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Jay-mech Mot And Service Station
UNIT 9 TOWER ENTERPRISE PARK, Great George St, wigan, WN3 4DP
369 Reviews
20 years combined experience

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Diagnostic Check FROM £45

20 years combined experience and an excellent reputation built on word of mouth, JAY MECH SERVICE STATION has been providing servicing and repairs to the community, with a professional and reliable attitude that ensures our customers keep coming back.

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Bristol Street Motors Ford Wigan
Martland business park, Challenge Way, Martland Mill Industrial Estate, Wigan, WN5 0LD
115 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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In n Out Auto Centres - Wigan
Robin Park Road, Wigan, WN5 0BU
91 Reviews
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Diagnostic Check FROM £35

IN'n'OUT Autocentres are experts in vehicle servicing, MOT's & repairs. We were established in 2008 and have over 29 autocentres nationwide. All our workshop technicians are trained to the highest standards. Many of whom have joined us from big brand main dealers. They are car enthusiasts and put as...

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Johnsons Honda, SEAT & Skoda Wigan
Martland Park, Challenge Way, Wigan, WN5 0LD
3 Reviews

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Diagnostic Check FROM £120

No matter what car, new or used, from us or not our technical experts can ensure that your car is cared for properly. Our services range from a basic/interim service to a full/major service. Johnsons dealerships are well equipped with state-of-the-art facilities to ensure we provide the best diagnos...

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H W MOON LTD
CHALLENGE WAY, MARTLAND PARK, WIGAN, WN5 0LD
1 Reviews

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Welcome to your local Toyota Centre. Whether you're looking for a new or used car, or would like to use our professional, competitively priced after care services, we can help you meet your motoring needs.

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Formula One Autocentre Ashton-In-Makerfield
Unit A, 71-77 Warrington Road, Ashton-In-Makerfield, Wigan, WN4 9PJ
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Formula One Unit A, 71-77 Warrington Road, Ashton-In-Makerfield, Wigan. 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, mo...

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 Wigan. 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 Wigan. 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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