3 Reasons to Book your Vehicle Diagnostics Test Today

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Of all the technological advances that have been made in the automotive sector recently, one of the most beneficial to both vehicle owners and auto technicians has been the computerisation of the car’s components. By using specialised software, vehicle diagnostics tests can point out problems relating to a car’s engine quickly and accurately, all thanks to built-in processors, microchips, and sensors. 

So, how do you actually know if you need a vehicle diagnostics test? Well, as an independent, manufacturer-approved vehicle diagnostics facility in Chesterfield, Rotherham and Sheffield, here are our top 3 reasons why you should book one today.

Your Check Engine Light is On

If your check engine light comes on, or an error code appears on your dashboard, this is a clear sign that you need to book your vehicle in for a diagnostics test. Nine times out of ten, a simple scan won’t be able to tell you exactly what is wrong, so a diagnostic test should be performed as soon as possible. For example, a light flashing on the dashboard will show any faults with the PCM (Powertrain Control Module). It’s possible that there may be a range of different problems, but in many cases, they are completely fixable while they are still small.

Your Car Feels or Handles Differently

If your vehicle is behaving differently and something doesn’t feel right, this is another clear sign that you should book in for a vehicle diagnostics test and a thorough inspection of the vehicle to test major components for failure. For example, changes in the way your car feels may include any excessive vibration, bumping, shaking, or wobbling, and could indicate problems with anything from tyres, suspension, brakes, or even the engine.

You’ve Not Had your Car Checked for a Year or More

Many technicians recommend taking your car in for a diagnostic check at least once a year in order to uncover any minor problems that either haven’t triggered the check engine light or simply can’t be seen or heard. Just like an annual check-up from your GP, a regular diagnostics test for your car can help to detect any problems early so that you can fix them before they become worse.

Rotherham and Chesterfield Vehicle Diagnostics Testing

Here at CRS, we’re an independent, manufacturer approved vehicle diagnostics facility in Chesterfield, Rotherham and Sheffield. Our fast, accurate, vehicle diagnostics services will rectify any minor issues before they turn into bigger problems, which will inevitably raise the cost of fixing them in the future.

Regular vehicle diagnostics will ultimately save you time and money by quickly and easily identifying any vehicle malfunction, diagnosing faults using the latest scanning equipment and ensuring the mechanic can repair them quickly. For more info on the vehicle diagnostics services we offer, as well as ADAS calibration, and accident repair services, contact CRS on info@cosmeticrepair.co.uk