Are you concerned that you may have an issue with your Ford? Is it making a strange noise, or have you had a warning light come on on the dashboard? Diagnosing the problem can be a difficult and often frustrating task - one that requires high-tech equipment, experience and time. This is where the Dack Motor Group team can help.
We have trained and experienced Ford specialists who have a wealth of experience with all models, making us the leading choice for Ford diagnostics. We have dealer level Ford diagnostic equipment and trained Ford technicians to identify any issues you may have.
WHAT DOES A FORD DIAGNOSTIC CHECK DO?
During your diagnostic check, one of our professional qualified mechanics will examine your car to see if there are any faults. They will plug your vehicle into a specialised code reader. This diagnostic system can detect problems with your vehicle which can be challenging to spot manually. This teamed with years of knowledge, experience and technical information allows us to get to the bottom of any issue.
The main components which are tested in a diagnostic check are the following:
- electronic control units (ECUs) - these control various element of the car and its performance including engine running
- emissions and exhaust sensors
- braking system
- electrical components such as central door locking
- transmission if electronically controlled
- ignition coils
- throttle setting
- fuel injectors
- air flow and coolant
However, sometimes 'plugging it in' to the computer isn't enough. We therefore have a full toolkit of equipment that can help on top of years of expert diagnostic experience - such as smoke machines, oscilloscopes, multimeters, pressure gauges and more.
We will ensure your vehicle is safe to drive after our diagnostic check, giving you the peace of mind that you can drive your Ford safely. Once your diagnostic test is complete, we will then advise you as to either what the issue is, or what is required to identify the issue.
HOW DO I KNOW IF I NEED A DIAGNOSTIC CHECK?
There are several signs which can indicate that your Ford is in need of a diagnostic check. If you suspect that there is an issue with your car but don’t know what it could be, it would be a good idea to book a diagnostic check to find out what the problem is. You can book a diagnostic test online here.
SOME OF THE KEY SIGNS HIGHLIGHTING THE NEED FOR A DIAGNOSTIC TEST CAN BE:
Engine warning light - if the engine warning light appears on your dashboard, it’s important to book in for a diagnostic check as soon as possible as there are a wide variety of problems which the light may be flagging up.
Strange noises – any strange noises coming from your car need to be checked out before they turn into more serious problems.
Smoke - if you see smoke or steam coming from under the bonnet, your vehicle may be overheating.
Vibrating - if you notice any vibrating or pulling under your brake, the issue may be due to weak brake discs or pads. However, it could also indicate a problem with your suspension or steering.
YOUR FORD MAIN DEALERSHIP ALTERNATIVE
As a top rated Ford specialist in Lincoln, all of our repairs are carried out in accordance with the Ford servicing specifications and schedules, using only genuine standard or original specification approved parts. Should you need any repair work done to your vehicle as a result of your diagnostic check, this will ensure that your vehicle warranty remains protected.
HOW DO I BOOK MY FORD DIAGNOSTIC TEST?
We have a simple to use online booking system which can be used 24hrs a day, 7 days a week. Simply input your registration number and follow the online booking procedure to book your vehicle in.
Alternatively, you can call us on 01522 535840 for Lincoln or 024 769 20999 for Coventry to speak to our team about the problems you may have with your Ford.