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 unusual 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 and even more basic items such as ABS wheel speed sensors.

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 & cleaned by a garage. We also offer DPF and EGR solutions for trouble vehicles.

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. This only applies in the location / address the vehicle was originally diagnosed at.

*As an example… There might be more than 1 problem on your vehicle, such as an EGR valve stuck slightly open and a turbo wastegate issue as such these can cause simular running problems. As such we can’t be held liable in these cases. Meaning our labour charges will still be payable on a re-visit. 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.

Battery drain issues on newer cars can be very time consuming and in most cases require the longest form of diagnostic testing.

Labour rates

Call out & 1 hours labour within a 10 mile radius £120.00

Call out  & 30 Mins labour outside a 10 mile radius £120.00

After the call out and labour time has expired, labour rate continues @ £120.00 per hour.

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.

You can call us on 07340 341790 Mon-Fri 9AM – 5PM.