Are you currently experiencing an unknown issue with your car? Is the ‘Engine’ light on, or any warning light illuminated on the dash? Our team at Midland Tune and Service Centre will scan the vehicle to discover what’s wrong with the car! Utilising leading diagnostic equipment and technology, we will scan your car’s fault codes from its ECU to begin the diagnosis and repair the fault.
WARNING: Backyard mechanics and do-it-yourself repairers with scan tools can damage your vehicle!
Attempting to diagnose scan results by untrained persons and resetting ECU codes the backyard mechanic can not resolve could damage your vehicle costing thousands to repair.
With up to date in-house equipment and decades of experience, our licensed and qualified technicians will identify your car’s faulty system. An ECU scan saves time and money eliminating the hundreds of components that are not faulty other mechanics have to check one by one.
Rough running – caused by for example spark plugs and coil packs or a stretched timing chain will not spend hours in our workshop while we investigate possible fuel issues. Our modern scanning equipment provides the information our experienced technicians need to find most faults with the minimum of wasted time.
Signs Your Car Needs Scanning and Fault Diagnosis
Often, a warning light is the first sign of an issue. However, not all issues will ignite a fault code.
With decades of experience, the technicians at Midland Tune and Service Centre know when a scan is needed, saving you time and money. Here are some signs that your car should undertake a fault diagnosis.
- Your car isn’t performing as it should
- Check engine light is on all the time, is blinking or illuminating intermittently
- Other dash warning lights are on
- Car is running roughly
Please check your Owners Manual (also available online) if any Warning Lights are lit for recommended driving behaviour. Eg, Continue to drive the car to perform a Catalytic Convertor Burn, or Turn the Engine off as soon as possible.
When it comes to your car experiencing faults, we believe that it’s better to check your car’s ECU information than guess. By diagnosing any issue in the earlier stages, we can help prevent damage and the expense of leaving it unresolved. Call (08) 9250 2795 or connect with MTSC at [email protected] or online to schedule a car fault diagnosis test with leading mechanics in Midland!
Scanning & Fault Diagnosis
A: The check engine light indicates there is a problem that needs to be repaired it can be minor or serious. A serious problem means you could experience catastrophic damage to your vehicle left unresolved.
A Check Engine light will show if triggered by a minor issue. If resolved, this will turn off. If your engine experiences serious problems, the Check Engine Light will illuminate again to warn you. The Check Engine Light left on because nothing seems wrong will disguise the changes from minor to major and potentially be costly.
A: A scan diagnostic tool is a device a qualified technician connect to your vehicle to download the data from your vehicle’s “computer”, the ECU and BCM. The qualified mechanics at Midland Tune & Service Centre then interrupt that data to discover what warnings your ECU has recorded. The information the tool downloads consist of a “history” (like a computer browser history). This gives the mechanic vital clues to discover your car’s performance.
A: A scan tool diagnostic will not affect the warranty of your vehicle. A scan tool is required to communicate with your vehicle ECU to reset service “lights” / dash reminder lights.
A: A standard diagnostic scan can take around an hour depending on the initial results. Further diagnostics will take more time if uncommon issues are found.
A: A fault code is a series of alpha and numeric characters that identifies the general area of the vehicle where problems are occurring. The codes are generic between makes of vehicles and give a direction for a skilled technician to begin an investigation. All various codes downloaded contribute to the overall operation status of the vehicle. While various codes may seem unrelated, the codes provide a general overview to the mechanic, saving time discovering a fault. Never clear the codes with a scan tool at home, that removes vital leads for your mechanic.