Demystifying Automotive Diagnostics: A Guide for Every Driver

Demystifying Automotive Diagnostics: A Guide for Every Driver

In today’s fast-paced automotive world, understanding the intricacies of auto diagnostics is important for every driver. At Laois Auto Care Ltd, your trusted local repair shop in Portlaoise, Co.Laois, we can demystify this process and provide you with our knowledge of vehicle diagnostics.

What is Automotive Diagnostics?

Automated Diagnostics is an advanced technology used in modern vehicles to identify and evaluate problems with vehicle systems. This system uses onboard computers and sensors to monitor various components such as the engine, transmission, brakes etc.


When an anomaly is detected, the diagnostic system generates a trouble code that provides valuable clues to qualified technicians.

The Importance of Automated Diagnosis and the Early Detection of Problems

Automated Diagnosis enables early detection of potential problems, allowing for immediate intervention and preventing minor problems from turning into major and costly repairs.


Performance Optimization: Regular diagnostic checks ensure  your vehicle is operating at peak performance, maximizing fuel efficiency and overall driving experience.

Improving Safety: Many of the safety features in modern vehicles are based on automatic diagnostic systems.

Regular checks help ensure that these security mechanisms are  working optimally.

About Diagnostic Trouble Codes

(DTCs) Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) are generated when the vehicle’s diagnostic system detects a problem. These codes are alphanumeric sequences that correspond to specific issues with your vehicle.

 Laois Auto Care’s experienced technicians use special tools to interpret these codes and determine the root cause of the problem within your vehicle.

Automotive Diagnostic Process State-of-the-art equipment

Our workshop is equipped with the latest diagnostic tools to accurately and efficiently assess the condition of your vehicle.


Experienced Technicians


Our team of experienced technicians is well-versed in interpreting DTCs and diagnosing a variety of automotive problems.


Transparent Communication


We believe in keeping our customers informed. After  diagnostic testing, we will create a detailed report that describes the identified issues  and recommends solutions. You can bring this home with you.

How often should I undergo automatic diagnostics?

Although there are no hard and fast rules, we recommend incorporating vehicle diagnostics into your regular vehicle maintenance schedule. Which is what we would do ourselves. Generally people will come to us if they are experiencing an issue with their vehicle. The best times to get a full diagnostic report of your vehicle is:


During your annual inspection.

If you are experiencing any issues such as loss of power in your vehicle.:

Dashboard warning lights. Which are a good clue when planning a diagnostic evaluation.


A clear understanding of car diagnostics will help drivers take control of their car’s condition.
At Laois Auto Care Ltd., we are fully committed to ensuring your vehicle performs optimally on the roads of Portlaoise Oise and beyond. To keep your car in top condition, schedule a diagnostic check today.

Schedule a diagnostic check today


We've got a team of experienced engineers ready with competitive rates, great skills and excellent customer service.

Located within Portlaoise, Co Laois and serving the Midlands, and Leinster.


New Road, Downs. Portlaoise R32-K820

Email Us @ info@laoisautocare.ie


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