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How an Automatic Transmission Works

Published 07:00 AM, Tue December 8, 2015


Automatic and manual transmissions do basically the same thing—but if you’ve driven them both then you know they work in very different ways. Essentially, an automatic simplifies the driving experience considerably. Unlike driving a manual, there is no clutch pedal to contend with. Even more significantly, there is no gear shift for drivers to operate; […]


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What Transmission Do I Have?

Published 07:00 AM, Tue December 1, 2015


Your vehicle’s transmission is the most complicated system in the entire car—and arguably the most important. As such, if you ever need to have repairs made or a rebuilt, you’ll need to know exactly which type your vehicle uses. We don’t just mean manual versus automatic. Hopefully, you know the answer to that one! No, […]


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How Does a Radiator Work?

Published 07:00 AM, Tue November 24, 2015


The radiator is one of the most misunderstood automotive components. This may be because a car radiator works so differently from a home radiator. The one in your home works essentially to warm up the immediate surroundings—but the one in your car does something a little different. Your Engine Cooling System It’s actually an invaluable […]


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Where is the Temperature Sensor on a Car?

Published 07:00 AM, Tue November 17, 2015


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, and […]


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What is a CVT Transmission?

Published 07:00 AM, Tue November 10, 2015


If you’re shopping for a new vehicle, you may come across the term CVT Transmission. What does this term mean? And more pointedly, is it something you should buy—or something you should avoid? Defining the Term We’ll start with a basic definition. When you see CVT, what it denotes is a “continuously variable transmission—which works […]


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