Today’s Automotive Technology – Moving At A Record Pace

Issue 51.15

In today’s society of auto repair the question, “what does he mean by that?” has been asked repeatedly by virtually everyone who owns some mode of transportation, be it worth fifty dollars or two hundred and twenty thousand dollars.

1985 major changes started. This was the time we heard more talk about a car’s computer. Some of us said, “That’s impossible!”

1996, the year of the stylized, sleeker, aerodynamically designed automobile, with hundreds of different shapes, sizes and an array of colors that would make even Picasso jealous. What power, what class, what gas mileage and it’s only a monthly payment.

Now in 2015 we have shapes and sizes that most of us never knew existed. From the Fiat to the Tesla, today’s cars come equipped with a lot of technology:


  • Rear Mounted Radar
  • Parental Control
  • GPS Tracking
  • In-car Internet
  • Night Vision with Pedestrian Detection
  • Driver Assistance
  • Electric Power Steering
  • Drive by Wire
  • Electric Brakes
  • Navigation systems
  • Self-Parking


About this time, you’re thinking, “This is awesome. I’ve got it all.” Then comes that dreaded day when you open the hood, scratch your head, saying something like “I know those spark plugs are somewhere, right? And where is the oil filler cap?” No problem, I’ll just follow the spark plug wires. Now where do you suppose they hid them? Where’s the distributor? And what is DIS? And can you explain what you mean when you say my O2 sensor told the ECM to dump less fuel through the EFI?

Today’s automotive mechanic has to know hydraulics, mechanics, electrical, tons of computers and their functions. Technology is moving at a record pace, it takes a lot to stay current in the automobile repair arena with training and equipment.

Stop by and see us at 297 West St. George Blvd anytime Monday – Friday between 10-2, or call 435-275-0898 today.



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