The speedometer provides the driver of an automobile with the reading of the speed through instantaneous readings. Your traditional speedometer will be connected to the vehicle through the use of gears and wires, which are then used to determine what the speed of the vehicle is. Many of your more modern vehicles will also include the use of speed sensors to determine the vehicle’s speed. Much like everything else, there is bound to be a fault in a speedometer at least once in the life span of the vehicle. When there appears to be a malfunction, there is something that you can do to help repair the speedometer without the replacement of the speedometer.
In older vehicles, what most know to be called a classic, there are a variety of reasons as to why your speedometer is not working. One of the main reasons that people will discover their speedometer failing is the break in the line of the cable that connects the speedometer to the transmission. When this cable breaks, the cable can be disconnected through the back of the dash and then followed through to the transmission and removed from the transmission. When the old cable has been removed, a new cable can then be installed. What happens when this cable is removed and the speedometer still does not work once a new cable has been installed? The next step would be to turn to speedometer calibration.
Check Engine Light Come On After The Speedometer Doesn’t Work Any Longer?
A mere common problem that occurs with digital speedometers is that when the digital speedometer and speed sensors fault, the check engine light will come on after the speedometer stops working. This is because the calculation of the speed is unable to transmit to the computer of the vehicle. When this happens, the check engine light will signal to the vehicle to let the operator know there is a problem with the functions of the car.
When the replacement of the speedometer or speed sensors is finished, the check engine light should go off automatically, however, if it does not, in most cases the battery will need to be disconnected and reconnected to make sure that the light goes off. If the speedometer does not work, the check engine light will remain on. If it acts erratically, the check engine light will also remain on. This is when you will want to look into mechanical speedometer calibration.
Through the use of a speedometer calibration service, the speedometer can be recalculated to see what the problem is. With the right tool and service, your speedometer is going to be recalculated to work. The calibration tool will help the user to plug the speedometer back into the vehicle and work once more. The calibration tool used to test the speedometer is going to help to distinguish what the problem with the speedometer was and will fix the problem that is keeping the speedometer from functioning.
Changes to Your Car Fittings
What most people do not know about their vehicles is that your tires can be the wrong size, which can cause your speedometer to be off or to not work completely. The original speedometer will be fitted to your vehicle by being calibrated to the actual diameters and radius of your vehicle’s original tires. If these numbers change, the amount of which your tires will cover on the ground will change, and the speedometer could be faulty or in operate completely.
Not only does your speedometer occasionally not work properly, but other gauges can stop working on your vehicle. The tachometer can throw off some faulty signals as well, and you might catch a glimpse of your oil gauge working improperly. You might find that your PRND indicator is also showing dim or simply not working at all. When this happens, you will want to consider the gauges being recalibrated. Once it is recalibrated, the vehicle’s gauges should go back to their original settings.
A gauge that can work improperly and cause a problem with your vehicle can be the temperature gauge. The gauge can fail which could lead to your vehicle overheating. If the temperature on your vehicle gets too hot, the temperature can cause more than just your car to overheat.
There can be other issues within the dashboard of your vehicle. Another common problem that can lead to your vehicle not working properly is the clusters draining your battery when the vehicle is off. You might notice that when you get back in your vehicle, the car might take a minute to turn over and start. If this happens, it could be something that is not calibrated properly within your dashboard.
You might notice that something else that is important on your dash might not work properly as well. The gas gauge may not work and this can lead to a problem that could be avoided such as running out of gas. When you run out of gas, this can lead to a problem if you have no one to come to your aid and rescue you when you run out of gas. When you have speedometer calibration performed, the other areas of your dashboard will also be calibrated to work properly.
The speedometer calibration tool will help to ensure that your gauges all work properly and that your dashboard is in perfect running order. This tool is not to be used lightly by untrained professionals, which is why it is best to have your speedometer calibration looked at by a professional. The right tool will be used by the right professionals to ensure that once the calibration is complete, the speedometer is working once more, along with the various other gauges and clusters on your dashboard.
It is very important that you maintain your vehicle and that you keep maintenance upon the vehicle to keep the life of the vehicle. As long as you maintain the motor, transmission, gauges, and so on, the length of the lifespan of your vehicle is sure to be longer. Cars are not made as they once were so if you own an older vehicle, you must look for ways to lengthen the life span of the car.
With most cars being made differently than they once were, finding ways to save money while looking at ways to keep the car in the running order of all original parts is very important. With the calibration tools, you can maintain original parts of the vehicle while only making small, subtle changes to the original parts of the car. By changing the cables and wires of the vehicle, the remainder of the parts is kept original. This keeps the car in more than just pristine order. It will also make sure that the car is kept original increasing the value of the vehicle.
An original vehicle is worth much more when the dashboard is in original working order. That includes the gauges and clusters on the dash. With calibration tools, the original parts are maintained and your vehicle keeps its value. The value of the car is worth more because you also saved money on having the gauges and speedometer calibrated rather than simply replaced over time. That alone is worth more. The calibration tools will help to ensure that when other items on the vehicle are changed such as the size and width of the tires, the gauges are kept calibrated to the vehicle.
If you are looking to have your vehicle maintained and want to ensure that the vehicle maintains its original functions, check with your local calibration shop to see if you can come to have your car calibrated. This will ensure that over a period of time, not only is your vehicle maintaining its original parts but also that it is kept current with all functions which can provide you with peace of mind to ensure that your speedometer is correctly allowing you to avoid tickets should it be wrong. By also allowing it to be correct and calibrated, the amount of money saved by having it calibrated is a plus considering the cost that you would be spending on court costs, tickets, and fees for attorneys if it was to be incorrect and you end up with speeding tickets. Get your speedometer calibrated today with SafetyRestore!