Has a warning light on your vehicle’s dashboard recently lit up? When this happens, it’s understandable to feel worried. You may even wait to see if the light switches itself off before visiting a mechanic. Unfortunately, an illuminated warning light rarely, if ever, resets itself. Because your modern car is a technologically advanced machine, it has a network of sensors, microchips and an onboard computer processor to help detect its own faults. When you see a flashing dashboard light, you need a vehicle diagnostics service to resolve the issue.
Based in Tunbridge Wells, motorists in Crowborough, Hildenborough, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge, Paddock Wood, Matfield, Brenchley, Groombridge and the neighbouring areas of Kent trust us for diagnostic services, clutch repairs and more.
We have invested in the latest innovative diagnostics equipment. With this technology and our decades of trade experience, we diagnose problems within cars and vans of any make or model.
It’s vital to visit our mechanics as soon as possible if a warning light on your dashboard flashes. However, we recommend undertaking these checks annually regardless. Much like car servicing and MOT testing, this helps to maintain optimal safety and performance.
Your vehicle has an electronic system that continually monitors all elements of performance. If the sensors identify a fault, the system illuminates the relevant dashboard light. In turn, this informs you that something isn’t right, and you need to seek professional expertise at our workshop in Tunbridge Wells.
It’s all-but impossible to identify what the problem is by looking at the light alone. There’s simply too long a list of possible errors for that. To help in such situations, we advise all our customers in Crowborough, Hildenborough, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge and the wider Kent area to attain a basic understanding of what each dashboard light means.
But only specialist vehicle diagnostics equipment in the hands of experienced mechanics can pinpoint the exact cause of the issue.
When you visit G & R Autos, we insert diagnostics equipment into your car’s or van’s ECU. This allows us to download the error codes stored inside. We then cross-reference this information with the manufacturer’s guidelines. We can then identify precisely what is wrong with your vehicle.
With a full understanding of the problem, we then propose the most effective repairs. As time-served mechanics, we can complete work of any kind, from brake repairs to clutch repairs.
Whether you’re in Tunbridge Wells, or neighbouring areas like Crowborough, Hildenborough, Sevenoaks and Tonbridge, diagnostics checks from G & R Autos provide multiple benefits.
Perhaps most appealing for our customers is the quick turnaround time. After the problem surfaces, your vehicle’s ECU stores the error codes. They’re simply waiting for us to download and decode them. From the outset, then, we eliminate the need for manual fault-finding work because we know exactly where to find the problem.
With less labour needed to identify your vehicle’s underlying error, you also benefit from a more cost-effective service too.
This value for money extends to any subsequent repair work. Because the electronic system in your car or van flags issues as and when they arise, you will likely have a relatively minor fault on your hands. It’s much faster, and more affordable, to fix these before they develop into bigger problems.
From private cars in Crowborough and Tonbridge to commercial vehicles in Hildenborough, Sevenoaks and Tunbridge Wells, we use diagnostic equipment to identify an array of faults for Kent-based motorists. As your mechanic of choice, we can manage your vehicle’s: