Direct Data is is a specialist auto electrical and diagnostic services company that is able to assist in solving even the most complex of vehicle problems. From fault finding to expert ECU computer box services, steering lock repairs, key coding and more, Direct Data is able to maintain and repair all the electrical wiring and electronic components in your motor vehicle.

Direct Data’s head office and service centre located at 12A Terrace Road, Edenvale, Johannesburg. We are also able to provide some remote services to customers throughout Southern Africa via a convenient courier service.


Who we are and what we do

Direct Data is a specialist motor vehicle diagnostic and auto electrical offering a variety of services and solutions at competitive prices. We stock the widest product range of diagnostic tools on the African continent and are the authorised official distributors for TEXA, OTC and Autoland Scientech.

If you are having difficultly finding a solution to your automotive needs, it is very likely that we can help you. We offer an in-house diagnostic test service which gives you peace of mind in diagnosing and locating faults in the electronic components, wiring and control units of your car.

Key Coding

We stock a wide range of keys for cars, bikes and commercial vehicles and we can program remotes and keys for most vehicle brands on site at our Johannesburg office.

We save customers money as many OEMs require you to also replace control units in an ‘all keys lost’ situation while we are able to assist immediately.

Unique offerings:
Key repairs – should your existing key start to give you problems, we are able to rebuild your key for a fraction what it might cost to obtain a new key at a dealership. Key problems we can solve include intermittent starting, broken buttons, loss of remote functionality or complete failure.

Diagnostic Services

From locating wiring faults to diagnosing more complicated auto-electrical issues, we are able to run tests on a wide variety of vehicle brands and offer you peace of mind that you’ll receive the expert support and assistance that you require.

We make use of TEXA, OTC and Autoland Scientech technology for our in-house vehicle diagnostic services.

ECU Refurbishment

We have specialised equipment and expertise to either completely refurbish ECU machines or, if necessary, replace damaged control boards with a newly programmed unit resulting in a ready-to-go unit that is much cheaper than those from OEMs. We offer one of the largest selections of off-the-shelf and ready for programming ECUs in Southern Africa.

We also offer: expert steering lock refurbishment and repair, engine controllers, transmission controllers, ABS pumps, remotes, instrument clusters and more.

“Got car key reprogrammed for less than what dealership had quoted for a replacement key. Personal service. Local SME.”

Tiana Hohmann

“Merc could not fix my car they could.”

Jono Isaacs


Direct Data operates out of Johannesburg and services all of Southern Africa.

Get in Touch

Contact us today for a quote or advice on how best to resolve your particular problem.

Opening Hours

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