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Our expert insights into car diagnostic in Manchester

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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.

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How much does it cost to fix my car? car-diagnostic/manchester

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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? car-diagnostic/manchester

Save up to 30% on your car diagnostic in Manchester. 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

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How much does car diagnostic cost in Manchester?

How much does car diagnostic cost in Manchester?

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A typical car diagnostic in Manchester costs around £42.46 - £64.90. 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 Manchester in order to give you an idea of how much the car diagnostic should cost.

Car make and modelDealers
average price
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Volkswagen Caddy C20 Tdi

1.6 litres

£54.30 £44.5018%

Jaguar S Type Se

2.7 litres

£64.63 £52.1219%

Mazda 2 Antares D

1.4 litres

£50.97 £42.8716%

Mazda 2 Sport

1.5 litres

£52.35 £42.8718%

Toyota Auris Icon Vvt

1.8 litres

£53.55 £42.8720%

Jeep Cherokee

2.8 litres

£71.09 £59.0017%

Audi A3 138 Tdi

2 litres

£52.80 £43.2818%

Mitsubishi Colt Cz2 Di

1.5 litres

£49.13 £42.4614%

Jaguar Xf Sportbrake

2.2 litres

£75.93 £64.9015%

Volkswagen 1200 D Lwb

2.4 litres

£65.12 £53.6018%

Volkswagen 1200 D Lwb

2.4 litres

£65.12 £53.6018%

Mitsubishi Colt Cz2 Di

1.5 litres

£49.13 £42.4614%

Audi A3 138 Tdi

2 litres

£52.80 £43.2818%

Jeep Cherokee

2.8 litres

£71.09 £59.0017%

Toyota Auris Icon Vvt

1.8 litres

£53.55 £42.8720%
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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 Manchester

Fixter Autos

Huddersfield, UK
stars-5
10 reviews
Fixter Autos is located in Huddersfield, UK. We provide quality car services and repairs with our team of expert mechanics

Trinity Diesels

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

ASHBURY SERVICE STATION

Manchester, UK
stars-4.5
16 reviews
ASHBURY SERVICE STATION is located in Manchester, UK. We provide quality car services and repairs with our team of expert mechanics

PARKSTREET MOTORS

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

DW MOTORS MANCHESTER LTD

Manchester, UK
stars-5
22 reviews
DW MOTORS MANCHESTER LTD is located in Manchester, UK. We provide quality car services and repairs with our team of expert mechanics

ONE STOP AUTOCARE TRAFFORD PARK

Manchester, UK
stars-4
28 reviews
ONE STOP AUTOCARE TRAFFORD PARK and their team of qualified mechanics at Manchester, 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 Manchester?

Want to learn more about car diagnostic in Manchester?

Manchester

Manchester is a city and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, located north of the Cheshire Plain and south and west of the Pennines, with an estimated population of 545,000.

Manchester is a popular cultural centre, with performing arts and live music venues that include the Palace Theatre, Manchester Opera House, the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester Arena and Manchester Academy.

Manchester has provided iconic bands such as The Smiths, Joy Division, The Verve, M People and The 1975, and in the height of the 1980s the ‘Madchester’ scene gave us The Stone Roses, Happy Mondays, Inspiral Carpets and James.

Canal Street has been the home for an LGBTQ+ community since 1940, with bars and clubs attracting around 20k visitors each weekend, and the Manchester Pride festival is celebrated every August.

It wouldn’t be fair to talk about Manchester without mentioning the city’s football rivalry: you’re either blue or you’re red, City or United—with both teams holding an extensive list of silverware and titles.

The most popular cars in Manchester

The Mercedes A-Class is estimated to be the most popular car in Manchester, according to data provided between 2012 to 2018 by ownership and postcode.

Close on its heels—and in order of popularity—are the Volkswagen Golf, Volkswagen Polo, Mercedes C-Class Saloon and Nissan Qashqai.

Vehicle numbers in Manchester

There are approximately 218,000 licensed vehicles in Manchester, with some of the most popular models including the Mini, Ford Kuga and the Kia Sportage.

Find a Fixter garage in Manchester today

There are a total of 38 Fixter garages in the Manchester 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 Manchester area:

  • M1 & M2: City Centre, Deansgate, Castlefield & Piccadilly, Manchester
  • M4: Ancoats, Northern Quarter & Strangeways, Manchester
  • M8: Crumpsall & Cheetham Hill, Manchester
  • M9: Harpurhey & Blackley, Manchester
  • M11: Clayton, Openshaw & Beswick, Manchester
  • M12: Ardwick, Longsight & Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester

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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