How much does it cost to reset a car’s computer?

My car's computer has been glitching and I can barely use it. The last time I tried to use the GPS, it sent me the wrong way down a one-way street. How much does it generally cost to reset the computer?

Answer
That’s frustrating! You’re going to want to check with your dealer and your warranty because this type of glitching might be covered.
If your car is no longer under warranty, then you’ll want to take it to either the dealer or a mechanic to get it fixed. The pricing for this can vary depending on the amount of work to fix it and the parts needed. Generally, this can be between $80 and $180.
If you GPS continues to steer you of course and you end up stranded in a dark, creepy forest, it might be worth investing in a roadside assistance membership. Jerry offers customers a modern roadside assistance membership. Along with traditional benefits, you get Uber-like tracking for the status of your service and the ability to contact your service provider directly for as low as $4.16 a month.
Lauren Smith
Answered on Oct 29, 2021
Lauren has written for World Nomads, the Matador Network, Korvia Consulting, and once upon a time Three Fates Games. She graduated from Columbia College of Chicago with a BFA in Creative Writing. After graduating, she moved overseas and lived in South Korea where she spent her free time traveling and going on road trips with friends. She misses the rest stop potatoes and is trying to figure out how to recreate them at home. She's now based outside of Chicago and when she's not writing she spends her free time reading, playing video games, and exploring whenever she can.
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