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Our expert insights into car diagnostic in Birmingham

Our expert insights into car diagnostic in Birmingham

What is a diagnostic inspection?

There are hundreds of potential error codes, which only specialist diagnostic equipment can read. So when a warning light flashes on the dashboard, a diagnostics check is needed to assess how bad the problem is, and what may have caused it.

What happens when my dashboard illuminates a warning light?

The warning light is just the beginning—it doesn’t give the whole picture. There are hundreds of parts in your engine, so the exact nature of the fault may not be immediately apparent.

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How much does it cost to fix my car?

Save up to 30% on your car diagnostic in Birmingham. See our table below to browse our honest, upfront prices.


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What is a diagnostic inspection?

There are hundreds of potential error codes, which only specialist diagnostic equipment can read. So when a warning light flashes on the dashboard, a diagnostics check is needed to assess how bad the problem is, and what may have caused it.

What happens when my dashboard illuminates a warning light?

The warning light is just the beginning—it doesn’t give the whole picture. There are hundreds of parts in your engine, so the exact nature of the fault may not be immediately apparent.

View more symptomsView more symptoms

How much does it cost to fix my car?

Save up to 30% on your car diagnostic in Birmingham. See our table below to browse our honest, upfront prices.


Learn more

Daniel, from London

Hey Fixter,

Daniel
Terry

Terry, Fixter in-house mechanic expert

checkedCollection and delivery — anywhere

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How much does car diagnostic cost in Birmingham?

How much does car diagnostic cost in Birmingham?

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A typical car diagnostic in Birmingham costs around £45.85 - £50.19. Depending on your car brand, model and engine, the price of a car diagnostic on your vehicle can be higher or lower. We have computed prices for some of the best-selling cars in Birmingham in order to give you an idea of how much the car diagnostic should cost.

Car make and modelDealers
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BMW 1-series-hatchback

2 litres

£52.72 £45.8513%

Seat Ibiza-sport-coupe

1.4 litres

£59.15 £49.7116%

Citroen Nemo-multispace

1.3 litres

£56.06 £46.3317%

Seat Gredos

1.6 litres

£61.64 £49.7119%

Vauxhall Zafira

1.6 litres

£56.52 £46.3318%

BMW X1

2 litres

£57.51 £48.7415%

BMW 1-series-hatchback

2 litres

£59.84 £48.2619%

Nissan Elgrand-homy

3.2 litres

£62.23 £50.1919%

Citroen C2

1.6 litres

£52.72 £45.8513%

Jaguar Xf

2.7 litres

£56.75 £47.2917%

BMW 1-series-hatchback

2 litres

£52.72 £45.8513%

Seat Ibiza-sport-coupe

1.4 litres

£59.15 £49.7116%

Citroen Nemo-multispace

1.3 litres

£56.06 £46.3317%

Seat Gredos

1.6 litres

£61.64 £49.7119%

Vauxhall Zafira

1.6 litres

£56.52 £46.3318%
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* The cost of your car diagnostic depends on your car make and model and may vary depending on your location.

Our trusted and certified garages in Birmingham

MIDLAND AUTOCENTRE (BULLRING)

Birmingham, UK
stars-5
12 reviews
MIDLAND AUTOCENTRE (BULLRING) and their team of qualified mechanics at Birmingham, UK look after your cars MOT, Servicing and Repairs

Autoway Ltd

Birmingham, UK
stars-5
22 reviews
We are located in Birmingham, UK and handle your vehicle's MOT, Servicing and Repairs for all car makes and models.

XCLUSIVE MOTOR SERVICES LTD

Birmingham, UK
stars-4.5
14 reviews
XCLUSIVE MOTOR SERVICES LTD is located in Birmingham, UK. We provide quality car services and repairs with our team of expert mechanics

Motorbodies uk Ltd

Birmingham, UK
stars-5
26 reviews
Motorbodies uk Ltd is located in Birmingham, UK. We provide quality car services and repairs with our team of expert mechanics

SMART MOT CENTRE BIRMINGHAM

Birmingham, UK
stars-5
25 reviews
We are located in Birmingham, UK and handle your vehicle's MOT, Servicing and Repairs for all car makes and models.

CW Vehicle Service LTD

Birmingham, UK
stars-5
10 reviews
CW Vehicle Service LTD and their team of qualified mechanics at Birmingham, UK look after your cars MOT, Servicing and Repairs

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    Highly efficient, prompt customer service and the price for the MOT was half of what I normally pay. Initially the car failed on an insecure CV joint boot, but the garage re fitted it and then passed the car through the MOT at NO additional charge. Mohammed my Fixter hero was early with great comms....

