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Engine Electronics take the guesswork out of engine troubleshooting
Computers have changed almost every aspect of our lives, and ours cars certainly benefit from the added processing power, as well. But you don't have to be a programmer to tweak your system. Sears carries the automotive computers, programmers and performance chips you need to get the most out of your vehicle. We can help you with on-board diagnostics to get you out of your garage and into the freedom of the open road.
The electronic control unit (ECU) is a very generic term for a computer that controls one or many of the electrical systems in your car. These ECUs control an increasing number of systems in your car, from safety to comfort to needs of your internal engine parts. Through sensors, your ECU can determine air pressure, engine temperature and a host of other factors, and can adjust your system for optimum performance.
Inside your car, separate computers may control your power steering and your airbags. And another might allow you to change your seat settings and remember the configuration for multiple drivers. Other computers can integrate your cell phone with your car for seamless hands-free functionality. Sears carries engine electronics from respected and trusted brands, like Hypertech, Jet Performance, ACDelco, Superchips and DiabloSport.
An ECU could fail for a variety of reasons. If you suspect that one might be problematic, you will need to investigate the unit for fire, corrosion or for fracture damage. If none of those more obvious cases appear to be causing the unit to fail, you will need to take it to a garage that specializes in ECU systems. They can connect a reader to the ECU to determine the fault code the unit is providing. Installing a high output external alternator can prevent EDU failure, as well.
Sears also stocks a full line of automotive programmers and performance chips if you are looking to boost your horsepower and torque for more pulling power. Chips and programmers reprogram your onboard computer, which has been calibrated for the average driver, and unlock the full potential of your engine.
Computers make life easier and we often don't appreciate what they do until they begin to have problems. Sears wants to simply your life, too, and that is why we carry the engine electronics your car needs for paying close attention to the details while you enjoy the drive.