U0100 Code (Symptoms, Causes, and How to Fix)

U0100 code

As motorists are well aware, the sudden illumination of a vehicle’s check engine light typically indicates an of one sort or another. In fact, a check engine light serves as a visual cue, signaling the storage of one or more fault codes, by a vehicle’s PCM. These fault codes often identify the vehicle system that … Read more

U1000 Code (Symptoms, Causes, and How to Fix)

U1000 code

Though automotive design and manufacturing processes have advanced significantly over the past several decades, even the best of vehicles are far from mechanically bulletproof. Therefore, we as motorists, attempt to carefully maintain our vehicles, while also expecting the occasional breakdown. Luckily, today‚Äôs vehicles feature onboard diagnostic systems, which are actually capable of relaying specific trouble … Read more

PCM vs ECM vs ECU vs TCM (What’s the Difference?)

PCM vs ECM vs ECU vs TCM

Before vehicle computers were invented, cars and trucks used a system of mechanical and pneumatic devices to manage systems such as valve timing and idle speed.  Now, modern vehicles have a complex system of sensors and actuators connected to computers which enable the vehicles to perform well and efficiently. These electronics are confusing enough without … Read more