On-board diagnostics (OBD)(EOBD) is an automotive term referring to a vehicle’s self-diagnostic and reporting capability. OBD systems give the vehicle owner or repair technician access to the status of the various vehicle subsystems.
Accessing systems using advanced diagnostic equipment enables precise information to be reported back to the to the tool, which gives a plethora of technical data and sensor readings thus enabling problem solving and any further repairs to be carried out once analysed correctly.
Modern cars are becoming increasingly complex in nature and have multiple control units and sometimes over 30-40+ independent control units or modules all reporting and adapting settings to suit environment and demands by the driver and emission control.
Engines are becoming ever more complex by design to pass more stringent missions, whilst still trying to satisfy power demands of the modern day driver. With continual development, the systems controlling all of the required parameters are constantly changing, emission control systems and ever-advancing electronic subsystems running anything from media devices to climate control and braking systems means accurate diagnosis is increasingly difficult unless you possess the most powerful tools in this field.
To accurately diagnose modern day vehicles it is widely accepted that only the best-equipped workshops can now work on these complex systems, we have over 40 dealers and Durham and Darlington Fire Service as well as North East Ambulance Service among clients seeking our services in this area because of our level of equipment and expertise.