Continuously Variable Transmissions

September 27th, 2015 by

A Look At Continuously Variable Transmissions (CVTs) The Goal: With the goal of better fuel mileage, auto manufacturers are introducing more autos with “continuously variable transmissions” (CVTs). How they Work: In contrast to an automatic transmission, which has a set number of gear ratios, CVTs generally utilize a pair of variable-diameter pulleys (shaped like a

Vehicle Recall

September 20th, 2015 by

Vehicle Recall The recent widespread vehicle recall involving defective airbags affects an estimated 34 million vehicles, which makes it the largest consumer recall in U.S. history.  This effort to replace potentially life-threatening air bags points out the degree to which the government and car manufacturers want to ensure public safety. However, as they do their

Air Cabin Filters

September 13th, 2015 by

LET’S CLEAR THE AIR CABIN FILTERS What They Do Many vehicle owners are not aware that their automobiles are outfitted with air cabin filters that trap pollen, dust, and other pollutants before they can enter the cars’ interiors and passengers’ lungs. Maintain In order for these air cabin filters to remain effective, they should be replaced when they

Fuel Injectors

September 6th, 2015 by

Maintaining Precision – Fuel Injectors Over the past three decades, as fuel injectors moved from the intake manifold to the combustion chamber, they have become more precise in dispensing fuel. To maintain this precision, vehicle owners should be on their guard for signs that their vehicles’ fuel injectors require service or replacement. Signs For instance,