We Use Your Vehicles Computer To Diagnose Problems

Of all the things that can go wrong with a car electrical system flaws can be the most maddening. They’re difficult to trace, often come and go as they please and the symptoms often appear far from the source. Sometimes the symptoms of electrical problems don’t even seem electrical in nature. The engine control module basically controls the intersection of the engine’s necessary ingredients to make energy- fuel, air and spark. The engine control module (ECM) accomplishes this considerable chore by constantly monitoring a vast network of sensors around the car to ensure conditions are within normal operating range. When something goes wrong, the engine control module adjust conditions or, if it can’t the car won’t run properly or at all. When there is a problem the engine control module stores a trouble code so it can be diagnosed by a technician using a scan tool.

Newer engine computer systems also feature lightweight memory systems that can be easily accessed by the technician to fix programming issues and update specifications, just like you would on your home computer. The engine control module also makes sure the car meets emissions standards, by monitoring and regulating the fuel mixture to ensure the engine isn’t running too rich and emitting pollutants beyond the established parameters.

So far we have only discussed the running of the engine. Today’s vehicles have modules to control brakes, climate control, air bags, steering and almost every other system on the vehicle. Some of these systems depend on information from the others so finding a problem can become a very complex process.

We have the equipment and skilled technicians to diagnose and repair these complicated systems. Guess work can be expensive and cause more problems than originally existed. Take out the guess work and contact us today!