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Car Diagnostics for Waterlooville and Hampshire

Modern cars are sophisticated examples of precision engineering. While that makes them a joy to drive, it can also make it difficult to know what’s wrong if and when it develops a fault. If a warning light goes off on your dashboard, you hear a strange noise from under the bonnet, or the car’s performance simply feels a little off, it’s not always immediately obvious what’s causing the issue.
Here at Absolute Autos Ltd, we can help resolve the matter by running a car diagnostic test on your vehicle. This helps us to pin down the cause of the problem and figure out the best way to resolve it. Whatever concerns you have about your vehicle, we can provide you with an effective solution.

Expert Car Diagnostics

What is diagnostic testing?

A diagnostic test determines the cause of a vehicle’s issue or cause of what has triggered a vehicle system light to come on. Using specialised software, car diagnostic tools accurately point to problem areas in a car’s engine or elsewhere, thanks to built-in processors, microchips and sensors within the vehicle. When something isn’t operating properly, a technician will utilize diagnostic equipment with specific vehicle software to connect to the vehicle’s internal computer to read any codes stored and download information to help determine what area of the car needs attention. You can also request for a diagnostic check at least once a year which will uncover any minor problems that can’t be seen or heard (and that won’t trigger the check engine light). Diagnostic testing is also a useful tool when you’re checking out a used car.

Can I have a simple code test instead of a diagnostic check?

A simple scan of the codes isn’t likely to provide much information as to what the problem may be so we would always recommend a diagnostic check. The basic code tells technicians which engine or component parameters are out of range, but it does not detail the cause of the problems. We have fully trained specialist technicians with the expertise to diagnose the underlying problem effectively.

How long does a vehicle diagnostic take?

The amount of time to diagnose the vehicle’s issue depends on a few factors. A standard diagnostic test can take about an hour to an hour and a half. Of course, more complicated issues that require further diagnosis and where components must be removed for access or testing can take 2-3 hours; depending on the severity of the issue or multiple underlying issues. At Absolute Autos we have a clear pricing policy for our diagnostics and all work will be discussed with you in advance.

Can I do the diagnostic test myself ?

DIY code readers are available; however, they are basic devices that rarely read the codes accurately and do not provide much information as to the source of the problem. A full vehicle scan tool with the associated specific vehicle software like the kind we use is very expensive and takes training by a knowledgeable technician to operate and comprehend. Additionally, many vehicles have manufacturer exclusive fault codes that make deciphering the code nearly impossible without an advanced reader.
If you’re looking for a reliable car diagnostic service in the Waterlooville and Hampshire area, then you’ve come to the right place. We provide a first rate service from your initial enquiry to our final repair.. We undertake a secondary quality control check as part of our expert service after any repair work is undertaken to ensure that it has been carried out to the highest standard.

When Diagnostic testing at Absolute Autos we will :

1. Conduct Initial Diagnostics

Conduct a full road test to get first-hand experience of the condition and characteristics being shown. Use diagnostic scanners to access fault codes to gain an insight into the problem.

2. Identify any faulty components

Identify any faulty components and test them to ensure they are faulty before replacing, this verifies that the true error that was causing the code has been found.

3. Repair and retest

Repair and retest the vehicle to ensure the problem has been fully eradicated.
Here at Absolute Autos, we pride ourselves on our transparency and customer service; we will always discuss with our customers our findings, the next steps and the costs involved before any work is undertaken.

Local Engine Diagnostics for Your Vehicle

All car diagnostic checks are performed at our auto centre in Waterlooville. This leaves us well-placed for drivers across Hampshire who need a reliable car diagnostic service for their vehicle. We welcome drivers from all over the county, though most come from within a 25-mile radius, including Alton, Chichester, Clanfield, Cowplain, Denmead, Fareham, Gosport, Havant, Horndean, Petersfield, Portsmouth, Purbrook, Waterlooville, Widley, and beyond.

Get in touch

For car diagnostic services that drivers in Hampshire can trust, contact Absolute Autos Ltd at our Waterlooville car garage today. A member of our team will book your car in for an inspection and provide you with a free, no-obligation quote.