Vehicle Service Maintenance

Vehicle Diagnostics Wakefield

Comprehensive fault diagnosis service for all makes and modesl

Ardsley Autos, Wakefield offer an array of Vehicle Diagnostic services to our customers to help diagnose problems with modern cars.

The technology used to operate vehicles today is more complex than you can imagine. A can-bus system delivers messages all around the 50 or so control modules and units in a blink of an eye. Adaptive control technology, which learns your driving style and preferences. GPS controlled system’s monitor and report, high voltage 400v hybrid drive, low voltage sensor working in millivolts, and the technology just keeps advancing.

But with all this advanced technology comes advanced problems to solve, Gone are the days when a mechanic can get you car going with a box of spanners and sockets and a big hammer, mechanics these days are more auto-electrical technicians than grease monkeys, with the laptop and oscilloscope used just as often as the spanners and sockets.

And diagnostics of these problems doesn’t stop advancing either, manufacturers of the diagnostic equipment are constantly updating software and equipment and it can become obsolete within 3 years if not kept up to date.

Some common faults encountered are

Engine Management

We offer a full diagnostic service using the latest up to date equipment to find any faults within your vehicle's engine management

Auto Electrical

We can diagnose and solve most Auto Electrical issues including issues with your wiring loom, lights etc

Blower Motor Faults

Blower motor faults include issues with your heater matrix, air conditioning systems etc

Emission Faults

If you car fails an MOT due to emissions, we can investigate and improve your emissions so you will fly through your next MOT

ABS Faults

ABS faults are common on modern braking systems so let us diagnose your problems and offer you a solution.

Lighting Faults

Lighting faults include exterior lights such as Indicators, Headlights etc. We also repair internal lighting issues such as Dashboard lights etc

Non Starting Issues

If you are is a non-starter we will be able to diagnose the fault, repair it and get you back on the road in no time.

Latest Advances In Automotive Technologies

The latest advances in the diagnosis of vehicle faults pass through interface technology; this is where the workshop merely becomes an internet connection for your car, it will dial up the main dealer factory and will be diagnosed by mainframe servers hundreds/thousands of miles away.

Our diagnostic equipment is the latest versions of the latest equipment updated daily to ensure we can effectively diagnose the latest vehicles

Staff are highly trained, attending training courses specific to the equipment we use to ensure we know exactly how to use it to its best effectiveness.

All that been said we also don’t believe that all this equipment should be used as a separate money making tool like other garages who charge ££££ just to connect it up and tell you something which you don’t really need to know. We charge by the hour for everything we do, this is the fairest way, you pay for the time we spend looking at your car. There is however, a minimum of 1 hours labour for diagnostics, this is just because of the cost to use the equipment, annual updates, and subscriptions.

Competitive Prices

We price all our jobs fairly and accurately while using the best quality parts to ensure longevity of your vehicle.

We Work With All Makes & Models

We work on all makes and model of cars and vans. We use the same quality of parts as your franchise dealer but at a fraction of the cost.

Local Family Business

We are local family run business offering a personal serve that ensures our customers come back to us time and time again.

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Our Other Services


We service all makes and models of vehicles at Ardsley Autos. We carry out a range of servicing options, as we firmly believe that its the best way to keep your car or van fully maintained and in good roadworthy condition.

M.O.T Testing

We carry out M.O.T Test on class 4 (cars) and class 7 (vans)6 days a week. You can drop your vehicle off with us and arrange to pick it up at a convenient time for you, or you can wait in our comfortable customer waiting area.


Ardsley Autos are now connected to one of the regions biggest tyre suppliers which means we can offer a range of tyres from a variety of manufacturers at great prices. We can also provide wheel tracking services.