Cars are among the greatest inventions of humans. They allow people to travel distant places with such ease. You don’t have to get tired of walking from one town to another.

The vehicle is also great for saving time. Unlike running which can run about 25 to 37 kilometers per hour, cars are designed to run more than 80 kilometers per hour and even faster.

Plus, one of the best things about cars is that, when you’re traveling distant places, you don’t need to stop in order to make them rest. All you have to do is to fill up your gas tank and you can travel for hours or even days.

But, as all of man’s inventions, cars are also prone to wreckage. A time will surely come when parts of these cars will get broken. So as to avoid getting stuck in the middle of the road while driving, it will be wise to have your car checked at least twice a year.

On the other hand, it can also become costly when you have your cars checked regularly. Luckily, engine computers, a device that helps drivers monitor the condition of their car, was also invented.

In order to make sure that the car is running at optimum capacity car engine computers use a variety of sensors such as air pressure sensor, engine temperature, throttle position, air temperature, etc.

Many cars being manufactured these days already have engine computers, as well as an engine control module installed in them. An engine computer is a device that can sense if something is wrong with a car.

An engine computer makes the “check engine” bulb light up in order to inform the driver. The best thing to do if you happen to receive this message is to go to an auto repair shop and have a mechanic check your car. The mechanic will know which part of car’s engine has a malfunction just by reading the diagnostic code from the engine computer.

An engine computer is also able to provide the driver with information about the car’s performance. It monitor’s the amount of fuel in your gas tank, ignition timing, as well as its spark plugs.

In order to keep the engine running at its maximum capacity, an engine computer and/or an engine control module can also manage fuel injectors and spark plugs. For lower emissions, this device also adjusts the parts of the car’s engine.

If you’ve ever had the check engine alert come on in your car you’ve the engine computer to thank for that. The engine control module is really the central part of the car that can alert the driver to many things.