As advanced vehicle technology rapidly becomes ‘standard’ on modern cars, utilising the very best and most up-to-date equipment to ensure your vehicle’s safety becomes a must.

Most people don’t realise they have a problem until their car fails the MOT, the engine management light comes on, or the car simply starts to run erratically – with our vehicle diagnostics systems, however, we can locate even the smallest fault on a car long before it becomes a major issue. 

With this information we are able to tackle the problem, correct the fault and have your car running smoothly again before the problem has chance to worsen. Using this technology, we can help save you a large amount of money by highlighting any faults before they become a larger (and therefore more costly) issue.

Our diagnostic machines will test:

•   Ignition (Primary and Secondary)

•   Injectors and fuel pumps

•   Starters and charging circuits

•   ABS sensors

•   Crank and cam sensors

•   Relative compression tests

•   And many, many more

What does the Bosch car diagnostic equipment check for?


Our Bosch diagnostic equipment reads the error codes generated by your vehicle’s Engine Control Unit to provide a full explanation of the error. The state-of-the-art equipment checks for faults across a wide range of vehicle systems including engine management, tyres, emissions, lights and comfort controls. Live data displays multiple values from around the engine to ensure all components are working as expected when rectifying an issue.

The Bosch diagnostic equipment can also be used to reset service lights, test and adjust braking systems where an electronic handbrake is present, and adjust headlamp levels.

Engine diagnostics

When a warning light illuminates on your dashboard, an engine diagnostics check can help identify the problem before more serious damage occurs.

Most modern vehicles today contain an on-board computer known as an Engine Control Unit (ECU) which continually monitors the performance of the vehicle. Sensors all around the vehicle report back to the ECU if there are problems such as low fluid levels or increased engine temperature. When an issue is identified the ECU generates an error code.

There are literally hundreds of potential error codes that can only be read by specialist vehicle diagnostic equipment. While a warning light may display on the dashboard alerting you to an issue, a diagnostics check is required to understand the full extent and cause of the problem.

At Universal we use state of the art Bosch car diagnostic equipment which can read the engine fault codes in your ECU’s memory. Our fully-trained technicians can then suggest any necessary repairs to get you back on the road and rectify the error. Next time a dashboard warning light appears in your car, don’t pay vehicle dealership prices for your diagnostics check, call into Kwik Fit for a low-cost diagnosis while you wait.