Diagnostics and Computer Equipment

On modern day cars, everything is operated by computer, which is great… until it goes wrong!

However, there’s no need to panic because here at Prestige Vehicle Repairs we have the specialist skills and equipment to ensure that this is not an issue.

All vehicles vary in the way they work and some are more complex than others.

The more complex vehicles have more computer operated systems that control a variety of different components in your car, such as:

  • Radio/CD player digital displays
  • Cruise control
  • Air bags
  • Advanced temperature control
  • Anti-lock braking system
  • Automatic transmission
  • Alarm system
  • Traction control
  • Gauges

However, most cars have at least one computer and this monitors the engine emissions, working to keep them as low as possible.

This process works by the computer receiving information from a number of various sensors on your vehicle.

The computer then uses this information to make other parts perform better while maintaining low emissions.

There a number of different sensors that send this information, for example:

  • Knock sensor
  • Air pressure sensor
  • Air temperature sensor
  • Engine temperature sensor
  • Throttle position sensor
  • Oxygen sensor

In addition to improving the performance and keeping emissions low, these sensors can also inform you that there is a fault within your vehicle.

If this occurs then you will notice a ‘Check Engine’ warning appear on the dashboard.

Should this light appear, bring your car into Prestige Vehicle Repairs and we can use our specialist diagnostic equipment to provide us with a fault code.

This fault code will enable our technicians to determine exactly where the problem lies and fix the fault for you.

If you do not use the correct diagnostic equipment, the repair can become a trial and error process and this can prove to be not only expensive but also a lot more time consuming.

So, for the most up to date equipment and professional diagnostics, visit Prestige Vehicle Repairs or call 01708 868864 to book an appointment!

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