Vehicle Diagnostics

Vehicle Diagnostics

Warning lights showing on your dashboard? Don’t worry, bring it to the experts at Scarborough Car Tech and we will have the problem diagnosed as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Whether you have a warning light showing or not, our advanced car diagnostic centre coupled with qualified mechanics can diagnose a wide range of faults quickly. Car and van diagnostic is becoming more and more reliant on the latest equipment and information than ever before. This is why we have invested so much time and money in the latest equipment and training available on the market today.

Discover the power of our scan tool “Zeus” at Scarborough Car Tech in the video below.

What do the diagnostic lights mean when they come on the dashboard?

If you get a diagnostic warning light on that is red in colour it generally means that something is serious and you should stop and switch off the engine straight away. If you don’t you risk serious damage and that means its potentially going to cost you lots of money. The light that looks like the engine can illuminate for many different reasons and is related to a fault in the engine or the engine electronics system. This light is often orange in colour and when it is on the engine may have reduced power.

A yellow or amber light comes on the dashboard the best thing to do is pull over and see if there is anything wrong like low tyre pressure and check all your levels, generally, it will be ok to continue but this does not mean its perfectly ok of course and as soon as possible you need to have it checked out by a professional.

Why get a car diagnostic health check?

  • If you’re looking to buy or sell a car
  • You suspect a problem with any electrical device in your car
  • You’re using lots of fuel
  • Any warning lights are on
  • Find pending faults before a warranty runs out
  • Not all faults bring on a warning light
  • Provide evidence of a clean bill of health to help sell the vehicle