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When the first automobile rolled out on the streets sometime in the late 19th century, it was only fractionally faster than a horse-drawn carriage that was prevalent in those days. A modern car doesn’t resemble it in any way, either in appearance or performance.

Cars today are a complex mesh of electrical components with the onboard computers monitoring most of them. While most of us agree to run a diagnostic test if the mechanic recommends it, it pays to know what it constitutes and why it is necessary.

When you bring your car down for repairs at Totton Tyre & Exhaust, Tottonor any other car diagnostics garage, our technicians may run a diagnostics to determine the source of the malfunction. Before the advent of onboard diagnostics, the inspection had to be performed manually, which understandably took a lot of time. Modern diagnostics has cut down that time to mere minutes.

What happens in a diagnostics?

If you have done a diagnostic before at a car diagnostic centre in Totton, you must have seen the mechanic connect a laptop to your car and run some tests. Your vehicle is fitted with a number of scanners and sensors on most of its parts. The scan will tell the mechanic where to look for the trouble.

Notice how we said ‘where’ and not ‘what’. That’s because a test will not tell you what exactly the problem is. It’ll only point to the right direction. After that, it is the mechanic’s job to determine what the trouble is.

Before you scoff at how inefficient it sounds, consider this- if there’s a strange sound emanating from your engine, there can be multiple reasons for it. The suspension system, transmission, clutch, brakes, fuel injectors, ignition are all possible candidates. Sure, our mechanics can check each one of them until they locate the source. But how long do you think that’ll take?

What exactly can they diagnose?  

A standard vehicle today comes fitted with anything between five and fifty computers onboard. They are nothing but scan tools that have been around since the 1980s. Most of these ‘tools’ have graduated to become computer software now.

Most of the essential components are covered bythecar diagnostics in Totton.These include your car’s engine, transmission, brakes, fuel injectors, air conditioning, exhaust, throttle, ignition coils and ignition.

Diagnostics at Totton Tyre & Exhaust

Totton Tyre & Exhaust,Tottonhas been the go-to diagnostics garage for the people of Totton and its neighbourhood. You shouldn’t wait for the ‘check engine’ light to bring your car for diagnostics. Whenever you feel that something seems wrong with your car, but you cannot put the finger on what, bring it to us. We are here to help.