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Modern Advanced Automobiles

By Nathan
01-13-2016 at 05:23 pm - Posted in: Customer Education
In todays world everything is becoming more computerized and technically advanced. As cell phones and computers advanced so do todays automobiles. Every year manufacturers are adding new electronics and new systems to cars, and all of these systems are run by computers. Cars now can have between 40 and 50 computers running the various systems at all times; and luxury cars can have over 100.

 

With so many computers running the car there are a lot of things that can go wrong, especially after a collision. Cars can have as many as 16,000 possible trouble codes, but usually have not more than 12 warning lights to make a user aware of an issue. This means that cars can have systems that need to be reset or computers and modules that need to get replaced, but never indicate a warning of the issue.

 

Even after small "fender benders" that seem to cause minor damage to the vehicle there may be some systems that have to be reset and re-callibrated. For example; many vehicles have collision awareness, that after an impact may have to be reset in order to function properly again.

 

When a computer is malfunctioning in a car it can be very dangerous to the driver. For instance, if someone were to get in an accident and the airbag control module were to be disabled due to a present and fixable issue, it could cause serious or fatal injuries to the passengers of the car.  It is very important to scan every vehicle that comes into the shop for malfunction codes in the computer systems. Taking the time to check all systems after a collision, even if no warning lights are showing, is necessary; for both safety and complete repairs.

 

At Leon Pierce Body Repair we understand the necessity to check the vehicle for codes before our repair and throughout the repair process. We use the most advanced scan tools and systems on your vehicles; and we are always doing our best to keep up with the new systems in todays vehicles. When a car is fixed and delivered to a customer, the customer should expect the vehicle to be fully functional and reliable. We take the extra measures to ensure that each vehicle is completely ready to be driven and safe for our customers.

 


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