The old-fashioned tune-up used to be done “by ear”, but this isn’t possible with computer-controlled engines. A complete diagnostic check, followed by professional service, should be performed at factory-recommended intervals, or whenever your car shows any of the above warning signs. Our expert technicians can:
The “Computer” in Your Car Doesn’t Have a Screen, a keyboard, or a Disk Drive — but It’s Got Lots of Connections.
Your car’s on-board computer doesn’t look anything like the kind that’s used on a desktop. The “computer” is a small box called an ECM (Electronic Control Module), often mounted behind the glove box or in the engine compartment. The ECM controls all the essentials of engine operation: spark timing, fuel delivery, emissions, and in some cases even the air conditioning or the automatic transmission. Keeping all those systems in tip-top shape is no simple job; it requires complex test equipment and advanced diagnostic skills. Read More »