DIAGNOSTICS

Lakeside Garage specialises in vehicle diagnosis for all makes and models. We can diagnose all vehicle faults whether it is body, chassis or drive related.

Many warning lights are now an MOT testable item and have to work correctly to pass an MOT test.

Types of Assessments

A diagnostic procedure is a form of repair that are carried out to your vehicle involving any of the on board vehicle computer systems. This is an assessment with full checks of the systems at fault, and not just a fault code scan with no knowledge of the systems being tested.

This can range from Engine Management, Adblue (SCR), Anti-Lock brakes (ABS), Electric Vehicle & Hybrid (EV), Electronic Park Brake (EPB), Traction Control and DSC faults, Airbag and SRS systems, Alarm immobiliser, Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS), Fibre Optic Networks (MOST) and iDrive repairs, Heater and Air-conditioning control, Key coding and even Battery charging control.

The assessment also includes looking at vehicle software levels and known technical service fault bulletins released by the manufacturer. This enables us to get an overall picture of the fault you need to be fixed.

Latest Systems

Here at Lakeside we have the very latest software and equipment to diagnose the fault on your car, and the knowledge to back it up.

We are specialists in BMW, Mini, VW, Audi, Mercedes Benz, Seat and Skoda and have 95% coverage on all other makes. We have the Genuine dealer systems such as VAG Odis, BMW Ista and  Mercedes Xentry, with full security access to code and program units and keys including component protection removal.

We can also carry out software updates and performance re-maps that improve performance along with economy.

More often than not the cause of the problem with these systems is either wiring or a sensor fault and it’s not as easy as just resetting the warning light. If the cause is not fixed then the light will come back as soon as that system is used again.

Here at Lakeside you get more than just a light reset. We have the knowledge and experience to Master Technician level to be able to carry out a full diagnosis, not just a system reset.

Neil & his team @ Lakeside Garage got me out of a difficult situation with my car breaking down on during a visit to the area. Diagnosed the problem in the afternoon and all fixed by midday the next day. Very thorough service also identified a couple of other issues that I was not aware of that needed attention. I normally service my own cars and know these were genuine issues, not made up to increase the amount of work. Very professional service & highly recommended.

An excellent garage, highly professional staff and quality work at a very competitive price.

Recently I’ve been having issues with my VW Passat, and the Lakeside team recommended that I undertook an update to my engine management. The diagnosis confirmed there was an update available based on my vehicle type. Having seen this equipment in action I can strongly recommend this based on their experience and expertise. The issues I was experiencing have since resolved. Money well spent. Thank you Lakeside.