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January 05 2016
Tires are arguably the most important component on your vehicle. They are, however, among the least understood features. Allow me to list and pop a few common misconceptions about tires. 1. The tire-pressure monitoring system (TPMS) in my new car makes sure my tires are adequately inflated. The truth: TPMS isn't required to issue a warning until... Read More
December 15 2015
A leaking radiator could leave you stranded; avoid being stuck on the side of the road in the dead of winter. At some point, the radiator of most cars will develop a leak – it’s one of the most common issues that a car is likely to face during its lifetime, but it’s important to diagnose it as early as possible. If you don’t, the car’s engine will... Read More
December 02 2015
The main parts of a car transmission are (starting from the engine) the clutch, gearbox, dispatch box (for 4x4 vehicles), the drive-shaft, the differential and the tires. This article will help you diagnose a failing transmission. In the tips section is an overview of symptoms that indicate a problem in these parts. Method : Manual Transmission 1-... Read More
November 17 2015
BRAKE WARNING LIGHT Most cars nowadays have a brake warning light on the dash. Its purpose is to alert you that something is wrong in the braking system somewhere. If it comes on, check your owner's manual to find out it’s meaning. The brake warning light doesn't have a standard meaning; it could be used for multiple purposes. For example, the... Read More
November 02 2015
KEEP KOOL CAR AND TRUCK REPAIR --------------------------------------------------- A heater core is a radiator-like device used in heating the cabin of a vehicle. Hot coolant from the vehicle's engine is passed through a winding tube of the core, a heat exchanger between coolant and cabin air. Fins attached to the core tubes serve to increase... Read More
October 20 2015
KEEP KOOL CAR AND TRUCK REPAIR --------------------------------------------------- The History of Car Heaters The Water Option While gas heaters proved popular at first, a competing design relied on redirecting coolant from the engine and using that for heat. While the first designs to do so appeared in the 1920s, it wasn't until 1930 that GM... Read More
October 07 2015
KEEP KOOL CAR AND TRUCK REPAIR --------------------------------------------------- The History of Car Heaters Modern car users take very high degrees of comfort for granted. But in their short history, automobiles have gone from rustic horse replacements to venerable rolling palaces, with a lot of hit-and-miss engineering in between. Climate... Read More
September 21 2015
KEEP KOOL CAR AND TRUCK REPAIR --------------------------------------------------- Who invented the automobile? This question does not have a straightforward answer. The history of the automobile is very rich and dates back to the 15th century when Leonardo da Vinci was creating designs and models for transport vehicles. There are many different... Read More
September 07 2015
KEEP KOOL CAR AND TRUCK REPAIR --------------------------------------------------- Turn Signals Buick introduced the first electric turn signals in 1938. Windshield Wipers Prior to the manufacture of Henry Ford's Model A, Mary Anderson was granted her first patent for a window-cleaning device in November of 1903. Power Steering Francis W. Davis... Read More
August 24 2015
KEEP KOOL CAR AND TRUCK REPAIR --------------------------------------------------- General Motors Corporation (GM), which ultimately became the world’s largest automotive firm and the largest privately owned manufacturing enterprise in the world, was founded in 1908 by William C. Durant, a carriage manufacturer of Flint, Michigan. In 1904 he... Read More

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