We Have Specialist Diagnostic Equipment to troubleshoot your vehicles faults
No guesswork. No expensive mistakes. We have specialist diagnostic equipment and technicians who are trained to use them. Our equipment allows us to make quick, accurate, and timely repairs to your vehicle.
Our Comprehensive Diagnostic & Analysis Services:
- Diagnostic Scan
We can ‘read’ your vehicle’s ECU for stored data that indicate which systems or components have faults. We provide you with a print of this ‘diagnostic scan’.
- Diagnostic Scan & Adaption Reset
Sometimes we can fix vehicles without changing parts. How? It’s just a matter of resetting adaption values on some of your vehicle's ECUs. Think of it as using a computer to command another computer to ‘reboot.’
Other times, as vehicle mechanical faults slowly develop over time, some ECUs will start to compensate for the faults, and attempt to keep the vehicle driving normally. After the vehicle is repaired, those ECUs need to be reset back to normal. If not, they will think that your vehicle is still broken, and will make it drive, well, just not right.
When their adaption values are reset, they can relearn your unique driving habits and restore your vehicle to smooth operation.
- Diagnostic Scan & Analysis
In addition to a Diagnostic Scan or a Diagnostic Scan and Reset; we can go one step further and carry out an Analysis of the Diagnostic Scan and the faults your vehicle has presented to us. Our test equipment lets us see ‘live data’ as the vehicle runs. That really helps us to pinpoint faults accurately. This is very helpful if your vehicle has intermittent drivability problems.
- Coding & Programming
As you can imagine, with the tremendous computing power of devices as small as smartphones, coding and programming is a part of your vehicle’s life. ECUs need to be programmed for many reasons, like how to recognise other ECUs on the same network after parts have been replaced.
For special circumstances, we can program modules to increase the performance of your vehicle. If that interests you, we’ll be happy to discuss the improvements that are possible.
Diagnosed Correctly – Fixed Right – The First Time
That’s Accelerate Automotive!
So, what’s the magic number? Well, most car manufacturers suggest every six months to a year or every 10,000kms, whichever comes first. But keep in mind, this is just for an average vehicle. Cars that perform more heavy duty tasks are advised to have more frequent services. Plus, if you drive an older car, it might be worth booking in a little earlier and keeping a close eye on your odometer. Good mechanical repairers should look at your car and individually diagnose it (just like if it were a person going to the doctor - everyone’s different!).