Reaseheath College Automotive Department has some very clever diagnostic equipment to identify issues with your vehicle – you don’t have to go to a dealership and pay a hefty price to find out what’s wrong. A modern car can produce thousands of different fault codes. Having the correct diagnostics equipment is vital for identifying fault codes and warning messages.
Sensors in your vehicle continually report to the ECU (Engine Control Unit) on how they are performing. If a problem occurs, it logs a fault code on the ECU’s memory. A diagnostic code reader has to be used to read the fault or message and to clear any fault codes from the memory. Faults that create a fault code will not always activate a warning light. But often you will encounter either a check ‘Check Engine’ light or light that illuminates a red or amber symbol.
We can check this fault light and is associated code and produce a simple report for you to help you understand what repairs might be needed. We can also reset the light, but this does not mean it will not re-illuminate, as often, further repairs may be needed to ensure it does not return.