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

June 20, 2021

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... More

How Your Check Engine Light Works

December 6, 2020

Have you ever had an experience like this in Pensacola, Florida? 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... More

Watching Your Check Engine Light

August 11, 2019

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