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Our expert insights into car diagnostic in London

Our expert insights into car diagnostic in London

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 London. 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 London. See our table below to browse our honest, upfront prices.


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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 London?

How much does car diagnostic cost in London?

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A typical car diagnostic in London costs around £46.43 - £50.79. 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 London in order to give you an idea of how much the car diagnostic should cost.

Car make and modelDealers
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Mazda 323-estate

1.6 litres

£59.28 £49.8216%

Mercedes 300sel

1.6 litres

£56.11 £48.3714%

Mercedes Slk-roadster

3.2 litres

£61.87 £50.3019%

Hyundai I10

1.2 litres

£59.36 £50.3015%

Ford Fiesta

1.2 litres

£61.96 £50.7918%

Fiat 500l-mpw

1.3 litres

£56.30 £46.9217%

BMW 1-series-hatchback

1.6 litres

£61.28 £49.8219%

Audi Sq5

3 litres

£59.38 £47.8819%

BMW 4-series-coupe

1.6 litres

£61.67 £49.3420%

Audi Q7

3 litres

£54.79 £46.4315%

Mazda 323-estate

1.6 litres

£59.28 £49.8216%

Audi Sq5

3 litres

£59.38 £47.8819%

Ford Fiesta

1.2 litres

£61.96 £50.7918%

BMW 4-series-coupe

1.6 litres

£61.67 £49.3420%

BMW 1-series-hatchback

1.6 litres

£61.28 £49.8219%
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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 London

MILLENNIUM GARAGES

London, UK
stars-5
22 reviews
MILLENNIUM GARAGES and their team of qualified mechanics at London, UK look after your cars MOT, Servicing and Repairs

HOLOCENE MOTOR GROUP

London, UK
stars-4
12 reviews
We are located in London, UK and handle your vehicle's MOT, Servicing and Repairs for all car makes and models.

BLENHEIM TRANSPORT LTD

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

PORSHEWORX ENGINEERING LTD

London, UK
stars-5
24 reviews
PORSHEWORX ENGINEERING LTD and their team of qualified mechanics at London, UK look after your cars MOT, Servicing and Repairs

CANNING CAR CARE

London, UK
stars-4
22 reviews
CANNING CAR CARE and their team of qualified mechanics at London, UK look after your cars MOT, Servicing and Repairs

DUNDALK MOTORS

London, UK
stars-5
20 reviews
DUNDALK MOTORS and their team of qualified mechanics at London, UK look after your cars MOT, Servicing and Repairs

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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 London?

Want to learn more about car diagnostic in London?

London is the capital of England, the largest city in England and the United Kingdom, and is termed to be one of the most important cities in the world, yet the city of London, with boundaries closely based on its original medieval limits, is an area only 1.12 square miles.

London exerts a powerful impact on art and culture, tourism, innovation and industry; it’s also one of the most expensive places to visit or to live.

Greater London, the ceremonial county within the London region, has a population of over 8.8million, covers 606 square miles, and is organised into 33 local districts and also the 32 London boroughs. Its famous points of interest, attractions to visit and historical landmarks are too many to list; it is the home of UK Parliament and the Royal Family, as well as to cultures speaking over 300 languages and the busiest city airport system in the world, seeing its also the most visited city in the world (as measured by international arrivals).

The most popular cars in Central London

Given their worldwide popularity, multipurpose appeal and agility to make light work of cutting through the London traffic, it’s no great surprise to hear that the VW Golf is estimated to be the most popular car in London, according to data provided between 2012 to 2018 by ownership and postcode.

Close on its heels—and in order of popularity—are the Mercedes A-Class, the new Audi A3, BMW 3 Series and the F-Type Jaguar Convertible. Needless to say, Western Central London is one of the more affluent areas of Greater London.

Vehicle numbers in London

There are approximately 4.4 million licensed vehicles in the Greater London area, with some of the most popular models including the Nissan Qashqai, Ford Fiesta and the Kia Sportage.

Find a Fixter garage in London today

There are a total of 124 Fixter garages in the London 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 London area:

  • EC & WC: Central London
  • N & NW: North and North West London
  • E: East London
  • SE & SW: South East and South West London

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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