E.M.S Reflash: What Is It? Do You Need One?

December 15th, 2016 by

Car Engine and LaptopChevrolet of Homewood is your leading source for expert maintenance and service, and we routinely provide reflashes for drivers’ E.M.S. At this point you might be wondering what that means. E.M.S. stands for Engine Management System. This is a computer processing unit that manages your engine. Simple, right? The issue is that when your E.M.S. has an error, it needs to be cleared after the problem has been remedied. That’s where we come in.

What is a Reflash?

When your car rolls out of the Chevy factory, it comes with an Engine Management System calibrated to your brand-new engine. That’s ideal for a brand new car with a brand new engine, but it might not be ideal for a car that’s accumulated some miles. Your engine management system controls just about everything, from the air-fuel mixture, to the ignition timing, idle speed, shift points, and more. When your engine is worn, then all of these points might not match up.

That’s when you might need what’s called a reflash. A reflash is essentially an upgrade of your car’s software. Just like your computer and your smartphone, your car can be upgraded with new software; and automakers, just like software companies, regularly release updates. These updates can make your car run better, and can remedy some issues, like a check engine light without any clear cause. They can also eliminate bugs in the original software package.

Here at Chevrolet of Homewood, we’re happy to provide expert service and support for your Chevrolet vehicles. We have all the latest service bulletins on Chevy vehicles, so if you think your car might need a software reflash, then get in touch. We can find out if Chevrolet has offered any software updates that might apply to your car.

Visit Chevrolet of Homewood Today

Here at Chevrolet of Homewood, we’re proud to provide drivers in the Chicagoland area with expert maintenance and service. Stop by our service center at 18033 S. Halsted St. in Homewood, IL, or schedule service online now. We’re your local Calumet City Chevy service center, so let us know if you think your car needs a software update, and we’ll do what we can to help.

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