Computer Systems Repair
Our experienced team offers computer maintenance and repair services on all makes and models and will ensure that your computer system is serviced and cared for accordingly.
Car computer repair is oftentimes about adapting to everchanging technology, meaning your car’s computer software may just need to be updated or reprogrammed, oftentimes allowing for repairs to be done without replacing expensive components.
History of Computers in Cars
In 1968, Volkswagen was the first manufacturer to install a computer in their vehicles. They installed an EFI, or Electronic Fuel Injector, which is used to inject fuel into a manifold for better fuel economy. The EFI is controlled by the ECU, or engine control unit. The ECU functions to keep the engine running at optimal performance. As emissions became more problematic for the environment, car manufacturers began implementing the use of computers in their cars; however, it wasn’t until the 80s when computers were being developed for automotive use economically.
The Four Types of Car Computer Systems
Safety – Helps protect drivers and passengers during sudden emergencies.
Performance – Not to be confused with aftermarket performance chips, this internal system helps power your vehicle without producing exorbitant amounts of harmful chemicals.
Diagnostic - Also called an OBD or On-Board Diagnostic System. A self-diagnostic system that uses sensors to warn users of problems with their vehicles.
Convenience – Systems not integral in protecting a driver or their passengers. These computers provide a sense of luxury and ease.
Common Computer Problems
The main computer system in a car is the ECU, which can produce the most prominent computer-related issues.
Family Owned Since 1972
Gordon Lentz opened his first auto repair shop in 1972. Trained as a mechanical engineer. His first exposure to the automotive repair business came in the early 1970's, when he was selling storage systems to muffler repair shops. He could see room for improvement in a lot of the shops he visited. He took a chance; quit his job, and invested his life savings in building his own auto service center. Today, Lentz Auto Repair is still family owned and operated, guided by the same simple mission that started over 45 years ago: “treat our customers as we would like to be treated and provide quality products at fair prices.”
Auto services are performed on non-commercial vehicles and are accompanied by a limited warranty. If a warranted part fails to perform during the time of ownership, simply return to any LENTZ USA Service Center with your receipt for repairs. Family owned and operated since 1972. Senior and student discounts available.
The Lentz USA service team is ready to help you
• CV joints/axels
• Steering suspension
• Air conditioning
• Engine repair and replacement
• Tune up
• Computer diagnostic equipment
• Alignment services (2 and 4 wheel)
• Transmission repair
• Oil changes
• Custom pipe bending
• Street rods
• Brake and anti locks
• Front and rear end suspension
• Shocks and struts
• Tire rotation
• Safety inspections
• Belts and hoses
• Motor flushes
• Alternators and batteries