Computer Viruses and Your Car
(NEW LONDON)—Watch what you download. That’s been good advice with your computer for years. That is now good advice with your car—especially if it is a late model vehicle, according to an area mechanic.
Rick Wilson of K and K Performance Auto Repair in New London says he’s encountered something new with some late model cars and music downloaded into the car radio and computer system. Music downloaded into the radio and sound system caused the power windows to raise and lower on their own. Wilson also says the viruses can make your car stop running.
On board computer problems can get pricey… depending on the vehicle. Wilson says a Cadillac he recently worked on contained 28 computers. Replacement parts can cost around 500 dollars per computer.
Wilson says car computer systems generally don't have anti virus protection.