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Jan 16
Northern Ireland

Car Diagnostics Newry

What to do in an emergency !!!!!

  • Find a safe place to stop the car,
  • Turn the ignition off for at least 5 minutes,
  • Restart the vehicle,
  • If the fault light stays on you will need to bring the car to a garage for inspection,
  • This is where we come in....


All cars are now fitted with computers of all kinds of technology to run and monitor the internal workings of the vehicle. One of the most important functions these computers provide is ensuring your car is operating within it's manufactured parameters, the engine, safety systems (ABS, Anti-Slip etc. etc.) are all operating correctly and safely.

Most people usually only become aware of the functions of these computers when one of the fault warming indicators illuminates on the dashboard (there are usually at least an Engine warning light, an ABS warning light and an Oil Pressure warning light), and consult the vehicle owners manual to read "proceed to an authorized dealer as soon as possible".... "This could indicate a serious problem".

Often the warning light will indicate a fault that could be corrected by simply turning the ignition off, waiting a moment and re-starting the car. However, there was clearly a reason the light illuminated.

Diagnosing the dashboard indicator light?

Whatever vehicle, using one of our diagnostic computers we are able to connect to your car, read the "fault" that caused the light to illuminate and begin to diagnose the probable cause. However, due to the nature of cars and their systems, one of the main skills is using the knowledge of the vehicle diagnostics computer, together with modern vehicle systems to correctly diagnose the vehicle fault.

At Clear Vehicle Diagnostics Northern Ireland we have taken a keen interest in the use of computer based diagnostic solutions and invested heavily in the latest equipment to ensure we are able to deal with most vehicles on the roads today.

Using the latest manufacturer recommended solutions, combined with our knowledge of vehicles and their systems we are able to read and interpret the results from the vehicle computer, diagnose the problem and recommend a suitable resolution.

When bringing your car to us we will automatically include our car fault diagnosis as part of the quote we provide to you.


Examples of possible diagnostic/fault lights

For examples of some of the most common fault and warning indicators found in most cars today please see Vehicle Dashboard Warning and Fault Indicators.