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Marshall Honda York
Great North Way, York Business Park, York, YO26 6RB
123 Reviews
0% Interest AvailableFree Visual Health Check & videoManufacturer Trained Technicians

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Diagnostic Check FROM £90

Marshall York is part of the family run Marshall Motor Group is the largest privately owned dealer group in England with a 105 year history of servicing and repairing all vehicle makes and models to the highest standards at pricing you will be pleasantly surprised at. Marshall recommends the use of...

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Blacksmiths Garage Offers
Blacksmiths Garage, Stockton-on-Forest, York, YO32 9UW
268 Reviews
Over 20 years of experienceComplimentary Vehicle Health check

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Welcome to Blacksmiths Garage situated on Sandy Lane in Stockton-on-the-Forest, a 5 minute drive from the A64 and also on the Coastliner bus route. Together we have over 20 years of experience in the motor trade from car sales to vehicle maintenance which we use to ensure that all our customers expe...

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Boroughbridge Auto Services
Boroughbridge auto services ltd, Catterick Road Langthorpe Borughbridge, York, YO51 9BP
120 Reviews
With over 30 years experience

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We here at Boroughbridge Auto Services would like to offer you the perfect solution to your requirements, no matter what they may be. Give us a call or come and visit us to find out more about what we have on offer. MOTs in Boroughbridge. Car diagnostics in Boroughbridge don't come any more reliable...

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J R Motor Services
Units 5 & 6 Concorde Park, Clifton Moor, York, YO30 4WT
172 Reviews
Small family run business

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Welcome to JR Motor Services, York we are a small family run business relocated from Central Body Repairs (York) Ltd in the Acomb area of York. Offering a one-stop garage to the customer for all makes & ages of cars and light commercial vehicles - combining a wealth of experience in various aspects ...

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Bristol Street Motors Renault York
Clifton Moor Gate, York, YO30 4WR
69 Reviews

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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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Mark Blackburn Motor Engineers
West View Garage, Seaton Ross, York, YO42 4LU
13 Reviews

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t Mark Blackburn Motor Engineers LTD, our friendly and reliable team delivers professional car servicing in Seaton Ross and East Riding. We trade as approved members of the highly regarded Bosch Autocrew Network serving discerning motorists throughout the entire Yorkshire area including trade and fl...

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 York. 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 York. 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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