Automotive Computer Flashing Service in Fergus, ON
If you thought automobiles were complicated back in the day, they’ve only become more complex and more high-tech. Brake line service and wheel alignments take skill to get right, but the basic principles of such services are standard offerings at most auto shops.
Automotive computer flashing is much more complicated, but it is a service that many modern vehicles need occasionally. If you’ve been searching, “Computer flash for car”, “What does it mean to reflash a car?”, “Auto reflashing Fergus, ON”, or anything similar, Bert’s Tire & Auto can help. Here’s what you should know about vehicle computer flashing.
“Can I get a computer flash for my car in Fergus, Ontario?”
You can! Bert’s Tire & Auto provides computer flashing for cars in Fergus. We strive to provide our clients with all the auto services they could need. That means we have the technology, equipment, and know-how to perform car computer flashing. But just what is car flashing/reflashing?
What is automotive computer flashing?
It seems that everything is “smart” now. We have smartphones, smart TVs, and even smart refrigerators. The increasing computerization of modern life has not left the auto industry untouched. Many vehicles are “smart” now, too. And that’s good, but it can also make servicing these vehicles a more complicated process.
Of course, computer chips in automobiles are nothing new. The computerization process began in earnest back in 1991 when CPU-powered engine management systems, or EMS, became standard. CPUs help engines perform more efficiently and can regulate the air-fuel mixture, the idle speed, the ignition timing, and transmission shift points. But, just like the operating system on your laptop or mobile phone,the computers in cars need to be upgraded from time to time. And that’s what an automotive computer flashing does.
How does an auto reflash help?
On-board computers are programmed to handle brand new engines. But after 100,000kms, engines perform differently. This affects how the CPU interfaces with the engine. This is when a reflash can be beneficial. A reflash is essentially a software upgrade for your vehicle’s on-board computer.
At Bert’s Tire & Auto, we receive all the information we need for software upgrades from the manufacturer via technical service bulletins. Needing a reflash could be the reason your check engine light won’t turn off despite no observable problems.
A reflash can also fix a bug in the software. Because computers control so much of our vehicles, there’s always a chance something could go wrong. But Bert’s Tire & Auto can help. We have the specialised technology, tools, and the right database to figure out if your vehicle needs a reflash
Bert’s Tire & Auto offers car computer reflashes in Fergus, Ontario.
There’s no need to keep searching, “car reflash near me”. If you live in Fergus, Bert’s Tire & Auto can provide all vehicle computer services you need. We also offer a number of other automotive maintenance services and repairs.
To book an appointment for an auto computer reflash, or for any other kind of service for your vehicle, please click here. To learn more about vehicle computer flashing, or about any of our other services or products, please contact us via our website or call 226-314-1034