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Understanding the Functions of Catalytic Converters (Catalysts) in Automotive Exhaust Systems

Catalytic Converters AKA Catalysts – play a vital role in modern automotive exhaust systems, helping to mitigate harmful emissions emanating from internal combustion thereby reducing air pollution by converting toxic gases such as Nitrogen Oxides (NOx), Carbon Monoxide (CO) and Hydrocarbons (HC) into less harmful gases – Carbon Dioxide (CO₂), …

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Biofuel: Production, Functions, Advantages and Disadvantages

Biofuel is any fuel that is derived from biomass – that is, plant, algae material or animal waste. Since such feedstock material can be replenished readily, biofuel is considered to be a source of renewable energy, unlike fossil fuels such as petroleum, coal, and natural gas.   Biofuel is commonly advocated …

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How a Vehicle’s Braking System Functions

The Braking System in a vehicle is crucial for slowing down or stopping the vehicle safely. It relies on converting kinetic energy (the energy of motion) into other forms of energy, typically heat energy – through friction. The most common types of braking systems are hydraulic brakes and regenerative brakes, …

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Common Causes of Car Problems

Car problems can originate from various factors, which could include mechanical issues, electrical faults, wear and tear, environmental conditions, and human error. Each of these factors can contribute to numerous issues with a vehicle, ranging from minor inconveniences to significant mechanical failures. By being aware of these potential issues and …

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Autonomous Vehicles

Autonomous Vehicles, also known as “driverless vehicles” or “self-driving cars”, represent a revolutionary advancement in transportation. These vehicles are equipped with sophisticated technologies that enable them to navigate and operate without direct human input. The development of driverless vehicles involves a combination of sensors, cameras, radar, lidar, artificial intelligence (AI), …

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Categories of Automobile Mechanics

There is a diverse range of mechanic jobs available that caters to various interests and expertise. Mechanics operate in different professional settings, such as repair shops, construction companies, and vehicle lots. Their responsibilities include examining vehicles, conducting diagnostic tests, performing mechanical and electrical repairs. We’ll explore various mechanic types and …

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How a Vehicle’s Engine Functions

A vehicle’s engine is a complex piece of machinery designed to convert fuel into mechanical energy to propel the vehicle. The most common type of automotive engine is the internal combustion engine. Here’s an overview of how it works: The 3 Main Parts:  In broad terms, the engine can be …

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How Vehicle Transmission Systems Work

There are two basic types of vehicle transmissions namely; manual, and automatic transmission. However, the year 2003 via a PS2 video game – Need For Speed (Hot Pursuit II), was my first rendezvous with vehicle transmission other than the conventional “manual”, and “automatic” transmission – to which the latter was …

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Vehicle Tracking: A Basic Guide

In today’s current climate, “Tracking cum Monitoring” is definitely one of the industries gaining significant prominence as the years roll on by and technology inevitably advances greatly. And due to its numerous applications which we’ll get into, it is highly sort after by governments, corporations (big and small), and private …

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Driving With A Baby On-Board: Basic Safety Tips

When you have precious cargo in your vehicle, you want to make sure you’re taking steps to keep everyone as safe as possible. Unfortunately, that’s not always as easy as it sounds. As a new parent, you may feel overwhelmed with all the information that comes your way. To stay …