Car Diagnostics Essex

Any car owner will know that at some point, you’re going to experience problems with your car that need to be addressed. Whether it’s a flat tyre, a broken headlight or anything else, it’s inconvenient having to get it fixed.

But when you’re experiencing car problems where the cause isn’t altogether obvious, it can be even more infuriating.

Luckily at RJ Harvey’s, we provide fast and affordable car diagnostics tests that will flag up any issues your car is experiencing, as well as any that you might soon have to deal with if left unchecked.

So if your car is having problems and you’re not sure why, or even if you just want to keep on top of your car’s maintenance and nip any problems in the bud, why not get in touch with us today and get your car booked in for a diagnostics test today?

    What is a car diagnostics test?

    A car diagnostics test is a test that a mechanic can carry out using software. This test will flag up any problems, or even potential problems, that a car might have.

    By reporting on the different parts and systems within the car such as the engine, oil tank, fuel injectors and more, a car diagnostics test will be able to tell you specifically what areas of your car need to be looked at.

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    How do I get a car diagnostics test Essex?

    Your first step is to find a reliable garage or mechanic in your area who can carry out a car diagnostics test.

    When you’re beginning your search, friends and family are usually a good place to start looking, as there’s a chance that they’ve had a car diagnostics test carried out themselves, and may be able to recommend you a good provider.

    Failing this, take a look online at providers in your local area. Before getting in touch with them, check their customer ratings, testimonials, and services provided. Plus, it doesn’t hurt to double check that they have the necessary insurance and qualifications.

    Once you’ve found the right service provider for you, get in touch and get a quote.

    When do I need to get a car diagnostics test?

    If your car is experiencing problems of any sort and you’re not quite sure what’s causing the problem, it might be a good time to get a car diagnostics test. Before you do this, get in touch with a mechanic and they may be able to diagnose the problem based on what you tell them, saving yourself the expense of a diagnostics test.
    If this fails though, a diagnostics test should be able to give you the answers you’re looking for.
    But you don’t have to wait until your car has stopped working before booking in for a diagnostics test. Many mechanics will recommend that you get one done on an annual basis, as this can help you stay on top of potential problems and fix minor issues before they become major issues.


    How much does a car diagnostics test cost?

    You can usually expect to spend between £50 and £100 for a full car diagnostics test. However, if the test flags up any repairs that need to be made, having these done won’t be included in the price.

    How long does a car diagnostics test take?

    The length can vary, but typically a full diagnostics test will take between an hour and an hour and a half.

    Can I get a car diagnostics test on any car?

    Unfortunately not. Older cars might not have their parts computerised, meaning that a diagnostics test won’t work. However, the majority of cars in use today will be able to undergo a diagnostics test.

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    Speedy diagnostics tests and quality repairs

    At RJ Harvey, we know that no one wants to wait several weeks for their car problems to get fixed.

    That’s why we pride ourselves on providing a fast and high quality service in everything we do. From running a car diagnostics test, to repairing any of the issues flagged in the test, we always try to get you back on the road as quickly and affordably as possible.

    And some of the things that help us provide this level of service are our:

    • Experience – with almost four decades of experiencing diagnosing and repairing all manner of car problems, we’re able to quickly identify the best solution available before implementing it.
    • Range of services – from running car diagnostics tests to servicing and MOT testing, we can take care of all of your cars needs
    • Great customer service – we take great pride in our ability to meet our customers needs, all with a friendly and honest service that you can rely on

    So if you’d like to get your car booked in for a car diagnostics test in Essex, or if you have any other need for a reliable and experienced mechanic, then get in touch with us today and let us know what we can do to help.