Category: Glossary

What is Meant by Vehicle Trim Level

If you look up the words “trim level”, you are more likely to end up confused rather than enlightened. The word trim is often used on websites and in …
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A Need-to-Know Guide to Automotive Fuses

There is a large variety of car fuses. They are needed to protect motor vehicle circuits. In the earliest automotive days, cars did not have fuses. However, as vehicles …
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What is an engine block heater

An engine block heater is a handy electrical device used for the sole purpose of warming up your car engine and its fluids on those cold, wintery days. In …
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The Long and Short of Car Wheelbases

When deciding to buy a new vehicle, you’ve most likely considered the brand, performance, color, and make or model. Other questions you should ask yourself are: how many passengers …
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MAP Sensor: Functions, Malfunctions, Cleaning

The Manifold Absolute Pressure sensor measures the intake manifold pressure (IMP) downstream of the throttle valve in order to indirectly compute — by means of the ratio of pressure …
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Fog Lights: Functions and Rules

Fog lights are used to illuminate a motor vehicle in particularly poor visibility conditions caused, for example, by fog, rain, or snow. They are mounted below the headlights. Together …
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What are car rain sensors good for

Car rain sensors are ingenious devices that detect the amount of rain falling on a car’s windscreen and then adjust the operation of the windscreen wipers accordingly. They are …
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How does a rotary engine work

Rotary engines are combustion motors that operate without the need for pistons. This topic concerns those used in cars, often called rotary combustion motors to tell them apart from …
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What is DSA? Description and operating principle

DSA (Dynamic Stability Assistance) is a dynamic stability control system designed specially for compact Volvo models. It prevents the drive wheels from slipping and improves their grip on wet …
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