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K AND J MOTORS
19 Baker Street, West Bromwich, B70 9JJ
173 Reviews
Operating for over 35yrs as a business

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Diagnostic Check FROM £60

KJ Motors is an independent garage based in West Bromwich. Shorty as he is affectionately known by the locals owns and runs the garage. John is a fully qualified mechanic and nominated MOT tester with over 20 years in the trade. KJ Motors has been operating for over 35 years as a business with a 5 s...

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Bristol Street Motors Ford West Bromwich
New Swan Lane, West Bromwich, Solihull, B70 0NS
202 Reviews

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Diagnostic Check FROM £99

Please note: Collection and Delivery not available on Saturdays At your local Bristol Street Motors dealership, we only use the latest technology and employ the very best highly trained technicians. This ensures we have the skills and equipment to diagnose any problem quickly, making your service or...

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Auto-Serve Garages
240 Oldbury Road, Oldbury, West Bromwich, B70 9BJ
80 Reviews
Bosch Car Service Centre

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Diagnostic Check FROM £72

Established in 1990, Auto-serve Garages in West Bromwich, A Bosch car service centre, is a family run business offering an experienced, efficient and professional service. Our purpose built 6000 square foot workshop and additional 2500 square foot unit, contain no less than eighteen undercover bays...

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WestBrom Auto Centre Ltd
Unit 4 183 Great Bride Street, West Bromwich, B70 0DJ
46 Reviews
MOT services for class 4, 5 & 7 vehiclesSpecialist oil will be charged extraPlease call for Tyre quotes

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Diagnostic Check FROM £48

West Brom Auto Centre are a proud family-run business, who have delivered high quality vehicle maintenance services for over 3 years. We are the best MOT centre in West Brom as well as being a trusted servicing garage for both domestic and commercial customers. Our vehicle servicing is performed by...

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P R Autos
PR Autos 253 Whitehall Road, West Bromwich, B70 0HQ
25 Reviews
10 % NHS Discount10 % Student Discount

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Diagnostic Check FROM £60

Welcome to PR Autos, we are your local garage for MOT West Bromwich and surrounding areas, conveniently located just 5 minutes away from the centre of West Bromwich, near Tipton and Oldbury. As well as MOT testing, our professional technicians provide a wealth of garage services including servicin...

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 West Bromwich. 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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