The beating of the brake pedal — how dangerous is it?

Administrator posted this 2 days ago

The beating of the brake pedal is a clear problem, indicating a malfunction of the brake system. This fault has a low level of danger, but ignoring it - can play a fatal role.

The beating of the brake pedal occurs as a consequence of the reverse action on the cylinders. That is, under normal conditions, the pads evenly compress the brake rotors or pressed against the brake drums or friction sheave.

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ECU - Electric Control Unit or Engine Conrol Unit?

Administrator posted this 4 days ago

ECU is an Electric Control Unit, but sometimes the acronym means Engine Control Unit. So the question is, what does ECU really mean and how does it influence on the car output?

Actually, ECU is a general term for any electronic unit which controls different vehicle's “branches”. For example, Airbag Control Unit, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning, etc. One car can include 80 ECUs.

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Wheel balancing is an important process you should follow

Administrator posted this 2 weeks ago

Wheel balancing is an important process in the operation of the car, which depends not only on the comfort and quality of driving, but also the safety of the driver on the road. To carry out this procedure is necessary during the seasonal change of tires, as well as permanent operation mode auto - for every 10 thousand miles. Your car driving abilities are affected by the quality of the roads, the terrain, season, and transported cargo. For example, if you live outside the city in the Northern region with long winters and the car is a daily means of transport - the balancing is recommended for every 5 thousand km. Thus, pay more attention to this issue.

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Letters & Digitals Mercedes-Benz or is the classification so complicated?

Administrator posted this 2 weeks ago

Mercedes-Benz corporation was established in 1926 (when Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft and Benz & Cie. merged). Along with the development of the automotive industry, there was a need for the classification of models of vehicles and their motors. Each company tried to stand out by introducing new production technologies and producing more unique products. As a result, labeling appeared in order to help categorize all produced cars by the corporation or even brand. 

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Reasons & Solutions Generic DTC of System Bank 1&2

Administrator posted this 3 weeks ago

There is a list of trouble codes which help to identify problems with the supplement of the car. DTC can be divided into 4 types: Powertrain codes(P####), Body codes(B####), Chassis codes(C####) and Network Communication codes(U####), By the way, all of the can be grouped in generic or standard DTC and to Manufacturer or specific.

This article is about Generic DTC’s P0171, P0172, P0174, P0175 – which indicate faults with oxygen level in the fuel.

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Engine overheating: reasons of this terrible disaster for the car

Administrator posted this 4 weeks ago

Engine overheating is a serious and widespread problem. Every experienced driver faced with it. However, timely response and prevention of the problem can help to avoid serious consequences of overheating of the motor.

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Summer tires influence the driving abilities

Administrator posted this 4 weeks ago

The turn of the seasonal change of tires had come again. Summer tires also have their own classification, tire thickness, tire tread, and its width are playing a significant role in the driving ability of the car. Conditionally, there are three types of summer tires: universal, highway, out of road. Also, it is necessary to store the tires properly, we wrote about it here.

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Overdrive and Kickdown modes what is their function and are they really necessary?

Administrator posted this 5 weeks ago

Overdrive” and “Kickdown” appeared on automatic transmissions to simulate certain maneuvers and driving style as at manual gearbox. Adaptive automatic transmissions can be deprived of the ability to switch to such modes, as they are programmed to remember the style and driving conditions. However, even with adaptive automatic transmission, many manufacturers set the Overdrive and kickdown modes.

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The MacPherson strut and Air Suspension - economy class cars and sports cars

Administrator posted this 23 April 2019

The MacPherson strut — this is a type of car suspension on a shock absorption strut and telescopic damper as the upper steering pivot. Some kind of the technical design of the suspension was originally developed by Fiat engineers, however, its name and the original design were developed by the guidance of engineer E. S. MacPherson in General Motors, in the late 40s. Designed strut began to be widely implemented into cars in the 70s, and is still used for front-wheel-drive cars.

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Fuel consumption. What are the reasons and how to control it?

Administrator posted this 18 April 2019

The question of fuel consumption is important, as it allows you to identify problems with the car and also directly relates to your finances.

So, increased fuel consumption often indicates a technical malfunction of the car.  Finding these causes can be very long and time-consuming, but there are a number of breakdowns that often cause high fuel consumption by the car.

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