Today, car engines have become smart. Modern-day engine management systems work hard to ensure engines not only run efficiently, but also cleanly. These systems ensure engines have the ability to perform optimally in different conditions. Usually, an engine management system requires very little maintenance and a reputable and reliable workshop will not have an issue telling you this.
Since most people are awed by the complexities of engine management systems, they often forget the basic functions of the systems. These systems provide the spark at the right time and ensure the right amount of fuel makes it way to the engine.
Understanding the Engine Management System of Your Vehicle
On a very basic level, an engine management system is a computer. It is a custom built computer that controls how the engine of your car runs. It does this by constantly monitoring the temperature, load and speed of the engine, by providing the spark for the ignition and by making sure just the right amount of fuel reaches the engine.
Within the engine management system, there are two distinct subsystems. These are the fuel system and the ignition system. The main system can run with just one of these subsystems.
Today, it is common to use mapped ignition on its own to run the engine management system rather than using the injection or fuel system.
The engine management system uses a wide range of sensors and switches to get the necessary information to provide the ignition spark and fuel to the engine.
If you have any further questions related to your car’s engine management system just ask the team at Auto Super Shoppe Albany when you are next in the workshop.