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What Does The Engine Immobilizer Do?

Engine Immobilizers may soon make car theft a thing of the past. These clever devices can prevent car theft and greatly reduce unauthorized use of a vehicle thanks to some rather simple yet highly effective technology. Newer vehicles almost always include this...

Computers and Sensors Run Today’s Modern Vehicles

There is one thing that separates today’s new cars from the cars that were commonly available just a few decades ago. This one thing is the computer or brain of the today’s advanced cars. The computer samples data thousands of times every few seconds. This data is...

What Does the Vehicle ECM do in my car?

By definition, Electrical Control Module (ECM) is a computer system that monitors various engine parameters in your car such as air, fuel, temperatures, and speed. It is programmed to keep fueling and horsepower in check. It also designed to alert the operator in case...

What is a catalytic converter and what does it do?

A catalytic converter is an ingenious automobile part that controls gas emissions. Credit goes to its French inventor Eugene Houdry who introduced this device in 1950, though it was mass-manufactured in automobiles only by 1975. It filters the hot gases produced by...

Common Automotive Ignition Issues

A very common source of a vehicle’s problem lies within the ignition system. There are many parts to the ignition that all work together to start the engine and keep it running smoothly. If any one of these areas start to work improperly or not at all, there could be...