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A Vehicle diagnostic Check is a timely and technical procedure to ensure your vehicle performs at its best and is also safe for you and your family.  

All modern vehicles contain many computers that control and monitor different areas of your vehicle for example your Engine and Brake system to make sure your vehicle is performing correctly.

When something goes wrong within these systems the vehicles technical computers produce error codes.  To be alerted You may see a warning light on your dashboard, but these only give a small part of the full picture.

Unfortunately big franchises have painted a picture that a 'computer' does all the work.  This is not the case and you need to choose a garage that not only has the correct 'equipment' but also has staff with the 'Technical Knowledge' to fix your problem.

Fortunately For us at A1 Autocentre we have everything to fix your problem first time and all at a good price.

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What's included in a Diagnostic check?

The Diagnostic process includes a lot more than just a computer 'code read':

  • Consultation with the vehicle owner to discover the problem and a test drive to 'Confirm' the problem.

  • A Diagnostic code read to give us some diagnostic direction but this is not an answer..

  • We check our techincal systems database for 'common issues'.

  • We investigate your vehicles data for any potential issues.

  • Next we create a diagnostic plan and carry out multiple tests using all types of specialist equipment to diagnose your vehicle.

  • Finally We will contact you again with our findings and the best solution to fixing your vehicle.




At A1 Autocentre we love to look after our customers, so let us remember your important vehicle dates for you with a FREE MOT AND SERVICE REMINDER

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Can you just 'Plug the computer' in?

The short answer to this question is YES! 

However a Diagnostic Computer is only 1 part of a through diagnoses. 

A diagnostic computer will guide you a potential problem but it does not tell you what the problem is.

ie. Low fuel pressure. What does this mean?? it could be a blocked filter, a faulty fuel pump or a faulty injector.

This is where a 'Code Read' ends and most garages stop.

For A1 Autocentre this is where the rest of the process comes in! Through experience & continuous training we are able to break down your vehicles system and test all the relevant parts to find the root cause of your problem and ensure it doesn't return. 


How do I Book my

vehicle in for repair?

You can book your diagnostic check by calling us at one of our branches or click 'Book Now' below and book online for a day that suits you.

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How much does a

diagnostic check cost?

Our Vehicle Diagnostic Check costs

£60 + Vat

This includes a consultation with you and   1 hour diagnoses using our through diagnostic process.

At this point if we need any further investigation time we will contact your for approval.

Want that light off your dashboard? Book Now!

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