Car Diagnostics in Mansfield
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Using the latest technologies and staff trained to very high standards we are able to plug directly into your vehicles ECU and take a reading of the data stored there. With this data, we are able to determine where any potential faults may be occurring across your vehicle.
An Electronic Control Unit (ECU) is any embedded system in automotive electronics that controls one or more of the electrical systems or subsystems in a vehicle.
Taken together, these systems are sometimes referred to as the car's computer (Technically there is no single computer but multiple ones.) Sometimes one assembly incorporates several of the individual control modules (PCM is often both engine and transmission).
Some modern motor vehicles have up to 80 ECUs. Embedded software in ECUs continues to increase in line count, complexity, and sophistication. Managing the increasing complexity and number of ECUs in a vehicle has become a key challenge for car repair garages and requires dealer level diagnostic tools.
Types of ECU include:
- Engine Control Module (ECM)
- Powertrain Control Module (PCM)
- Transmission Control Module (TCM)
- Braking System Modules (ABS, EPB, TCS, ESP)
- Central Control Module (CCM)
- General Electronic Module (GEM)
- Body Control Module (BCM)
- Suspension Control Module (SCM)
- Immobiliser Module (IMMO)
Plus many more...
What are the signs of a faulty ECU?
- Check Engine light comes one.
- Engine stalling or misfiring.
- Poor or inconsistent engine performance
- Car not starting.
If you have any questions regarding a diagnostic plugin or whether you might be in need of one you can contact us in Mansfield on 01623 362 364 or send us a message using our contact form.