Dealerships are known for providing their customers with top-notch services and using manufacturer-provided replacement parts that are typically readily available. Customers expect expedited service when they bring their vehicle to an automotive dealership. When it comes to servicing or replacing an Electronic Control Module (ECM) however, sometimes it’s just not possible for dealerships to provide these services or the turnaround their customers expect. The following are a few instances where ModuleExperts can help your customers.
The Engine Control Module (ECM) is one of your vehicle’s most important electronic parts. Its proper function is vital to the smooth performance of your vehicle. As the vehicle’s primary computer, this component is responsible for effectively using the information obtained from the sensors located throughout the vehicle to calculate various engine functions to obtain maximum efficiency, performance and power. Identifying the most common signs of a failing ECM can prevent damage to other electronic components as well as engine malfunctions.
The control modules in your vehicle are the heart of many of its operations. When a repair is required, it makes sense to be particular in choosing who you work with. After all, the skills and knowledge required to effectively troubleshoot, diagnose and repair a complex electrical component such as an electronic control module (ECM) isn’t something that just anyone is capable of doing. So, how do you find experienced, high-quality technicians that you can trust to perform this critical service?
ModuleExperts understands that every repair situation is unique, which is why they offer several options when it comes to providing solutions for malfunctioning ECMs. Selecting your best option depends on a number of different factors including the specific symptoms & Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) present, and the type of repair needed. ModuleExperts works with you every step of the way to determine the right solution that best meets your needs.
Diagnosing & repairing an electronic device is often the best way to fix instances when it is being unresponsive. Whether it’s your computer or your smartphone, chances are you have needed to power the technology-laden device in question completely down before bringing it back to life. It is often this simple act that seems to wipe away the problem issue so that you can go back to using it. But is that enough for your vehicle’s Electronic Control Module, or ECM?
At ModuleEXPERTS, we understand that each module repair situation is unique. To meet the exact needs of our customers, every request we receive is evaluated by one of our highly skilled technicians who is able to gather information about the problems you are facing. Rather than performing a limited bench test, we opt for a more comprehensive Diagnostic Evaluation Service (DES) to assess each module. While a bench test typically involves a set fee and may identify issues that are present within the ECM, a DES provides the team at ModuleEXPERTS with the opportunity to learn about your unit and discover all the issues. After this first step, we are then able to provide you with a recommended course of action — repair or replacement.
In a constantly changing automotive landscape, it’s imperative that your vehicle service provider understands the new technologies being introduced and has the capability to troubleshoot any issues you are facing. With over 110 years of combined industry experience, ModuleEXPERTS provides customized solutions for owners of American-built and import vehicles. New technologies have allowed us to expand the service we offer on many import vehicles.
Underneath the hood of your car, there is a whole host of intricate and finely-calibrated modules that are designed to keep your vehicle in precise working order. An imbalance in any one of them could prove to be disastrous to the optimal functioning of your vehicle. Understanding what these modules do and how they work is key to keeping your automobile in top shape. Below are a few (of many) components that we service on a daily basis:
At the heart of every system in your car is some type of module. These various modules are all connected via a Controlled Area Network (CAN) that is extremely complex. Although modern cars are able to perform with more efficiency and accuracy they are becoming increasingly complicated. In fact, today’s automobile is much like a computer that you drive around. This means that the simplest action that you undertake — breaking, for example, or using your turn signal — is no longer only a mechanical function but actually is the result of highly complicated technology at work beneath the surface.
Gone are the days when people only looked to their cars to get from Point A to Point B. Today, whether a trip means going to the grocery store, across town, or planning a cross-country excursion, people not only look to their vehicle to handle the road ahead but also to keep all passengers safe, comfortable, and even entertained. In the automobiles of a new millennium, such expanded consumer expectations are accomplished and satisfied by the use of modern science. As technology continues to advance and evolve, the automotive industry is finding ways to integrate and even depend on these technologies to deliver a competitive driving experience for the present day consumer. The automobile industry calls this technology Electronic Control Modules (ECMs), and control your car they do!