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Top 9 Extended Warranty Questions
Top 9 Extended Warranty Questions
How Much Is Enough?
Is your car costing too much to repair? Here is what can you do about it.
Automotive Air Conditioners
Get a basic understanding of how the air conditioner in your car works and some of the implications of R-12 systems.
Catalytic Converters
What is a catalytic converter and how does it do what they do.
Cooling Systems: Part 1
How this important system works and helps your engine keep its cool.
Cooling Systems: Part 2
How this important system works and helps your engine keep its cool.
Cruise Control: What Is It?
Most cars have cruise control systems. Here is how they work and some things that can go wrong with them.
How Antilock Brake Systems Work
Understanding what ABS is and how it works.
How the Engine Works.
A basic explanation of the internal parts of an engine, what they do and how they work.
Making Sense of Sensors: Part 1
There are a lot of things going on in your engine as you drive. A lot of information is taken in and processed. But how is this information gathered and what happens to it once it's collected?
Making Sense of Sensors: Part 2
There are a lot of things going on in your engine as you drive. A lot of information is taken in and processed. But how is this information gathered and what happens to it once it's collected?
Mixing the Fuel.
Now we have fuel and air, let's see how it's mixed.
Scan Tool Diagnostics
The check engine light came on and your car has OBD II. Does this mean you're going to have to spend big bucks to find out what's wrong? Maybe not, if you have the right tools.
The Air Intake System.
An explanation on how the air gets to the engine.
The Diesel Engine
Diesel engines are having a surge of popularity right now because they are stronger and more fuel efficient than a gasoline engine.
The Fuel System.
An explanation on how the fuel gets to the engine.
The Ignition System.
Here I discuss how the engine produces the spark and how it does it at the proper time.
What is a Car?
A basic explanation of what a car is.
Wheel Alignment
What is a wheel alignment and how does it effect your vehicle?
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