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  • THE COMPUTER INSIDE YOUR CAR

    What exactly is car diagnostics?

    Well, when you take your car for a service, for the great majority of cars, the mechanic will use a diagnostic tool to see if there are any recorded problems.

    Vehicles are increasingly behaving like computers with wheels. Collectively, these electronics allows cars to be smarter, cheaper, and capable of doing some slick stuff that wouldn’t otherwise be possible.

    Performing a car diagnostic test can reveal a range of problems associated with the car’s transmission, oil tank, petrol tank, exhaust system and various other components of the car.

    When working on cars and trucks in the modern era, testing and diagnostics are an integral aspect to mechanical work. From resetting electronic features, including automotive CPUs to repairing issues manually, diagnostics are necessary to find root causes to major and potential problems

    BENEFITS OF VEHICLE DIAGNOSTICS

    Most modern cars can generate many fault codes which get stored in the vehicle’s memory system. Some vehicles have a number of units which control areas such as engine management, brakes, suspension and even the windscreen wipers!

    The problem diagnosis is therefore quick and accurate and thus there can be cost savings as less time is required by the mechanic to identify a problem. Minor problems may be identified and fixed before they have a chance to escalate into big, expensive problems!