Since roughly the year 2000 Cars and vehicle on the road today come with an OBD port this allows machines to read the car's sensors and functions. Then relay it back to a diagnostic computer giving detailed feedback of the problem. When there is a problem with the Car the ECU (cars brain) saves a code called a DTC. Not always does the engine management light have to be eliminated for there to be a DTC saved within the ECU.
As an Auto Locksmith, we hold the up to date programmers which come into the line of having the most advanced Diagnostic tools before the main dealers. Sometimes it is the best option to go to main dealers as they have the most advanced software to read and understand what is happening and the problem in your car or vehicle. Currently, we are second from the main dealers with our two, car/vehicle diagnostics when are O.E level (not far away from dealer level equipment.)
When we have to make keys at the roadside it is really common for us to find problems with vehicles especially older cars and some situations stops the locksmith from programming a key to the car when trouble codes are present. James your locksmith in Cardiff offers top diagnostic testing.
At present we have 2 main Diagnostic equipment we use which are so far from basic as possible and offer near enough the same level of professionalism as any many dealers. The Diagnostic platforms we use are called launch and Autotel.
DTC Reading and deleting of trouble codes
Live Data Reading
Actuator Testing EXAMPLE - Door Looks, ECT
EEPROM Reading and Writing
Immobiliser Data Reading and Writing
Ecu Programming after flat battery
Like all of our other locksmith services in Cardiff, the same applies to our Locksmith Diagnosis Call. We come to you whether your home Work or on the roadside. We come to your destinations with our fully functional mobile workshop. The Locksmith usually takes around 30 minutes to perform a full diagnostic test on a vehicle this can sometimes be a little longer if the module needs adaption to the vehicle.