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Our expert insights into diagnostic inspection in Edinburgh

Our expert insights into diagnostic inspection in Edinburgh

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?

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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 diagnostic inspection in Edinburgh. 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, anytime

How much does diagnostic inspection cost in Edinburgh?

How much does diagnostic inspection cost in Edinburgh?

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Car make and modelDealers
average price
exclusive priceInstant savings

Citroen Berlingo Multispace

1.6 litres

£64.31 £53.4117%

Dacia Sandero Stepway

0.9 litres

£54.16 £44.5018%

Audi A1 S Line

1.6 litres

£48.53 £42.0513%

BMW 116 I Sport

1.6 litres

£54.55 £44.1019%

BMW 116i Edition Es

1.6 litres

£51.06 £41.6518%

Audi A1 Sport Tfsi

1.4 litres

£52.69 £44.5016%

Citroen Berlingo Electric

1.6 litres

£47.53 £40.8314%

Audi A1 Sport Tdi

1.6 litres

£50.23 £41.2418%

BMW 116i Es

2 litres

£53.09 £44.1017%

Citroen Berlingo

1.6 litres

£61.66 £49.4920%

Audi A1 Sport Tdi

1.6 litres

£50.23 £41.2418%

Dacia Sandero Stepway

0.9 litres

£54.16 £44.5018%

Citroen Berlingo Electric

1.6 litres

£47.53 £40.8314%

BMW 116 I Sport

1.6 litres

£54.55 £44.1019%

Citroen Berlingo Multispace

1.6 litres

£64.31 £53.4117%

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

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

Fixter mechanics

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 diagnostic inspection in Edinburgh?

Want to learn more about diagnostic inspection in Edinburgh?

Edinburgh

Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland, in the county of Midlothian, with an estimated population of 488,000.

It is the 2nd biggest city in Scotland (by population) and the 7th in the UK.

Most famous for Edinburgh Castle and the famous Edinburgh International Festival and Festival Fringe, that celebrates the performing arts, theatre and comedy over a 3-week duration in August.

Another great attraction for Scottish tourism is the annual Edinburgh Hogmanay celebration. Originally an informal street party on the Tron Kirk in the Old Town’s High Street, it now covers 4 days of processions, concerts and fireworks, with the street party beginning on Hogmanay.

Edinburgh has 3 football teams that play in the Scottish Professional Football League: Heart of Midlothian, Hibernian and Edinburgh City. In women’s football, Hibs and Spartans play in the SWPL 1.

The most popular cars in Edinburgh

Given their multipurpose appeal as a family car and sensible commuter vehicle, it’s no great surprise to learn that the VW Golf is estimated to be the most popular car in Edinburgh, according to data provided between 2012 to 2018 by ownership and postcode.

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

Vehicle numbers in Edinburgh

There are approximately 195,000 licensed vehicles in the Edinburgh area, with some of the most popular models including the Ford Focus, the Mini and the Ford Kuga.

Find a Fixter garage in Edinburgh today

There are a total of 31 Fixter garages in the Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh area:

  • EH1: Old Town, City Centre, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • EH2: New Town, City Centre, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • EH3: New Town, West End, Tollcross & Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • EH4: Dean Village, Comely Bank, Barnton & Cramond, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • EH5: Granton & Firth of Forth, Edinburgh, Scotland

- EH6: Leith & Newhaven, Edinburgh, Scotland

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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