Service hour
  • Monday 8.00 - 17.00
  • Tuesday 8.00 - 17.00
  • Wednesday 8.00 - 17.00
  • Thursday 8.00 - 17.00
  • Friday 8.00 - 17.00
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed

ELECTRONIC CODE RESETTING

Many vehicles on the road rely on computer systems to regulate & provide the best control of your engine. While your vehicle is with us, we will be running full electronic diagnostics of your vehicle, which will highlight any problems that could have an impact on the efficiency you should expect from your car.

As collision repair technicians, our expertise is not typically scanning and diagnostics related. However, the influx of technology, electrical components, and sensors into vehicles will require technicians to acquire a basic knowledge of scanning and diagnostics. A lot of information is provided from a scan tool, but what do we do with this information?

Diagnostic trouble codes are normally the main goal of scanning, however, DTCs are often misunderstood. There is a misconception in the collision repair industry that when the physical repairs are completed, you hook up a scan tool, and clear all codes. This should not be the typical process. In order to properly repair the vehicle, the DTCs need to be recorded, investigated, and a decision made on how they should be handled.

When a DTC comes up on the scan, this means that there is an error or problem in the system. The DTC could be from the accident, from the repair process, or a previous issue altogether. Simply deleting these codes can leave the door open for problems further on. If the code was from a previous issue, it could hinder future diagnostics.