Vehicle Diagnostic Services in Somerset
Modern vehicles are powered by a series of computers, which communicate with one another to create adjustments to many aspects of their operation without the driver even being aware. These systems are generally robust and reliable, however, when problems do occur with electronics; the symptoms often present as a warning light or an engine misfire which require an external computer to be connected in order to identify the initial area of fault.
Modern vehicle electronics systems
It is a common misconception that vehicle diagnostic equipment can correctly identify every specific fault on a vehicle. It is more usual for the technician to be given an area of the vehicle's operation that the computers are reporting is not functioning correctly and which requires further investigation. This usually needs to be done on a mechanical and electrical testing basis, before a part can be replaced or a repair conducted. It is therefore important that such investigations are carried out by a suitably experienced and trained person.
As technology develops so quickly in the area of motor vehicle design, it is becoming more difficult for independent garages to diagnose faults related to electronics. Bowley's Garage has made, and continues to make, significant investment in both staff training and the equipment required to 'communicate' with different makes and models of vehicle. Bowley's use Bosch Automotive, who develops many of the world's leading vehicle electronic systems, to deliver high tech training and provide equipment to keep abreast of these fast paced developments.