Having diagnostics carried out on your vehicle is a great way to see what the vehicles ECUs are detecting without replacing part after part hoping to fix the issue. Diagnostics has massively improved over the years and its now more reliable to pin point a fault without spending £100’s trying to fix a fault. We carry out diagnostics on 99% of vehicles on the road, unlike cheap diagnostic scanners which only scan the main engine control unit ECU, we can read all modules within the vehicle including live data which we normally use if a vehicle is not starting or has an unusal running fault. We can see exactly what the vehicle is doing without even getting the tool box out, however when things get a little more involved we have more advanced tools such as the Pico Scope. The scope is used to check / test many items on the vehicle such as Cam & Crank sensors or injector pulses.
All our technical data comes from the leading aftermarket data supplier known as Autodata in the UK. This is expensive in terms of our membership but it gives us accurate diagnostic data which is needed to repair cars & vans correctly.
Our diagnostics can also carry out DPF regen’s which is a common service, we offer for Diesel vehicles which don’t do many miles and have constant short journeys. These filters get blocked and can only have a regen started with a diagnostic machine. In some cases the filter needs to be fully removed by a garage.
We carry out diagnostics on the Engine ECU, Anti locking braking system, Air Bag Systems, Power Assisted Steering systems, And main body control units which control lighting and locking. We can also carry out coding and programing & re programming on certain vehicles.
We specialise in all makes of vehicles, but we offer main dealer level diagnostics and programming for Citroen, Peugeot, VW, Audi, Seat, Skoda and Vauxhall.
DB Vehicle Electrics offer a thorough diagnosis and recommendation for repair. We document all findings such as the following, fault codes with notes, photos, and video in some cases. With regards to diagnostic time every vehicle is unique. Most vehicles are diagnosed within 1-2 hours, however in some cases it can be much longer due to how complex vehicles are now. It is best to let us know your budget before we start work and we can discuss our findings when the budget comes to an end.
If the initial diagnosis is incorrect (rare, but we are all human), we will perform the diagnosis again free of charge. However Lost labour time and parts costs due to an incorrect diagnosis are NOT covered by DB Vehicle Electrics.
As an example… There might be more than 1 problem on your vehicle, or another issue is hiding the main problem / issue on your vehicle. Auto diagnostics on modern vehicles are extremely involved in some cases due to the complex wiring, and many types of different sensors used by vehicle manufacturers.
We offer Car Diagnostic services in all local Lincolnshire areas such as East Lindsey & North East Lincolnshire. Mablethorpe, Alford, Splisby, Skegness, Louth, Horncastle, Grimsby, Wragby, Market Rasen, Cleethorpes