GEL Automotive is Changing – Services

gel automotive changing services

Our services are changing, in particular our retail services to find out why please see the video below.

Key Changes

  • Retail / Trade Auto electrical Services
  • Mobile Services including Auto electrical, Coding and Programming

Moving forward

  • How-to Information (online based) Via the website and social media
  • Repair of damaged / faulty vehicles the cause and solution documented via Vlog / Blog
  • Breaking of vehicles
  • Sale of Vehicle parts from damaged vehicles

Landrover Evoque (2017) Diagnostics & Software Updates

landrover evoque diagnostics

VLOG landrover Evoque entertainment faults and camara faults, This Evoque has been into landrover for over a month to leave the main dealer with the exact same faults. The parking and 360 view cameras had a number of faults stored including CAN high and CAN low faults we have the vehicle for less than 1 week giving the customer an accurate diagnosis along with the latest software and firmware updates to suit.

Below is a video as part of our VLOG explaining the diagnostic testing procedures and potential solutions the faults. As landrover diagnostic special’s we have full main dealer coding and programming ability’s using landrover SDD and Pathfinder to diagnose landrover faults, Programme new ECU’s and control units as well as code functions, factory activations, key programming and software updates.

Check out the VLOG below….

GEL Automotive are based in Saxmundham, Suffolk between Ipswich and Lowestoft just off of the A12, If you are looking for a landrover diagnostic specialist or any of the services above please feel free to get in touch by phone, email or pop in and say hi.

Vlog Updates…. Ford Transit

GEL Automotive vlog updates

Ford Transit ECU Programming

This ford transit was dropped off to us as a long term NON Runner it had not been started for several years. The Vehicle had an incorrect ECU fitted, the customer had his suspicions to this and purchased another ECU that was a direct match to the As Built data. First of all we had to get the vehicle to turn on the ignition switches on the MK7 transits a prone to failure without the mass of chopped wires we discovered under the dash.

Firstly we managed to get the original ignition switch to work and then re wired the loom under the dash so as we could at least start to work on programming the new ECU. After a few hours we had this covered and were able to programme the ECU.

So now that the new ECU / PCM is updated and programmed with the latest version of software (direct from the ford server) we had been hoping for a running vehicle so as we could move it from the workshop.

We should be so lucky, the investigation into why we still have a non running engine. First we ran a diagnostic test using IDS that initially passed every control unit after several attempts of trying to start and failing we had a fault to work with.

The fault was a Cam sensor, again very common in the MK7 transits. this is now on order and we will be back with further updates.

Mercedes Star Commercial Diagnostics – Star & Xentry

Mercedes specialist diagnostics in Suffolk for mercedes commercial vehicles. Gel automotive are fully equipped with DAS, Xentry & Star providing OEM diagnostics as your main dealer would. Although we are based in Suffolk our mobile service does cover Essex and Norfolk too.

We have the latest Mercedes update currently Dec 2019 this is the very latest version available at your dealer, We are able to bring this service right to your door or you can visit us in Suffolk for the exact same service as your Mercedes main dealer for significantly less cost than the Mercedes labour rate.

Chech out the video below showing Xentry in action with the latest commercial vehicles available.

Vauxhall GDS2 Diagnostics – Specialist Vauxhall diagnostic testing, coding & programming

With the latest OEM Vauxhall diagnostics (GDS2) we are able to diagnose, code and programme Vauxhall / Opel and most vehicles on the GM platform. We have the most upto date version of GDS2 the OEM / Main dealer diagnostic equipment for vauxhall.

Recently we used GDS2 to remove a speed limiter that even a vauxhall main dealer was not willing to do !!. Below is a short video showing the diagnostic process and how we are able to remove speed limiters on Vauxhall commercial vehicles.

We are based in Suffolk, But we cover Norfolk and Essex with a mobile service, you can also visit us too. please note that some coding and programming functions are only available on site.