Diagnostics What Is It And What Are The Benefits

Car diagnostics is simply the process of electronically testing the performance of your vehicle.

What are car diagnostics?

Car diagnostics is simply the process of electronically testing the performance of your vehicle.

Performing a car diagnostic can help to reveal a number of problems in your engine whether that’s to do with:

  • The transmission
  • Oil tank
  • Fuel tank
  • Exhaust system and other various components of the vehicle

Modern vehicles are designed using and including technology, such as computer processors, microchips and sensors, which can be linked to a car diagnostic computer scan to pinpoint exactly where the problem is. The scans are performed at a car garage or at the garage of certified mechanic. Some scans can even be performed at home using a hand-held scanning device, however these can be very costly.


What are the benefits?

Performing a car diagnostic test using an auto scan tool can save the mechanic a lot of time troubleshooting a problem and also save the car owner money because they don't have to pay for a complete mechanical check at their local repair centre.

When the "Check Engine" light appears on the dashboard, the car owner has no idea what could be causing the problem. By running a computerised car diagnostic check it can highlight the problem quickly so that the mechanic can fix only what needs to be fixed. Most car diagnostic checks can be performed in under an hour.

If your Check Engine light is on or you are concerned about anything, then don't wait until your MOT contact your local Protyres centre today.

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About the author

David Sholicar

David is the National Retail Operations Manager for Protyre. One of David’s areas of responsibility and expertise is dealing with the DVSA and MOT’s for Protyre. As the Authorised Examiner Designate Manager ( AEDM ) David deals with applications for changes to the many Vehicle Testing Stations ( VTS’s) including managing the growth of the Number of MOT testing stations that Protyre operate, allocating MOT tester roles, and monitoring the MOT Test logs to ensure that Protyre MOT standards are maintained as the best in the industry. David handles the relationships with our parts suppliers to ensure that Protyre only fit the best quality servicing parts, brake parts, and other aftermarket quality parts at the right price. David is also involved in ensuring that all technicians are trained or assessed to carry out the work completed in all centres, and that Protyre has a robust Quality control ( QC) Procedure in all centres. David is also involved in developing the customer service standards and customer service training for all Protyre team members to ensure that all Protyre customers can expect the highest levels of customer service. At Protyre we believe we have the highest levels of customer service excellence that can be found, not only in the garage industry, but also when compared to other retail organisations. Another area of expertise is David’s involvement in developing Protyre Operational, Environmental, and safe working procedures. David has worked for some of the UK’s best retailers and this expertise has been a key component in helping develop Protyre into a highly respected company within the fast fit industry. David’s mission is ensuring that Protyre is the local garage that you can trust.

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