Case Studies

BMW – Computer Diagnostics and Programing

Get On The Can Bus
I’m old enough to remember the days when cars only had one computer, the engine control unit, aka the “ECU”.
Now a days most cars have not not one, but dozens of computers or modules all talking to each other over what is called a Controller Area Network or “CAN Bus”, somewhat like the “USB” (Universal Serial Bus) of your home computer.
Cool idea as it simplifies running hundreds of individual wires, but it really ups the technology service game.
Here we are programming a replacement part, known as RDC module, that is part of the TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System) with our BMW diagnostic service computer.

Wondering what “RDC” means? RDC is a shortening of the German word “Reifendruckkontrolle”, the word “Riefen” meaning “Tire”, “Tyre” for our friends from the UK, the term “Druck” means “Pressure”, and “Kontrolle”, as you might guess is “Control”. Hence “RDC” or “Tire Pressure Control”. I love German, such a logical language!

How Does 3 Years Sound?
Most new modules and parts for BMW, Audi, Mercedes, Mini Cooper and others require coding or programming after replacement, necessitating a trip to the new car dealer, or a visit to a service specialist like ourselves. Not only can we do the diagnostics and service replacement, but we also offer a warranty that is 3 time longer than other’s warranty, 3 years vs 1 year. And we can save you money as well, often considerable money.

Taking Care Of You and Your Car
Longer warranty, save you money, complimentary loaner cars, free treats for your dog, free airplane kits for your children, and complimentary coffee and WiFi for you.
And the latest and greatest diagnostic equipment to help us effectively and efficiently service your car. In color no less. Right here in beautiful Maine.

Our Goal For You and Your Car
Our goal is to save you money, not spend it.
Which is why each and every car that we service gets a free Courtesy Maintenance Inspection during its first visit, and every
subsequent visit.

Our goal is to let you know about the small problems, before they become big ones.
Right now we have number of customer cars with well over 200,000 miles, and several approaching 300,000!
And these cars are not just limping along – most look and drive pretty much the way they came out of the showroom.

Proper maintenance is an investment in the life of your vehicle.
Be sure it is properly performed, take it to Atlantic Motorcar…Extraordinary Service for Extraordinary Cars. (207) 882-9969



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