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How Brakes Work by Karim Nice Part 4

How Brakes Work by Karim Nice Part 4

How Brakes Work Karim Nice Page 2345 A Simple Brake System Before we get into all the parts of an actual car brake system, let's look at a simplified system: You can see that the distance from the pedal to the pivot is four times the distance from the cylinder to the ... read more

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How Brakes Work by Karim Nice Part 3

How Brakes Work by Karim Nice Part 3

How Brakes Work Karim Nice Page 1234 Friction force versus weight Friction Friction is a measure of how hard it is to slide one object over another. Take a look at the figure below. Both of the blocks are made from the same material, but one is heavier. I think we all know w ... read more

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How Brakes Work Part 2

How Brakes Work Part 2

How Brakes Work Karim Nice Page 1234 The pedal is designed in such a way that it can multiply the force from your leg several times before any force is even transmitted to the brake fluid. Leverage and Hydraulics In the fi­gure below, a force F is being applied to the le ... read more

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How Brakes Work

How Brakes Work

How Brakes Work Karim Nice Page 1234 The layout of a typical brake system. See more pictures of brakes. NEXT UP Braking Guide ... read more

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Auto Airbag Repair

Auto Airbag Repair

If you are looking for airbag repair information then you have found your source. This safety equipment can be very expensive to fix so it is important that you do it right. If you don't have the right info you can literally end up with broken bones. Below you will find a great article that will tell you how to safely get your airbags working again. I can remember very clearly the first time I had to deal with fixing an airbag. I was removing the steering wheel from a vehicle and I had followed the procedure to the letter, but there was still this lingering fear. I kept thinking "what if it explodes?", "Did I wait long enough?", "What if I touch the wrong wires together?". Needless to say, I was a little nervous because of everything I had heard about airbags. While many of the things I had heard were true, I learned that day tha ... read more

What to Do When Your Car Won't Start

What to Do When Your Car Won't Start

What to Do When Your Car Won't Start So...your car won't start. Now what? If this has never happened to you then it is likely only a matter of time before it will. You need to know what to do when it happens and the likely causes. I deal with this type of problem all the time and there are usually only a couple of things that cause it. Let's take a look. What Does It Mean When Your Car Won't Start If your vehicle won't start then there is a chance that you would just need a jump start, but before you try that you should verify that your "security" light is not flashing. If it is then your problem probably does not have anything to do with the battery or starter, it is most likely because your security system is not letting it start. If this is the case then you need to read your owners manual to see how to fix this or contact your d ... read more

5 Ways You Can Get Out of Paying For Auto Repair

5 Ways You Can Get Out of Paying For Auto Repair

5 Ways You Can Get Out of Paying For Auto Repair Posted August 26, 2014 by Ken KupchikinShare0 Every dollar counts these days, and finding new ways to save money can go a long way. Auto repair is an unpleasant, and typically unexpected expense, so getting out of having to pay for it is very appealing. While most people will gladly pay to make sure their car is safe on the road, some will try anything to avoid the repair bill. Here are some ways you can get out of paying. 1) Do it yourself - If you can perform repairs yourself, you will never have to part with your hard-earned money and pay a mechanic. However, unless you are very handy or have some sort of experience, you will be very limited in the repairs that you will be able to perform. Mechanics are trained in the intricacies of modern vehicles and have all of the tools to perform complicated repairs. But you can get out of paying if you just work on your car yourself. 2) Don't repair it ... read more

5 Ways To Get a Better Deal When Buying a Car

5 Ways To Get a Better Deal When Buying a Car

5 Ways To Get a Better Deal When Buying a Car Posted August 27, 2014 by Ken KupchikinShare0 Everyone loves the feeling of taking home a new or used car. But most people hate the act of having to look around for the right car, and then spending time in the uncomfortable process of negotiating with a salesperson to get the right price. While you probably won't be able to get a brand new Porsche for the price of a Honda Civic, there are ways to get a better deal when buying a car. Here are some tips: 1) Buy at the right time - To save some money on your next car purchase, it's important to understand when the best time to buy a car actually is. If you're looking for a great deal on a new car, you will want to shop for it when the newest model year arrives and replaces the existing cars on the lot. This will drive down the prices of the "last year's" model, helping you get a better deal. This is usually enhanced if there are major ... read more

A List of Car Parts Every Owner Needs to Understand

A List of Car Parts Every Owner Needs to Understand

A List of Car Parts Every Owner Needs to Understand Part 2Ken KupchikinShare0 We understand that you didn't go to school to become a mechanic. But there are certain car parts that you should be able to identify and understand since knowing what they do will help keep your car properly maintained and help you to identify potential problems. Here is the second half of our list of parts every car owner needs to understand, the first half is here: 4) Oil Filter What it does -  The oil filter eliminates impurities from your engine oil by filtering it and catching microscopic metal shavings and specks of dirt. It's basically like a Brita filter; it allows your engine to use clean filtered oil just like you would want to drink clean filtered water. Why it's important - Over time, your oil filter will become ... read more

Auto Air Conditioning Troubleshooting

Auto Air Conditioning Troubleshooting

Auto Air Conditioning Troubleshooting Before you start air conditioning troubleshooting you need to realize that it is not as easy as you might think. There are many things that can go wrong when trying to fix your AC system yourself. Probably the most common problem that people run into when attempting DIY A/C repairs is that they get dirt and other debris in the system and/or they don't put the correct amount of freon in the ac system. When the system is not flushed of all debris and old oil, it will never cool right. If there is too much or not enough refrigerant then it will also never cool how it should and it could even be a danger. Modern air conditioning systems MUST be clean and have the correct amount of freon in them in order for them to cool properly. Here's more information that will help you sort it out air con troubleshooting... How Your A ... read more

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