Published September 7th, 2021
OUR CARS RELY ON HEALTHY BRAINS
Did you know that modern cars have thousands of electronic codes that help keep everything operating efficiently?
They are stored in the central “brain” of the car that is providing all the electrical commands that ensure your engine and vehicle runs at its optimum level. This brain is called the ECU, or Electronic Control Unit.
Gone are the days where the only electronic functions of your car were the stereo, headlights, indicators, and heater/ de-mister fans. Today, electronic coding run everything from fuel flow to suspension and all the vehicle functions in between.
Sometimes, ECU’s do not perform as they should and to deal with this, Midas stores nationwide can provide you with an ECU Health Check. Using state of the art diagnostic equipment, your local Midas technician can scan and check your vehicle’s ECU and return it to its optimum performance.
You would be surprised at the number of issues that previously required mechanical attention that can now be rectified through an ECU Health Check.
To put this into perspective, a state-of-the-art fighter jet has a total of approximately 1,500 electronic codes programmed into its ECU, whereas a modern passenger car can have up to 5,000!
Midas Auto Service Centres make sure that they are up to date with vehicle model updates to ensure that they can accurately diagnose and restore any electrical control issues. The technicians at Midas receive extensive training to ensure that they can read, analyse and restore ECU system operation.
If something doesn’t seem right with your car, keep in mind that the problem could be hidden amongst the thousands of electronic codes that it needs to run efficiently. A Midas ECU Health Check is the easiest way to locate a potential issue and to promptly rectify it.
Locate your nearest Midas Auto Service Centre here.