MINI DIAGNOSTIC TESTS
Is there a warning light flashing on your dashboard, or does something in your MINI just not feel or sound quite right? Our team are extremely passionate about what we do: If your vehicle has a fault, we will do everything that we can to find the cure for you. Diagnosing the problem can be a difficult and often frustrating task, one that requires a team of MINI specialists, which we have!
WHAT IS A DIAGNOSTIC CHECK?
A diagnostic test is a service which is performed in order to discover any issues with your car. There are a diverse range of problems which can be discovered during a diagnostic and it is a vital aspect of any vehicle repair.
During the diagnostic check carried out on your MINI, one of our professional, qualified mechanics will plug your vehicle into a specialised code reader. This diagnostic system will analyse the health of key components and can detect problems with your vehicle which can be challenging to spot manually. We will then evaluate the symptoms that you report along with any fault codes, data reports, known fixes etc to establish the fault. We will then advise you as to either what the issue is, or what is required to identify the issue.
We also have an arsenal of other equipment such as smoke machines, oscilloscopes, pressure gauges and much more to diagnose your vehicle. This will allow us to correctly diagnose and fix your MINI correctly, so it is safe for you to drive away once repaired.
WHICH AREAS DOES THE DIAGNOSTIC CHECK ON MY MINI TEST?
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
We will ensure that your MINI is safe to drive after our diagnostic check and all fault codes are resolved, giving you the peace of mind that you can drive your vehicle safely. Once the diagnostic testing is complete, we will then advise you as to either what the issue is, or what is required to identify the issue.
WHY DO I NEED A DIAGNOSTIC TEST?
A vehicle diagnostic test is essential for finding faults quickly and ensuring your safety. A diagnostic test will be able to find problems which may be unable to be detected manually, which means it could also identify a problem that is developing before it turns into a serious issue.
Having a diagnostic test carried out can save you a huge amount of money in the long term. The longer a problem goes without attention, the worse it will get.
We will always be absolutely thorough when diagnosing vehicles, standing by our motto 'test, not guess!'