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just a qwik one realy,,this might be me being daft,,regarding the diagnostic issue i have,,whats the difference between lexus diagnostic and a local diagnostic company,,wouldent they simply tell me the same thing???

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Hi in a way yes,but the lexus diagnostic will be able to tell about the fault in probably more detail than a local one as it would be more car specific rather than the local one which would be more general(all depending on what they have),hope this helps

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depends on the equipment, lexus will only be using an OBD2 reader, any decent auto electrician should also have multiple OBD2 readers and software, my guy has VAG COM, OP-COM, Bosch, and some others I'd not heard of, let alone what I haven't seen.

Before I got my own reader he read my Toledo with 3 different software just to make sure they were all telling the same story.

So I would say no, you don't need Lexus and pay them double. Not sure about Lexus, but I know I've read on seatcupra about many mechanics, both seat and independents who simply don't know how to read the codes or interpret them, and seeing as often a google search is required to understand the cause, and sometimes a fault code is caused by another one, so fixing one issue resolves a few others.

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