What is a Vehicle Diagnostic Test?
Regular checkups and ongoing maintenance are essential for keeping your commercial vehicles running smoothly. Sometimes, trucks will show obvious signs of repair and in that case, you can quickly arrange a trip to the garage. However, often warning lights will appear or unusual problems will make it difficult to understand the root cause of the issue – that’s where diagnostic tests come in.
Here’s all you need to know about vehicle diagnostic tests.
What does a vehicle diagnostic test involve?
Diagnostic testing is a quick way of identifying faults in a vehicle’s system whether is a problem in the engine, brakes or another major component. Using computerized technology, the process involves connecting the vehicle to a specialised system that will quickly and accurately point to problem areas by revealing error codes.
How long does a diagnostic test take?
Since diagnostic testing using the latest technology, the test itself usually takes just a few minutes to gather information. Once the problem is detected, mechanics can then get to work on the issue, which depending on how complex it is, may take just a few hours or several days. Either way, diagnostic testing is a great way of getting to the root cause of any ongoing issues.
When is a diagnostic test necessary?
You don’t have to wait for warning lights to book a diagnostic test as they are great for identifying a whole host of problems, especially issues that are system-related rather than physical. If you feel like something is ‘off’ diagnostic testing can uncover the problem quickly so you don’t go ahead with unnecessary repairs.
What are the benefits of diagnostic testing?
Vehicle repairs can be time consuming and expensive which isn’t ideal for any commercial fleet. Diagnostic testing offers a reliable shortcut to the problem so you can get your trucks back on the road in no time.
The benefits of diagnostic testing include:
- The process can uncover minor problems before they escalate.
- Diagnostic tools can check a car’s computer system for manufacturer notifications and information about the car’s history.
- Repairs can be identified and completed quickly.
If your commercial vehicle is showing unknown warning lights or signs that you cannot identify you need an expert overview to get things sorted. Utilising the latest Texa and dedicated manufacturers’ software systems, Transcare can quickly and accurately pinpoint complex faults. Get in touch with our team today for more information about our services.