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Honda, The Cog Brake Job Gone Wrong How A Relay Works. Over-steer and Under-steer Explained, The Complex Version Best Tires In the Rear?
Honda, The Cog

My favorite commercial to date.

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Brake Job Gone Wrong

A customer recently brought his Ford in for service. At the time he was informed he needed new bakes front and rear. The customer declined the repair, citing “I can do that myself”. No problem at all, give us a call if there is a repair we can help you with.

A couple weeks later the customer returned, asking that the brakes be bleed. He had replaced the brake pads, and had the
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How A Relay Works.

A relay, in the most technical terms, is an electro magnet that acts as a switch. As the video shows, when power and ground are applied to the relay, the magnet becomes active, and the switch is completed. The infamous “clicking” one hears when a relay is activated, is the switch being magnetically drawn over to complete the circuit (please see video).

Ok, so a relay completes
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Over-steer and Under-steer Explained, The Complex Version

For those that felt the original over-steer versus under-steer was a bit too rudimentary, here is a slightly more in depth version.

Best Tires In the Rear?

Often times customers will have worn two of their tires out, but the other two are in fine shape. The customer will purchase two tires. The question now, where should those two best tires go? Contrary to what seems to be common sense, as well as common knowledge, the two best tires should go to the rear of the vehicle. This logic holds true whether the vehicle is front, rear, or all wheel drive.
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Although an apparently attractive alternative fuel, E85 is unethical. Here’s why.

Currently a bushel of corn produces about 2.8 gallons of ethanol.

Now let’s take a look at fuel economy. The average 2011 passenger car can drive 34 miles on one gallon of gas. The average 2011 light duty truck will go 25 miles. This is considerably better than the MPG ratings from 1980 (car 24 – Truck 18).

These MPG ratings are based on gasoline. You must remember that fuel economy for E85 is approximately 30% less than gasoline. It just so happens that fuel economy has increased since 1980 by about 30%, so E85 is like a 30 year time machine. The average 2011 car would only go 24 miles on a gallon of E85. The average 2011 truck would squeak out 18 miles on a gallon of E85.

So you take your bushel of corn, and you convert it into E85 and you can drive your
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Vehicle over heating? Vehicle not heating up fast enough? Vehicle heats up just fine but you get no heat in the cabin? This post is just for you! If you have overheated your vehicle, also read this .

One of the first things to note is that the temperature gauge in the dash often does not show an accurate representation of the actual engine coolant temperature. As you drive your vehicle, the coolant temperature fluctuates regularly, and that is normal. In order to convince your average driver all is well, the temperature gauge will sit right in the middle of the gauge as long as the temperature is close to proper operating temperature. In order to known exactly where your coolant temperature actually runs, I recommend purchasing a scan tool such as this one made by Autolink.

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My favorite commercial to date.

Two Socks