Dashboard’s a Funny Name (Instrumental Panel Warning Lights)

Every day you drive, you’re sitting behind the dashboard. But how in the world did it get that name? Back in the days of the horse-drawn carriage, horses would kick up dirt and mud on the driver and passengers, “dashing” debris against the carriage. So those who built carriages began installing a board to protect…

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How Your Check Engine Light Works

Have you ever had an experience like this in TIGARD, OR? You drive through the one of those automatic car washes. When you get to the end, where the dryer is blowing, your Check Engine light starts flashing! You fear the worst, but within a block or two, the light stops flashing, but stays on.…

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Watching Your Check Engine Light

Did you know that most of the cars driving around TIGARD, OR, carry more computer power than the Apollo 121 Lunar Module that landed on the moon in 1969? New cars sold in the TIGARD area have as many as 12 networked computers and over five miles (eight kilometers) of wiring. In fact, for the last…

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