Enhanced Diagnostics & Programming
More than your average free code check from the local parts store.
How Does This Differ From A Normal Code Scan?
Normal code scans are for customers who have a check engine light on. Most of the time these codes are related to emissions issues or engine misfires. Other types of codes and issues that many local auto part stores or independent shops are not able to read are related to air bag, abs, and computer module issues. Many of the issues are dealer specific, require special diagnostic equipment, and expertise.
What Can Automotive Masters Do?
Please Note: We need to diagnose the vehicle first to determine issue. We Will Not program a customer supplied ECU. We cannot determine reliability of a customer supplied part.
What Is Vehicle Reprogramming?
Reprogramming is the process of replacing the existing software in a vehicle controller with new software by electronically transferring approved calibration files from a vehicle manufacturer.
(Also known as re-flashing, flashing, programming, or reconfiguring)
Why Is Reprogramming Important?
Don't Dealers Only Need This Capability?
Maybe you thought only cars still under warranty are being reprogrammed and it’s just not worth your while. Over 100 million cars on the road today support J2534 reprogramming. Studies indicate that 7 out of 10 vehicles on the road require a calibration update.
Auto Manufacturer's are constantly updating controller software to solve problems such as false DTC's, hesitation, rough idle, emissions problems, hard starting, poor fuel economy, and others. These problems plague many cars that are no longer under warranty.
What Is J2534?
SAE J2534 is a standard for communications between a computer and a vehicle. Government regulations require all automakers provide a J2534 service to everyone in the United States for reprogramming emissions related controllers after 2004. Even if your vehicle is older than 2004, we still have you covered here at Automotive Masters!