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Diagnostics

Your Local Diagnostics Specialists across Bedfordshire

Vehicle Diagnostics Centre

Jackson and Phillips have been at the forefront of vehicle diagnostics since the introduction of electronic ignition and fuel injection in the early 90’s.

We have built a wealth of experience and are constantly investing in training and equipment to be able to diagnose faults on even the newest petrol, diesel, hybrid and electric vehicles.

So if you have noticed a fault or have a warning light on your dashboard we can get to the bottom of the problem.

Latest Technology

Our workshops are fitted with the very latest technology to ensure that we can offer a professional service to our entire customer base. Whether you have an electrical or mechanical fault, our team has decades of experience and will able to identify the issue for you.

How Our Vehicle Diagnostics Works

Our highly advanced vehicle diagnostics equipment works by connecting to your car or van's ECU (Engine Control Unit). The ECU is a unit that uses sensors to identify and warn of issues your car may have, as they happen. Issues the ECU identifies vary from vehicle to vehicle and can range from:

  • Fuel delivery problems

  • Fuel to air ratio

  • Ignition issues

  • Temperature control issues

Once identified, the ECU generates an error code, which most cars display via a dashboard warning light. Whilst this technology is a vital addition to your vehicle, the code generated by the ECU, only identifies that something is wrong, whereas our diagnostics equipment gives our trained technicians a much clearer idea of the core issue.

Why do you need a vehicle diagnostic check?

There are three main reasons why you may require a vehicle diagnostic check (also called an engine diagnostic check). These include:

  1. To diagnose an issue

    Often, our cars, vans or other types of vehicles, act in ways we don’t recognise. This might be a strange noise, a loss of power, an increase in exhaust fumes, braking issues etc. Sometimes these issues are easily and quickly diagnosed by a trained mechanic. Other times however, more investigatory work is required to get to the bottom of the problem.

    By using the latest diagnostics equipment, such as the diagnostic equipment we use at Jackson & Phillips, our fully trained diagnostic experts can scan your car's engine, locate the issue, find out which components are involved, and gauge the severity of the problem, before carrying out any physical car maintenance.

  2. As a preventative measure

    Another great reason to use our highly advanced vehicle diagnostic equipment is as a way to prevent issues from occurring or causing far bigger (and more expensive) issues in the future.

    As a preventative measure, we’d recommend an annual vehicle diagnostic check, either as a standalone service, or as part of your annual service, to help improve your car's performance, and potentially save you a lot of money.

  3. To check a used car

    Getting a physical engine, or mechanical check on a used car can be an expensive and long process. With a modern car diagnostic check however, we’re able to run a thorough check, without taking too much time. We look at things such as:

    • Present or impending issues

    • Previous notifications from the manufacturer

    • Historic data about the performance of the car, and if previous issues have been resolved

Our vehicle diagnostic equipment

At Jackson & Phillips, our state-of-the-art diagnostics equipment can diagnose all types of issues, whether electrical or mechanical, across all makes and models of cars and vans, including petrol, diesel, hybrid, and electric.

Diagnostic checks will usually take no longer than one hour, and can also include adjusting or resetting things such as headlamp settings, dashboard lights, electronic handbrakes etc., as well as checking the ECU for manufacturers' notifications.

Book your vehicle diagnostics check today

For assistance with your car, van or motorhome, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our team today and we will be more than happy to help. To book your Leighton Buzzard vehicle diagnostic check, you can book online, send us a message via the website form, or give us a call, to speak directly to one of our vehicle diagnostic specialists.

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What Our Customers Say

Jackson & Phillips team very helpful always find they give a great service and would recommend them to any one.

Mr Whales

Jackson & Phillips are an excellent firm, I have taken my cars to them for the past ten years.

Mrs Adam

Used Jackson & Phillips for the past 8 yrs, highly recommend the company. Staff polite and efficient, excellent quick repair on my vehicle yesterday, many thanks

Martin Johnson

I have used Jackson & Phillips for many years for my cars and vans. They always deliver a good reliable service. All the people who work there are always helpful and polite.

John Turner

Excellent customer service, very happy with work that was done.

Katherine Ring

Excellent – no reservations, I would recommend this company to anyone

Mr Brazier

Excellent work, great service and very reliable. They've been my one stop shop for all my car issues for 5 years and I've no plans to change.

Mr Flood

Jackson & Phillips are a friendly, hard working, and trustworthy company who do all their work in the best interest of the customer.

Jack Dean

This business is outstanding, they've looked after our family cars for the last 15 years, completely reliable and trustworthy and a high standard of work. I couldn't recommend them highly enough.

Dave G

Reliable, knowledgeable, very accommodating: I needed a small job doing on a Saturday morning, no appointment, they found a space and I was gone in 20 mins. Have been using them for years, wouldn't think of going elsewhere.

Mr Wells

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