Don’t Get Scammed On Your Diagnostics Test

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With a view to start providing our customers with an even more thorough service, the 1st Call Windscreens team will now be able to carry out full diagnostics tests, ensuring that your vehicle is running fault-free.

“But why?”, we hear you ask. “You won’t be able to fix the problem if the diagnostics test picks something up.”

No, we won’t. And that’s precisely why you should choose us to carry out your diagnostics test. Unlike many local garages, we don’t actually benefit from picking up faults with your vehicle that aren’t there, so when you choose us, you can be 100% secure in the knowledge that, if we do find a fault, it’s something that you need to get fixed.

In this article, we’ll dig a bit deeper into the importance of an impartial diagnostics test, but firstly:

What is a diagnostics test?

When a warning light appears on your vehicle’s dashboard, an error message or code will appear in conjunction with it. There are hundreds of different possible codes, most of which won’t mean anything to you, but that’s where a diagnostics check comes in.

A diagnostics code reader can quickly scan the code and gather some more specific information about the problem your vehicle is facing, information which you can then take to a garage so they can carry out a fix for you.

The dangers of choosing a garage to carry out your diagnostics

Let’s start by saying that not all garages are out to try and squeeze as much cash out of you as possible, but if you don’t trust your local garages entirely, it’s best to remain cautious.

One of the most common ways in which a garage might try and get some extra money from you is by claiming that extra work is required, something that’s very easy to claim when you take your vehicle in for a diagnostics test after an unknown fault has occurred. If you don’t know much about vehicles and don’t know what the fault code is, unfortunately, you’re very much at the mercy of your chosen mechanics.

Why you should choose 1st Call Windscreens to carry out your diagnostics

Sure, we’re not a local garage – we repair windscreens, not engines – but our fully-trained and accredited staff understand vehicles better than anyone, and the diagnostics equipment that we use is just as good as any top garage.

But that’s not all. When you choose us to carry out your diagnostics test, you can expect honest and accurate results, and if we do find a fault with your vehicle, we would be happy to recommend a local garage for you to get the problem fixed at.

Operating throughout Maidstone, Sittingbourne and Kent, 1st Call Windscreens are now offering quick and accurate diagnostics tests for all of our customers. So, if you’ve noticed a fault code on your vehicle’s dashboard and want some impartial results fast, we can help. Get in touch today for more information.


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