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Our expert insights into car diagnostic in Southampton

Our expert insights into car diagnostic in Southampton

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

Learn moreLearn more

Daniel, from London

Hey Fixter,

Daniel
Terry

Terry, Fixter in-house mechanic expert

Free collection and delivery — anywhere

Monday, 6 July 2020 - COVID-19 Update

You can book your car diagnostic with our new contact-free service

We collect your car wherever you are and return it to you
We collect your car wherever you are and return it to you
We freshly sanitise your car when the work is complete.

How much does car diagnostic cost in Southampton?

How much does car diagnostic cost in Southampton?

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A typical car diagnostic in Southampton costs around £41.65 - £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 Southampton in order to give you an idea of how much the car diagnostic should cost.

Car make and modelDealers
average price
exclusive priceInstant savings

Mazda 2 Sport

1.5 litres

£52.35 £42.8718%

Mitsubishi Delica Space Gear

2.8 litres

£64.68 £52.1219%

Fiat 500l Beats Edition

1.6 litres

£50.89 £42.0517%

Mitsubishi Colt Cz2 Di

1.5 litres

£49.13 £42.4614%

Vauxhall Antara Exclusiv Cdti

2.2 litres

£51.31 £41.6519%

Mazda 2 Antares D

1.4 litres

£50.97 £42.8716%

Peugeot 407

2 litres

£62.81 £53.4115%

Jaguar Xf Sportbrake

2.2 litres

£75.93 £64.9015%

Jaguar S Type Se

2.7 litres

£64.63 £52.1219%

Kia Cee'd

1.6 litres

£60.92 £49.4919%

Vauxhall Antara Exclusiv Cdti

2.2 litres

£51.31 £41.6519%

Peugeot 407

2 litres

£62.81 £53.4115%

Mitsubishi Delica Space Gear

2.8 litres

£64.68 £52.1219%

Mazda 2 Sport

1.5 litres

£52.35 £42.8718%

Jaguar S Type Se

2.7 litres

£64.63 £52.1219%

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

Here’s what our customers have to say…

  • Michael Higginbottom
    from Brighouse
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    Fantastic service today. The car was collected and returned exactly to the times I wished and the extra job I requested had been carried out. The car had been cleaned inside and out also. Great work.

  • Ana S
    from London
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    Very happy with the service and will use again for sure! Highly recommend it. Pick up & drop off were simple & straightforward and so was communication with the Fixter team.

  • Laiy c
    from London
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    I got my MOT done with no issues. They text and email me to let me know when they will come to pick up and drop my car back from where i work.

  • Robbie
    from Liverpool
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    Excellent service from start to finish

  • Mr Jack Edwards
    from Huddersfield
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    fast, reliable and very convenient

  • M.le fay
    from London
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    Good reliable friendly service

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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.

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

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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.

Your car diagnostic is in safe hands with our top-rated mechanics

axa insurance

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.

Want to learn more about car diagnostic in Southampton?

Want to learn more about car diagnostic in Southampton?

Southampton

Southampton is 70 miles south-west of London and 15 miles north-west of Portsmouth. It is the largest city in Hampshire and also in the south-east of England, with an estimated population of 250,000.

Boasting many medieval heritage buildings, Southampton hosts some of the longest surviving stretches of medieval walls in England.

It’s also home to a multitude of museums, including the Tudor House and Southampton Maritime museums. The SeaCity Museum is located in the west wing of the Civic Centre and focuses on the city’s trading history and the famous ocean-going passenger liner, The Titanic.

The Guildhall (currently branded The O2 Guildhall) has played host to a mass of musical talent in its time: Pink Floyd, David Bowie, The Killers, Amy Winehouse and Lostprophets have all played here, as well as the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Southampton Philharmonic Choir.

The most popular cars in Southampton

One of the major players in the growth of the SUV market, the Nissan Qashqai is estimated to be the most popular car in Southampton, 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 Tiguan, Ford Fiesta and the Mercedes A-Class.

Vehicle numbers in Southampton

There are approximately 175,000 licensed vehicles in the Southampton area, with some of the most popular models including the Ford Focus, Vauxhall Corsa and the VW Polo.

Fixter garages in Southampton

There are a total of 14 Fixter garages in the Southampton 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 Southampton area:

  • S01: Bargate, Millbrook & Freemantle, Southampton
  • SO14: Bevois & Bitterne Park, Southampton
  • SO15: Freemantle, Shirley & Redbridge, Southampton
  • SO16: Swaythling & Bassett, Southampton
  • SO17: Portswood, Southampton
  • SO18: Bitterne Park, Southampton

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.

We cover all makes and models — anywhere in the UK

We cover all makes and models — anywhere in the UK

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Upfront fixed prices

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Trustworthy mechanics

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12-month warranty

12-month warranty

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