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    The professionalism and efficiency of this company is a welcome change. I would recommend them to anybody without question. not only do they keep prices at a sensible level, they assure you of a high quality repair, or service.

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    fast, reliable and very convenient

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We personally select every local garage based on our unique 25-point criteria, which includes staff qualifications, equipment standards and customer ratings.

Fully qualified mechanics with 10+ years’ experience 👨‍🔧

Your car is in the UK’s safest expert hands.

Manufacturer-equivalent parts only ⚙️

Identical to your manufacturer’s, but much cheaper!

In-house experts approve all work personally 🔍

Every service carried out by our partner garages is fully reviewed.

12-month warranty on parts and labour 🛠

Any additional work needed will be carried out for free.

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Want to learn more about car diagnostic in Birmingham?

Want to learn more about car diagnostic in Birmingham?

Birmingham

Birmingham is the second-most popular city in the UK, located in the Midlands with a population of over 4.3million.

Originally a market town in the medieval period, Birmingham is now an international commercial centre and an important transport, retail, events and conference hub.

A centre for culture, Birmingham is home to the Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Birmingham Royal Ballet and the Birmingham Repertory Theatre.

Birmingham has also played its part in sporting history; home to Aston Villa FC and Birmingham City FC, it was Birmingham resident and Aston Villa director William McGregor who founded the Football League.

Birmingham will also be the host city for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, expected to take place in July and August 2022.

The most popular cars in Birmingham

Possibly due to the rise in industry and commerce, and its handy functionality in city traffic, the Mercedes A-Class is estimated to be the most popular car in Birmingham, according to data provided between 2012 to 2018 by ownership and postcode.

Close on its heels—and in order of popularity—are the Ford Fiesta, Volkswagen Golf, Nissan Qashqai and the Land Rover Discovery Sport.

Vehicle numbers in Birmingham

There are approximately 3 million licensed vehicles in the Birmingham area, with some of the most popular models including the Mini, Kia Sportage and the Ford Focus.

Fixter garages in Birmingham

There are a total of 49 Fixter garages in the Birmingham area, all ready and waiting to provide you with a fantastic quote for your car service, MOT and a wide range of vehicle repairs.

Fixter garages service the following postcodes and more, in and around the Birmingham area:

  • B1, B2, B3 & B4: City Centre, Birmingham
  • B6: Aston & Witton, Birmingham
  • B10: Small Heath, Birmingham
  • B15: Edgbaston, Birmingham
  • B8: Washwood Heath, Birmingham
  • B13: Moseley, Birmingham

What is a diagnostic inspection?

Modern cars have an onboard computer or Engine Control Unit (ECU). This continually assesses performance, with sensors throughout the car letting the ECU know of issues such as raised engine temperature, low fluid levels or problems with emission levels or the windscreen wipers. The ECU triggers an error once a problem has been found, and the relevant dashboard warning light will flash, but there are hundreds of potential error codes, which only specialist diagnostic equipment can read. So when a warning light flashes on the dashboard, a diagnostics check is needed to assess how bad the problem is, and what may have caused it.

We use state of the art diagnostic equipment

Live data shows multiple readings from across the engine to assess whether everything is working as it should. The equipment can also check and rectify braking systems where there’s an electronic handbrake, and adjust headlights where possible. You don’t need to go to a dealership to get diagnostic testing done. Most garages and workshops will carry out diagnostic testing for nearly all models and types of vehicle.

What happens at a Fixter diagnostic inspection

We charge a fixed fee for diagnostic testing that can be done while you wait. This is usually done within an hour, but if further work is required, it will clearly take more time. Our highly-trained and qualified mechanics will give you a no-charge, no-obligation repair quote if testing highlights issues with the engine or anything else, and talk you in detail through what is needed to put things right.

So next time a dashboard warning light flashes on, don’t pay dealership prices for diagnostic testing. Let us manage it all for you, picking up your car for its testing, and ensuring a fair price and a reliable service.

What happens when my dashboard illuminates a warning light?

The warning light is just the beginning—it doesn’t give the whole picture. There are hundreds of parts in your engine, so the exact nature of the fault may not be immediately apparent.

Examining fault codes to identify the problem

A diagnostic check accurately identifies the fault, avoiding more serious problems that could lead to costly repairs, potential safety hazards or worse damage. With these tests, your car is plugged into sophisticated diagnostic equipment which reads the error codes your car’s ECU has generated to explain the issue in full. Diagnostic checking looks for errors across various vehicle systems, including tyres, engine management, lights, emissions and more.

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