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

December 18, 2022

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

Watching Your Check Engine Light

February 3, 2019

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