Technology in modern vehicles is changing all the time. Here at Riverside Garage we know how important it is to invest in current diagnostic equipment and keep our technicians up to date with their training in order to diagnose vehicle faults as efficiently as possible.
A modern vehicle is full of sensors which work together and feed information back to the car’s central computer or ECU. These sensors control everything from engine oil temperature to tyre pressures. When one of these sensors detects an inconsistent reading or error it reports this to the ECU and a light may illuminate on the dashboard indicating to the driver that it has found a fault.
Some of these faults can be diagnosed and rectified quickly but others may be more serious. If a light comes on it is worthwhile getting it checked at a garage, even if it has gone out again, because the fault will probably still be logged and it can be fixed or diagnosed before it becomes a major problem.