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Where is the Temperature Sensor on a Car?

Published 07:00 AM, Fri November 17, 2017


  The vehicles of today are all pretty smart. They come equipped with sensors and gauges to help alert owners to potential problems or maintenance needs. One of the most important of these sensors—and perhaps one of the most overlooked—is the coolant temperature sensor, sometimes abbreviated as the CTS. But what does this sensor do, […]


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How to Check Transmission Fluid

Published 07:00 AM, Fri November 3, 2017


  If your vehicle has an automatic transmission—and it probably does—then shifting gears should be a relatively simple, seamless matter. If the engine seems to hesitate or stall before shifting from one gear to the next, that could point to a maintenance issue, and potentially to a mechanical problem.   Before you panic, though—and before […]


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What Does the Check Engine Light Mean?

Published 07:00 AM, Fri October 27, 2017


  The check engine light is a mysterious thing: Most vehicle owners are aware that it exists, and that seeing it turn yellow is never a good sign. And yet, many drivers are unsure of exactly what an engine warning might entail, or what the protocol is when they see it come on. The engine […]


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The Evolution of Power Steering Systems

Published 07:00 AM, Fri October 6, 2017


  Power steering systems assist drivers in moving the wheels for a smooth, effortless turning feel. Without power steering, maneuvering vehicles around obstacles take a considerable amount of effort, especially at low speeds. Feedback from the power steering system allows drivers to properly gauge the driving surface and respond appropriately to changes in the roadway. […]


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How are Car Wash Companies Conserving Water?

Published 07:00 AM, Fri September 29, 2017


  The Water Conservation Act of 2009 introduced strict usage rates for urban centers. These rates were put into effect in an effort to reduce usage by at least 20% by 2020. The provisions provide usage targets that retailers must comply with to remain eligible for grants or loans. In addition, it spells out different […]


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