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The importance of automotive engine diagnostic

What is an engine diagnostic and why is it important?

It is also known as electronic diagnostic, automotive diagnostic or car diagnostic. Engine diagnostics are used to identify any faults in your car. It is carried out with the help of a device called an "engine diagnostic tool" or "car diagnostic tool". With this equipment, every car driver can carry out their own car diagnostics. iCarsoft offers you the diagnostic tools adapted to your car.

What does engine diagnostic involve?

Engine diagnostic consists of analysing the condition of the car using computers. With its on-board electronic system, every car is equipped with multiple sensors, each with its own mission. Some are used to activate the light control, others regulate the car's stability, others trigger the windscreen wiper or washer... These sensors capture information that they transmit to the appropriate processing unit. The car is therefore equipped with these different processing units, and the car diagnostic analyses the situation of each unit. Thanks to an interface provided by iCarsoft, the information displayed is increasingly precise.

When all is fine, the indicators are stable. Some information is reset to zero, such as maintenance and oil changes.

In the event of a problem, the screen indicates the malfunction, and can also recommend the appropriate intervention to remedy it: change of tyres, pressure check, balancing, for example, or replacement of brake discs, change of spark plugs,...

The importance of automotive engine diagnostic

Why is engine diagnostic important?

If a vehicle system malfunctions (braking, starting, lighting, safety, battery condition...), fault codes appear on the diagnostic screen. Some of these codes are called fleeting because they do not interfere with the operation of your car. The so-called permanent fault codes, on the other hand, indicate a fault: braking fault, weakness of a headlight, failure of a tyre, and so on. Only effective troubleshooting will enable them to be removed, by replacing a defective part, adjusting a system, etc.
Automotive diagnostic has an essentially preventive role: it provides information on a possible breakdown, which makes it possible to intervene before the identified malfunctions get worse. All the mechanics of the car can be reviewed during engine diagnostic. When a fault occurs, the car diagnostic helps to detect the cause as quickly as possible. It also allows repairs or adjustments to be made, if necessary.

Tips and advice

You can increase the safety of your car by carrying out a preventive engine diagnostic. Carry out this diagnostic before your service appointment or roadworthiness test, and you will save time and your car will not be subject to any follow-up inspection.
For a successful automotive diagnostic, consider getting the appropriate engine diagnostic tool. iCarsoft offers several models of engine diagnostic tool, either single-brand or multi-brand, to be connected to the OBD socket or wirelessly via Bluetooth / Wifi. Our technicians and advisors are ready to assist you at any time to help you improve your experience with your vehicle diagnostic tool.

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