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Garage Services 4 U Ltd
169, Midland Road, London, E10 6JT
196 Reviews
Family run business

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Book your next MOT or service at Garage Services 4 U in Leyton. We offer affordable quotes and a promise of high quality. We are proud of our reputation as a family-run business in the Leyton area providing the best car mechanics and customer care in London. Booking your service is very easy from th...

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Bristol Street Motors Vauxhall Chingford
3 Shadbolt Avenue, Chingford, E4 8GP
310 Reviews

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Please note: Collection and delivery not available on Saturdays. Booking times are drop off times and not whilst you wait repair times. Looking for servicing? Bristol Street Motors can reduce any anticipated labour costs on your service significantly. We have invested a lot of money into developing ...

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BSRC Limited
315 Cann Hall Road, Leytonstone, London, E11 3NN
11 Reviews
2 year Warranty on OEM Parts1 year Warranty on Aftermarket Parts

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For more than 50 years, AUTO REPAIR & CARE has been providing professional auto repair services to the greater metropolitan area. We are a full-service repair centre specializing in providing top-quality service to your vehicle. Our services include everything from regular maintenance and collision ...

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Onur Prestige Motors Ltd
Unit 3, Period Works, 1 Lammas Road, Leyton, E10 7QT
14 Reviews

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Buzbys Garage
45 Salisbury Road, Chingford, London, E4 6TA
15 Reviews

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An established automotive MOT, servicing and repairs business since 1982, Buzby’s Garage is a friendly and professional garage. Buzby’s Garage is an authorised MOT center comprising 4 inspection ramps and modern computer-diagnostic facilities. We work on all vehicle makes and models and pride ou...

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st anthony's motors ltd
359 Winchelsea Road, Forestgate, London, E7 0AQ
8 Reviews
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We provide extensive repair capability across all car models. Our cheap and easy solutions are tailored for each individual. We are proudly supported by outstanding customer service and helpful staff. German Car Specialist.

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.

Driving in Waltham Forest

Waltham Forest is an outer London borough in the north east of the capital with built-up urban districts in the south with inner-city characteristics, and more affluent residential areas in the north with a variety of parks and greenspace including sections of Epping Forest.

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