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CLASS 4 MOT CENTRE
169-171 Marl Close, Ilchester Road, YEOVIL, BA21 3BQ
417 Reviews

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Diagnostic Check FROM £54

Here at Class 4 Mot Centre we provide top quality servicing, repairs and Class 4 MOT's. We are located on Ilchester road and have a small team of reliable and experienced mechanics. Why not book in for an MOT & service at the same time and receive your MOT at a discounted rate. We offer 4 types of ...

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Vincent Street Garage
16 20 Vincent Street, Yeovil, Yeovil, BA20 1JQ
183 Reviews

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Diagnostic Check FROM £54

A new garage with the same level of service as we have previously given all our old customers. Offering MOT services and repairs to all makes and models at competitive prices, with a fast turnaround and above all quality workmanship.

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Vertu Volvo Yeovil
2 Vale Road, Pen Mill Trading Estate, Yeovil, BA21 5HL
6 Reviews

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Diagnostic Check FROM £80

Please note: Collection and Delivery not available on Saturdays Vertu is proud of its long established reputation for integrity, first class customer service and competitive pricing. Our company ethos is to provide a service built on trust; we are dedicated to providing the best experience we can of...

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SJ Autos
Drop off location - 17 Preston Road, Unit 1b, Yeovil, BA21 3AD
22 Reviews
24 hour recovery available

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Diagnostic Check FROM £50

Established back in 2011, we are a small family run company based in Yeovil, Somerset, offering fantastic customer service, fair pricing and a high level of workmanship. With our fully equipped 2 ramp workshop, we can ensure you will be back on the road in no time. We offer a collection and delive...

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?

You may live within walking distance of a garage which offers most of the services you need. However, by sticking with the nearest garage in Yeovil you could be missing out on a better deal. What if a garage with a collection / drop off service or courtesy car could do the same job at a good price, without the inconvenience of losing your car for the duration of the repair? BookMyGarage allows you to search for local garages which offer this facility, and compare their prices, all in one session.

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