With the use of specialist diagnostic equipment, faults within the engine management system can be effectively traced. All modern vehicles have at least one ECU (Electronic Control Unit) which constantly monitors ignition and fuel systems via sensors. This enables the vehicle to self adjust the ignition, fuel and air mixture to produce optimum engine performance at all times and reduce exhaust emissions.
With most engine diagnostics, a good technician will know that not all faults can be rectified by replacing the said sensor. More times than often, we find that faults stored in the ECU can actually be triggered by another sensor failing or even faulty wiring leading to the sensor. At TMC Garage we carry out in depth investigation before replacing any sensors – significantly reducing your repair bill.
Faults can also be diagnosed in the following systems:
ABS, Airbags, EPB, climate control, DPF regeneration, Tyre Pressure Monitoring, service reset, Immobilizer, Central Locking and many more….
TMC Garage have invested heavily in dealer level diagnostics for VW, Audi, Skoda, Citroen and Peugeot. We are constantly upgrading and replacing our diagnostic equipment to meet the ever increasing technologies being introduced into the automotive market.
When changing certain types of fuel pumps and injectors after repair, the ECU requires these to be programmed to the vehicle, our diagnostic equipment can carry out these tasks on a variety of manufacturers. Please contact us for more information.
Engine diagnostic charges start from £30*… Please contact us for more details
All cars produced and sold in the UK since 1995 are legally required to be fitted with an immobiliser system. These cars require a transponder key with an embedded electronic transponder chip to start the vehicle. When the key is turned in the ignition the code is read and the vehicle will only start if the correct code is received.
This system was introduced to reduce vehicle crime and prevent cars from being started without the correct key. A broken or lost transponder car key will result in the vehicle not starting upon turning the key in the ignition.
Our diagnostic equipment can program certain manufacturers transponders, please contact us for more information.