Diagnostics in Gateshead

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A Car Diagnostician will uncover the cause of all sorts of mechanical and electrical issues. We work with over 16,841 garages nationwide or in Gateshead and the surrounding areas.


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Top garages for Diagnostics in Gateshead (194 found)
Duffys Motors
1427 Jobs Completed
Gateshead
4.9 / 5

Gearbox specialist for 3 years before moving onto work at a number of different dealerships including Kia, Skoda, Audi, Fiat and Alfa. In 2013 I decided to fly solo and s

Wilsons Auto Service Centre
354 Jobs Completed
Newcastle upon Tyne
5.0 / 5

Why choose Wilson's? One stop car care shop Competitive prices Quality parts only Dealership service without the dealership prices Professional

Martin Brothers Motor Company
578 Jobs Completed
Jarrow
4.4 / 5

We are the largest independent car dealership, vehicle mot and repair centre in our county. We pride our selves on our customer care, service, satisfaction and have been

ID Coachworks Specialists Ltd
431 Jobs Completed
Hebburn
4.7 / 5

ID Coachworks Ltd where established in 2007, being one of the largest bodyshops in the north east. Our specialty is cars, commercial and HGV’s. We are credited with BS101

Halfords Autocentre Gateshead (Allison Court)
39 Jobs Completed
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5.0 / 5

Halfords Autocentres is the UK’s leading chain of over 300 independent wholly owned garages, specialising in MOTs, servicing, Tyres, and all types of mechanical repairs f

Halfords Autocentre Newcastle (Scotswood)
45 Jobs Completed
Newcastle upon Tyne
5.0 / 5

Halfords Autocentres is the UK’s leading chain of over 300 independent wholly owned garages, specialising in MOTs, servicing, Tyres, and all types of mechanical repairs f

Torque Garage
261 Jobs Completed
Forest Hall
4.9 / 5

Torque Garage has been established for over 30 years with qualified staff and excellent customer satisfaction records. Friendly service, reliable repairs, servicing and a

GC Autos LTD
597 Jobs Completed
Gateshead
4.7 / 5

We are a family run garage located in Gateshead, on Saltmeadows Road. Established in 2009, we have a wealth of knowledge in all makes and models but also specialise in Mi

Halfords Autocentre Newcastle (Byker)
73 Jobs Completed
Newcastle upon Tyne
5.0 / 5

Halfords Autocentres is the UK’s leading chain of over 300 independent wholly owned garages, specialising in MOTs, servicing, Tyres, and all types of mechanical repairs f

Bonello Auto Services Ltd T/A Redline Automotive
43 Jobs Completed
Newcastle upon Tyne
4.3 / 5

Bonello Auto Services have been established since 1999 and are an independent family run business.The main site is located on Stepney Bank Newcastle Upon Tyne and the MOT

Halfords Autocentre Washington
36 Jobs Completed
Washington
5.0 / 5

Halfords Autocentres is the UK’s leading chain of over 300 independent wholly owned garages, specialising in MOTs, servicing, Tyres, and all types of mechanical repairs f

Spanner Monkeys
90 Jobs Completed
Newcastle upon Tyne
5.0 / 5

All garage services offered. Qualified welder/fabricator on site. 4x4 and performance specialist with many years experience. Qualified electrical engineer on site. Ford B

Tripal Garage
38 Jobs Completed
Dunston, Gateshead
4.7 / 5

"At Tripal Garage we have 27 years of combined experience in diagnosing, repairing and maintaining cars and light commercial vehicles.With us you can be sure your vehicle

Gator Garage Services
198 Jobs Completed
Gateshead
4.7 / 5

We are a new local garage in the Bensham / Team Valley Area, we service and repair all makes and models of car and van, when do any job you need no matter how large or sm

Just Auto Services
14 Jobs Completed
Swawell Bank
5.0 / 5

We are a family run business specialising in all aspects of vehicle servicing and repairs for both cars and light commercial vehicles. With over 32 years’ experience in m

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Diagnostics in Gateshead

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What is a diagnostic?

A diagnostic test is a service performed by a mechanic to discover problems in a car. There are a diverse range of issues which can be discovered during a diagnostic and it is a vital aspect of car repair.

A diagnostic test requires a piece of equipment which plugs directly into a car and connects with the on-board measurement tools.

For example, there are processors, sensors and microchips inside a car engine and a connected on-board computer in most modern cars.

A diagnostic kit will connect to all of the sensors when it is plugged into a car and analyse the health of key components.

Once the machinery has done its job, a detailed report will be generated which will provide information which will tell the mechanic what is wrong with the car.

Why do I need a diagnostic?

As a service, a diagnostic is vital for finding faults quickly. It is a service you will have to pay for as it takes time and skill to carry out, however, it is significantly quicker than manually checking every single part of a car which is how they used to be carried out.

A diagnostic test will be able to find problems which may be totally undetectable to a mechanic, furthermore, a diagnostic could tell a mechanic that a problem is developing before it turns into a serious issue.

Having a diagnostic carried out can save you a huge amount of money in the long term as the longer a problem goes without attention, the worse it will get.

Think about how important it is for doctors to use machines to measure the health of your body. They’ll use an X-Ray to look at bone integrity, an ECG machine to look at your heart and a CAT Scan machine to see the brain.

A diagnostic machine performs the same function for a car.

Why do I have to pay for a diagnostic?

The cost of a diagnostic is required as it takes time and mechanics charge for labour. The cost will depend on a number of factors including the type of car and garage. Dealership garages may carry a higher charge than an independent garage, however, the only way to find out how much a diagnostic will cost for you, is by using WhoCanFixMyCar!

How long will a diagnostic take?

A test could be completed in a few minutes.

How much will a diagnostic cost?

The average cost of a diagnostic is shown at the top of this page, however, to get free and personal quotes for a diagnostic on your car, simply click request quote and put in your reg.

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Gary from Complete Mechanics talks through a typical diagnostics test