Oxygen Sensors
Automotive Basics

Understanding Oxygen Sensors

It is necessary to have oxygen sensors as they are a vital component of a vehicle’s emission system. All new vehicles have them. The vehicle’s computer will communicate with sensors throughout the system to determine how much fuel to deliver to the engine and of course, how frequently. [More…]
Torque Wrench
How To & DIY

How to Use a Torque Wrench

Torque specifications for components (especially engine components) are not to be taken lightly. Fastener torque requirements are also changing as nuts and bolts are becoming more and more vehicle specific. There is no more running to the parts bin for a quick replacement. [More…]
Steering Component - Tie Rod
Automotive Basics

Understanding Tie Rods

Tie rods are slender structural rods that are used as a tie and capable of carrying tensile loads only. A tie rod consists of an inner and an outer end. As the ratio of its length to the radius of its cross section is normally quite large, it would likely buckle under compression. [More…]
Understanding Power Brakes
Automotive Basics

Understanding Power Brakes

To enhance the efficiency of the braking system a new system was designed called power brake system. It is also called ‘power assisted‘ brakes. This system uses the power of engine and also battery to increase the efficiency of braking system. Earlier power brakes were not required as most vehicles had drum brakes. [More…]