5 Causes of an Alternator Not Charging

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The main functions of an alternator are to generate electricity for the electrical components of the vehicle and to charge its battery. The alternator produces this electrical energy by converting mechanical energy. If you were to try and start your vehicle without an alternator, the battery alone would not be able to produce enough power … Read more

7 Symptoms of a Bad Ignition Coil and Replacement Cost

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In this article, we are going to talk about the ignition coil, so you will know its basic functions, symptoms of a bad ignition coil, how to test, and also the average replacement cost. How an Ignition Coil Works Ignition coils are known as compact electrical transformers. Their purpose is to take the low 12-volt current … Read more

6 Symptoms of a Bad Crankshaft Position Sensor (and Replacement Cost)

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In this article, we will go over one of the important sensors in the engine, commonly referred to as the “crankshaft position sensor”. Afterwards, you’ll understand its basic function, working principle, failure symptoms, and the replacement cost of this sensor. How a Crankshaft Position Sensor Works The internal combustion engine depends on the crankshaft for … Read more

5 Steps to Jumpstart a Car with a Bad Alternator

The alternator is what your car battery depends on to stay charged. With all the electrical components which exist in vehicles these days, you would never be able to supply energy to all of them with just the battery power alone. The alternator is what keeps the battery charged so that it can deliver the … Read more

Does Cruise Control Save Gas? (and 9 Other Facts)

Cruise control gives drivers the ability to take their foot off the gas pedal while keeping their car moving at one set speed. This technology has been advanced over the many decades it has existed. Now you can find cruise control systems that ensure safer driving in addition to speed control. Below is a list … Read more

How Do Rain Sensing Wipers Work?

One of the newer automotive developments is rain sensor technology which automatically turns on your windshield wipers when water is detected on the windshield. We all know how annoying it can be to have to turn windshield wipers on and off manually, especially if you live in a tropical location where rain is inconsistent as … Read more

How Do Pedestrian Sensors and Protection Systems in Cars Work?

A new working principle in car technology today is the pedestrian sensing and protection system. This system will be able to automatically detect when a person is walking in front of your vehicle within a close distance. For example, let’s say you’re driving through an intersection and a person is walking across the street in … Read more

Park Assist and Object Detection Working Principle in Car Technology

The newest working principle in car technology is the park assist and object detection features currently being integrated into them. These two features are classified under the patented “ultrasonic park assist” system. This system has the ability to help drivers with their parking while backing up in reverse. The main way it helps drivers do … Read more

Pros and Cons of Using Xenon Lighting in Your Vehicle

Xenon lighting is generated from an odorless and colorless gas called xenon that is heated by a small amount of electricity. The result is lighting that is brighter and better than most halogen and yellow light sources that you come across. Xenon lighting is used primarily as headlights in a lot of newer vehicles these … Read more