Annual car servicing, and booking in for the MOT test, keep your vehicle in good physical condition. For the modern motorist, engine management is an equally important form of maintenance. Our technicians perform vehicle diagnostics using scanners from Snap-On. This equipment helps us to identify the subsystem issues which cause dashboard lights to illuminate. Ignore these warning signs, and you might need us for a breakdown recovery service long before you use us for repairs.
Located in Lancing, we have a combined car servicing, repair and MOT garage just minutes away from nearby Worthing.
The use of vehicle diagnostics helps a technician to find potential faults before they turn into costly repairs. A service and an annual MOT test will reduce the need for a breakdown recovery service, but a proactive approach to engine management, and booking in for diagnostics once or twice a year, can help in resolving a problem that much sooner.
Make the short trip from Worthing to visit our combined car servicing, car repair and MOT garage. We can book you in for a diagnostic check at a time to suit your diary.
Vehicle Diagnostics | Testing and Engine Management
One of the biggest advancements seen in our sector over the past couple of decades has been the computerisation of the engine subsystem. Specialist tools and software, through processors, sensors and microchips, can access stored fault codes to accurately pinpoint errors. We call this vehicle diagnostics and we use the process to “manage” your engine.
While we can use vehicle diagnostics during car servicing (to reset the service light) and MOT tests (to take emission readings), engine management is still a standalone service.
Customers from Worthing may notice a dashboard warning light shortly before breaking down at the roadside. Wherever possible, our breakdown recovery driver will take a reading from your ECU to see if we can fix the problem immediately. If we can’t, Steve’s Autos Lancing Ltd will bring your car back to our servicing and MOT garage for repairs.
Alternatively, we can take your car to your home or workplace, or to another preferred garage in the Worthing area.
We can check issues with brakes, clutches, exhausts, fuel injectors, airflow, coolants, ignition and throttles.
Vehicle diagnostics show us where parameters are out of range and we use our experience to assess the problem.
Innovation and tradition combine through the use of the trade’s latest equipment and our specialist know-how.
In the past, you may well have had to wait for something to fail before knowing anything about a potential problem. Today, when you combine vehicle diagnostics with car servicing or the MOT test, you have the components in place to care for your engine both proactively and preventatively. In turn, you will need breakdown recovery services much less often, if at all.
Having to visit our servicing, repair and MOT garage might seem like a bind for some Worthing motorists, particularly those who come to us for a service or a test anyway.
But what will make a vast difference is the peace of mind, and the reassurance, that comes with booking in for a diagnostic check at least once a year. Knowing your engine subsystem has no known faults is your licence for a hassle-free driving experience where breakdown recovery is a thing of the past. But, if you do need us to come out and assist you at the roadside, we have the Worthing and West Sussex areas covered.
Please take the time to read the testimonials of customers who have used us for vehicle diagnostics in the past.