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Electronic Faults

The electrical components of a car or larger vehicle experience a lot of wear and tear during normal operation. When they start to fail, they can cause a number of symptoms.

What relies on the electronic components in my vehicle?

As modern vehicles increasingly rely on sophisticated electronic systems, understanding potential failures and their implications is crucial for both drivers and manufacturers.

TCM, ABS, ECM, Airbags, Infotainment systems; almost every component of a modern vehicle relies on electronics for correct operation. As computers control a great deal of a vehicle's functionality, even software bugs can cause failures or malfunctions of components which seem unrelated.

What are some common causes of electronic systems failure?

Vehicles undergo much more environmental exposure than your computer or phone might. Because of this, the electronic components experience moisture, grime, and extreme temperatures. Manufacturing defects are also not uncommon, leading to premature failure.

Mercedes having its electronic components tested with the STAR system.
Mercedes Benz Star Diagnostics in use
Mercedes Benz Star Diagnostics equipment on work bench
Mercedes Benz Star Diagnostics equipment attached to white mercedes SUV

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1 months ago

I have a 2004 SLK 350 R171 which I intended to take to France to rally in September. Scarlett Auto Service’s listened carefully to my concerns, and with attention to detail ensured that not only was it fit to take to Bordeaux, but that I won the overall rally beating an Aston Martin, Porsche, Jaguar & Ferrari over 2 days. Had no issues at all for the entire trip. Not bad for an 18 year old car. What I really like about this friendly & accomplished garage is that  they fully engage, include you in the process, and nothing is seemingly too much trouble. I had, for example, a problem with the wing mirror motor assembly and Scarlett’s went to some trouble to source an affordable original second hand replacement. Something that previous garages had not attempted. The work I requested was done to a very high standard; with a wide range of expertise being shown; they invited me to inspect their work: & importantly I am always made to feel welcome. As a fussy Mercedes owner I trust them implicitly & would not take my car anywhere else.

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2 month ago

I use Scarletts Auto Services to look after my Ford Escort RS Cosworth. Stuart and his team have always been very professional, reliable and trustworthy and I feel totally at ease leaving my car with them. I would highly recommend Scarletts.

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Five star review

6 months ago

This is a great garage very honest and fantastic service. All the staff are experienced Mechanics. They are always very busy which is a great indicator of their quality work. I would highly recommend.

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