What do car diagnostics tests tell you?

Tuesday 21st June 2022



A car diagnostic test acts as a physical check-up for your car. It’s the best way to ensure your car is in its tip-top shape before any expensive issues crop up. Many people think diagnostic tests are only necessary if your car engine light comes on, however, you may find that a car diagnostic test can save you from a breakdown situation.

What is a car diagnostic test?

A car diagnostic test utilises specialised software in order to quickly and accurately flag-up any issues with your car. These special built-in processors and sensors can help diagnose issues with your:

  • Car engine
  • Brakes
  • Air flow
  • Coolant
  • Ignition coils
  • Throttle
  • Fuel injector
  • Exhausts

The car diagnostic test will tell the technician which component of the car needs fixing and then they will proceed to correct any problems with your car.

Why do I need a car diagnostic test?

By running regular car diagnostic tests, you can save yourself a lot of money as they prevent small fixable issues from becoming expensive ones. Diagnostic tools can also check your car’s computer system for manufacturer messages and stored information about the car’s history. This gives mechanics a full picture in order to perform the best repair possible.

How often should I get a car diagnostic test?

Ideally, you should get a new diagnostic test every year to be on the safe side. However, if you feel there is something wrong with your car, do not hesitate to get a diagnostic test done right away. You can also utilise car diagnostic tests as a useful tool for checking if your recently purchased car is in good condition.

If you’re in need of a car diagnostic test, pop into your local Formula One Autocentre for a car check-up. Need more information? Contact our helpful team today.

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