Diagnostic Technology

Diagnostic TechnologyRussell Automotive Centre is the only Independent Specialist in North London to carry the computerised diagnostic equipment (VAS 5051b) compulsory for main dealers supplied and supported by Volkswagen UK.

Russell Automotive Centre software includes complex diagnosis to detect any faults your car may have, along with key and immobilizer coding. All software updates supplied direct from Volkswagan Germany Head Office to ensure we can offer you the best service.

Our diagnosis equipment is the same as a main dealer and our software is constantly updated with latest information from Volkswagen in Germany.

For all 6 brands within the VAG group (Audi, Volkswagen, Seat, Skoda, Bentley and Volkswagen commercial) we have the very latest information to be able to repair, diagnose your vehicle correctly.

Our diagnosis equipment is able to connect on line so we can carry out tasks that were previously only possible at main dealers, for example key coding, immobiliser coding, removing component protection, software updates and retrieving radio codes.

Reading electronic fault codes is only one part of the wide range of tasks that our equipment can do.

When we are diagnosing a problem we have the option to use a program called Guided Fault Finding which will guide the technician through a diagnosis path that has been written by the Volkswagen Group.

Our diagnosis equipment has a built in multi meter and oscilloscope to be able to check all electronic components correctly.

With our multi meter and oscilloscope we can also diagnose problems that have previously been difficult for other garages to find a solution to. For example battery drain issues, we are able to tell what components are causing the battery to go flat.

Russell Automotive Centre is the only Award Winning Specialist in London to have the same up to date diagnosis equipment as a Main Dealer.

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