Diagnostics - Car-Tech


We at Car Tech have the latest diagnostic technology that reads your vehicles on board computer and can tell our technicians further information about your vehicles fault. After which our technicians will then be able to identify the fault. In some rare cases your vehicle may need to go to an auto electrician. We can Identify and remedy 98% of the problems.

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As vehicles have become more advanced over the last decade, it almost like driving a four wheeled computer.

The Ecu often referred to as he “brain” of the car plays a central role in managing the engine’s operation. It receives data from various sensors (e.g., air intake temperature, oxygen level, throttle position) and uses it to control vital functions like:

  • Fuel injection: Regulating the amount of fuel delivered to the engine for optimal combustion.
  • Ignition timing: Controlling the spark timing for efficient and powerful operation.
  • Emission control: Ensuring the engine meets emission standards by adjusting various parameters.

The ECU constantly adapts and adjusts these controls based on real-time sensor data, optimizing engine performance and efficiency.

As well as the ECU there is also various modules such as:

  • Transmission Control Module (TCM): Manages automatic transmission gear changes for smooth and efficient operation.
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) Module: Controls the ABS system to prevent wheel lockup during braking, ensuring steering control.
  • Body Control Module (BCM): Manages various electrical components like lights, windows, wipers, and locks.
  • Airbag Control Module (ACM): Controls airbag deployment in case of a collision.

Why choose Car Tech for a battery replacement

  • Competitive pricing
  • Diagnostic equipment to check battery health.
  • Same Day fitting (subject to availability)
  • Up to 5 years Warranty on selected batteries
  • Sourcing the correct battery for your car.
What is vehicle diagnostics?

This is a general term as ‘Vehicle diagnostics’ is the process of identifying and troubleshooting problems within your car's various systems using specialised tools and techniques. It helps mechanics pinpoint the root cause of issues, leading to accurate repairs and preventing further damage. The term is also used to describe to read a warning light via the vehicles on board computer using sophisticated software.

Why is vehicle diagnostics important?

Early detection of problems: Diagnostics can identify minor issues before they turn into major, expensive repairs.

Improved safety: Timely repairs ensure your car's systems function properly, contributing to overall safety.

Enhanced performance: Diagnostics can uncover issues impacting fuel efficiency, engine performance, and overall driving experience.

Peace of mind: Knowing your car is in good condition provides peace of mind and reduces the risk of unexpected breakdowns.

What are the different types of vehicle diagnostics?

On-board diagnostics (OBD): Modern cars have built-in computers that store diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs), which our technicians can access and interpret to identify issues.

Visual inspection: Our technicians can visually inspect components for signs of wear, leaks, or damage.
Hands-on testing: Specific tests like compression checks, electrical tests, and fluid analysis can pinpoint problems within specific systems.

Specialised equipment: Advanced scanners and diagnostic tools provide deep insights into various systems and their performance.

How often should I get my car diagnosed?

Follow your owner's manual recommendations for scheduled maintenance intervals.

Get your car diagnosed if you experience any warning lights, unusual noises, performance issues, or suspected problems

What are some common reasons to get a diagnostic check?
  • Check engine light is on.
  • Car is running rough or stalling.
  • There are unusual noises.
  • You experience decreased fuel efficiency.
  • Air conditioning or other systems aren't working properly.
  • You suspect a specific issue and want confirmation.
Who can perform vehicle diagnostics

Car Tech have trained technicians with access to specialised tools and expertise for your car's specific make and model at competitive rates.

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