Boise Auto Blog

Updates on cars, transportation and related subjects in Boise and Ada County.

Computers an essential part of modern car work

We frequently use computers to diagnose and repair cars. Just today, one of our auto repair technicians used a laptop to reinstall the operating system for a car's onboard computer. Another shop installed a new alternator and shortly afterward the customer came to us with a computer problem, which was causing the battery light to stay on. After testing, we discovered we had to replace the computer hardware and reprogram it.

Like other jobs, ours is becoming very technology-oriented and troubleshooting, diagnosing and repair of automobile computers is crucial. Our repair staff has received specialized training on car computer systems from ASE Certifications and several are Master Technicians.

Ben Phillips reinstalls the operating system
Ben Phillips reinstalls the operating system on a customer's car, after replacing the computer, which was damaged. Much of our work at Plantation Tune Tech involves computers.

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