As we spoke about in an earlier blog post, Xentry Software is a powerful software tool that we use to scan your Mercedes-Benz for electronic deficiencies. But how exactly does that help us repair your vehicle? After all, isn’t accident damage or hail damage all physical? Ultimately, the cause lies with how complex your Mercedes-Benz is.
Your vehicle contains what’s known as a “wiring harness” which connects all of its electronic components to a central processor. Think of the wiring harness as your car’s nervous system and the processor as its brain. In fact, it’s estimated that your average car now contains about 1 mile of wiring, and dozens of electric motors powering everything from the windows to the headlights.
In an accident, these electronic components can become damaged, but it’s not always immediately evident as the damage is hidden deep within the car. That’s where Xentry Software comes into play!
This handy tool allows us to connect to the vehicle’s “brain” (the central processor), and examine its nervous system without removing any of the vehicle’s panels. Just like your nervous system, your car’s wiring harness is littered with hundreds of sensors. If one or more of these sensors have been damaged or are detecting an error, Xentry Software can easily pinpoint where the damage is so it can be fixed.
The upshot of all this is that damage that normally would be hidden can now be easily discovered and located without completely pulling the vehicle apart. This reduces the amount of time the vehicle spends in a repair bay, and therefore reduces the cost transferred to you— the owner.
Xentry Software also allows us to clear those nasty warning indicators and trouble lights that often present themselves after an accident. That way when your Mercedes-Benz is returned to you, it looks and feels like new again!
If your Mercedes-Benz is suffering anything from minor parking scrapes to major collision damage, bring it to MB Autoworks (formerly Distinctive Auto Calgary). We have the specialized tools, such as Xentry Software, to ensure your Mercedes-Benz is returned to you in a condition worthy of the famous three-pointed star!