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How much does a car diagnostic cost in Dover?

The price of a typical car diagnostic in Dover is around £34 - £53. Depending on your car make, model and engine, the price of a car diagnostic on your vehicle can be higher or lower. We computed prices for some of the best-selling cars in Dover in order to give you an idea of how much a car diagnostic costs.
Car modelFixter price range
Car diagnostic for Ford C-MAX£34 - £53
Car diagnostic for Volkswagen Golf VI£34 - £53
Car diagnostic for Vauxhall Antara£34 - £53
Car diagnostic for BMW X3£34 - £53
Car diagnostic for Audi A1£34 - £53
Car diagnostic for Mercedes A Class£34 - £53
Car diagnostic for Peugeot 108£34 - £53

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Takes a lot of stress away

I would definitely recommend this company: knowing someone was keeping an eye on everything to make sure I wasn't being overcharged for parts and labour takes a lot of stress out of having the work done. I felt really well looked after. Thank you Fixter.

Kathleen Hodge, West Yorkshire

Excellent service

Excellent service. On time to pick up my car & drop it back. Full service cost £179, main dealer quoted me £700-lots different!

Muhammad, Birmingham

Total game-changer!

Just had my MOT done through Fixter for the first time. It took about 5 minutes of my time in total to book, hand over the key, and get it back when the car was returned. So I was able to carry on looking after my 2 year old. Total game-changer!

Oliver Woodford, London

No need to drive to a garage

Can't get more convenient than someone turning up, taking the car from the house for its MOT and returning it a few hours later. No having to drive to a garage (often miles from anywhere or in the middle of an industrial estate) or hanging around waiting.

Darren, Pontefract

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This is the 3rd time I have used Fixter and I recommend to everyone. It makes getting an MOT super easy for me. Everyone I speak to on the phone is incredibly helpful and polite, and they seem to be the most cost effective. I literally cannot fault them.

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Our expert insights into car diagnostic

What is a car diagnostic?

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.

How Fixter works

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Upfront, fair pricing, with free collection & return and no hidden costs. Our in-house experts will then choose the ideal garage to work on your car.

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A fully-insured Fixter driver will pick up your car, whenever and wherever works for you. (If you’d prefer to drive your car to the garage yourself, that’s not a problem!).

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Our in-house experts will keep you updated, and your card is only charged once all work has been satisfactorily completed and approved by our team. Your driver will then drop the car back when it’s convenient for you.

Want to learn more about car diagnostic in Dover?

Dover

Dover, situated on the southeast coast of England, is a bustling city known for its historic port and iconic white cliffs. With a population of approximately 30,000, it is a vibrant hub for both locals and visitors alike.

When it comes to car ownership in Dover, the data collected reveals some interesting trends. The Ford Focus takes the top spot as the most popular car in the city, favored by many Dover residents. Following closely behind are the Volkswagen Polo, Vauxhall Corsa, BMW 3 Series, and the Audi A3.

In addition to these popular choices, it is worth noting that Dover's coastal location and picturesque surroundings make convertible cars a sought-after option for residents who enjoy the scenic drives along the coast. The city's proximity to the countryside also contributes to a preference for spacious and practical vehicles, such as estate cars and SUVs.

Vehicle numbers in Dover

Dover boasts a significant number of licensed vehicles, with approximately 20,000 cars registered in the city. This reflects the city's reliance on private transportation and the need for reliable car maintenance services to keep these vehicles running smoothly.

Postcodes and suburbs in Dover

Dover is divided into several postcodes and suburbs, each with its own unique charm. Some notable areas include CT16 (Dover town center, Buckland, and Maxton), CT17 (Whitfield, Guston, and Temple Ewell), and CT15 (Eythorne, Shepherdswell, and Elvington). These diverse neighborhoods contribute to the vibrant automotive landscape of Dover.

As a car maintenance platform catering to the needs of Dover residents, we understand the importance of providing top-quality services to keep their cherished vehicles in optimal condition. Whether it's regular servicing, MOT testing, or repairs, our platform connects car owners with trusted professionals who are well-versed in the specific requirements of Dover's automotive landscape.

What is a car diagnostic?

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 car 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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