional and reliable service to the motor trade.

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Smith & Hunter Ltd
17-19 Edge Street, London, W8 7PN
21 Reviews
*Specialists in premium marques**Over 100 years in business*

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Diagnostic Check FROM £80

The Smith & Hunter team in Kensington and Chelsea strive to perform safe, timely and cost effective work in order to meet our customer's requirements. We offer car repair, service and MOT in Kensington & Chelsea and within easy access of Notting Hill, Paddington, Bayswater, Fulham, Shepherds Bush...

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 Kensington and Chelsea. 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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