What is engine diagnostics?
All vehicles contain an on board computer known as an electronic control unit (ECU), there can sometimes be up to 60 ECU’s in one vehicle. The ECU is constantly controlling/monitoring the vehicles systems i.e.; engine, gearbox, ABS, ESP, SRS sensors for faults, if a fault is detected usually a light will appear on your dashboard or the performance of the vehicle will change. Using state of the art technology we are able to connect directly to the ECU and read fault codes, enabling us to quickly and efficiently diagnose the fault and repair your vehicle accordingly.
Most faults will trigger a warning light to appear on your dashboard which will stay until the issue is resolved but sometimes a fault will appear intermittently. Our highly skilled technicians are able to connect to your ECU and read the history, detecting intermittent faults can lead to early diagnosis in engine faults before they become a major concern which could be costly to repair. We offer a free vehicle health check with every service, which includes reading the history of your ECU to ensure all issues are detected as soon as possible.
Why choose Jackson Motors?
The equipment used to read the ECU is no longer only available at main dealers. Why pay more with a main dealer when you can get the service you need at your local independent garage? Here at Jackson Motors we have the best in diagnostic technology and we are so confident in our diagnostic skills that if we are unable to detect and rectify the fault you will not pay the for the service.