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Thank you very much. So the first question then is the one objective or feeling that comes to mind when you think about car electronics?
A very complicated very in all in I say, electronica is very sensible and it’s. I guess within the electronica you have a canvas and that means that the whole car communicates with each other. So if you have one problem and you read the computer out, he can say it, show 25 problems. So you have to check every problem until you get to the source. So it makes it very complicated. And the prices of electronics units can be very expensive. So it is, for my opinion, better for you for us to have old fashioned mechanics in your car.
So you are owning a car. Could you list five electronic components in your car?
The alternator, the dynamo, the boardnet computer, the engine computer for your wish wipers, Your computer for your echo, the computer speedometer computer. I’ve learned that in a car you get twins, 5000-6000 electric components in each car, and they all nowadays communicate with each other.
What kind of maintenance schedule do you have for your car?
My car is normally 15,000 km, 30,000 kilometres. All change and now 30,000 is a spark. Plugs, oil filter, air filter.
What are your sources of expertise and authority when it comes to making choices about car maintenance and repair?
To be honest, I work in the car industry for 45 years and I’m a warranty specialist.
So you are your own expert?
Yes, I have. If an owner has a problem with the car and components are changed on the warranty, I decorate it by the factory and that’s my job.
Tell me about the last time one of the electronic devices in your car or in a car you was using a malfunction.
Oh, we have a male in my car was the dynamo. But in nowadays, cars is mostly multimedia, and that can be very expensive and multimedia because the cars nowadays communicate to eergency services and navigate music that’s all multimedia. And the most problems that then you have is not the hardware, but it’s the software.
Have you ever heard the term circular economy in dutch circulere economic?
I have heard of it, but I can’t explain exactly what it is.
It is an economy based on sharing, reusing, repairing and recycling materials as much as possible.
Yes. Like so here in the Netherlands, we have a recycling of cars. If a car goes out of the circuits of circulations, they are dismantled and the components they can use go back to the factory. So so the plastic bumpers. That’s all stuff, which is obviously it’s sent to one place and then they send it back to the factory and there it will remake so that they can produce new elements with damaged dinamo. We have an exchange system. So if a dynamo or alternator or an echo compressor is damaged or the clutch is damaged, it gets out of the car. You get a repaired part and that’s going back and the damaged part goes back to the factory. Okay. And that’s something for the last 25 years. Mm hmm. Good.
If you had the option to replace a malfunctioning electronic component in a car you were using with a new component or a used one, And why.
It’s mostly what earlier told, the damaged part goes back to the factory, the factory repairs it and it goes back to the system. So the part which is exchanged is refurbished by the factory.And you would get.