Knowing what’s wrong with your car no longer has to be guesswork. Whether you’re a DIY enthusiast who likes to take your vehicle’s condition into your own hands, or you’re put in a tough spot by an unexpected issue on the road, you have on-board diagnostics (OBD) to help you. Knowing what this system entails and how to make use of it can make all the difference in keeping your car running at its best.
A car’s systems are not purely mechanical. Since its invention in the 1980s, the Controller Area Network (CAN) bus has seen use in automobiles to coordinate the various electronic control units (ECUs) spread throughout. ECUs monitor and manage the engine, airbags, transmission, brakes, power steering, audio systems, lane assist and more through a series of sensors, and the CAN bus allows them to communicate information without needing specialized wiring. This … Read More