Category: Car Knowledge Center

Here we will discuss general car knowledge. If you’re curious about how your car works or why it does what it does, this is the category for you. We’re constantly growing our library so check back often for more information. Here’s a quick example: Have you ever wondered why your tires lose air? Quite simply put, it’s the same reason a balloon loses air, the air escapes. As impermeable as your tires may seem, air has a way of squeezing its way through the molecular makeup of the rubber used to make the tire, therefore losing air. Also, as the seasons change, the density of the air changes; cold air is more dense thus it has less air pressure. For more helpful info like this, click a blog and read up!

Top Tips For Selling Your Car

Fix mechanical issues Most car buyers are looking for safe and reliable vehicles that are free of issues. If there are any lights on in the dash, such as the check engine light, brake light, ABS light, washer fluid low light, tire light, etc., this will instantly devalue your vehicle. Buyers view this as an...

Should I Sell My Car?

If you’ve made it to this page, there’s a reason you're wondering whether or not you should sell your car. Here, we will discuss the different reasons you are looking to sell and if you should sell. Let’s explore what considerations should be made in determining if the time is right to sell your vehicle....

What is Engine Knocking and What Causes it?

Definition of Engine Knock For the purpose of this article, we will be talking specifically about spark knock, which is caused by pre-ignition (the ignition of the mixture prior to the spark plug firing) or detonation (the spontaneous combustion of the remaining fuel/air mixture in the chamber). Check out this video of an F-150 for...

How To Reset The Check Engine Light

If you’ve gotten to this page obviously your check engine light must be on, and there are several scenarios you may be in. If it’s illuminated solid, then there is a code in the system. This could be something easy to fix or something that requires some diagnostics. Check out our Blog for help with...

Game of Thrones Characters as Cars

!!!THIS IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT INFORMATION!!! After about 100 years of waiting, Game of Thrones fans’ prayers were finally answered when the show premiered its 8th and final season last Sunday. FIXD’s office (which is filled with GoT fanatics) has been abuzz with heated debate for months now over the fates of our individual favorite characters,...

Cars in the Apocalypse? We’ve Been Lied to!

For one reason or another, human beings have a strange and long held obsession with zombies and the apocalypse. I’m not exactly sure what that obsession says about humanity, but nevertheless, we can all agree that an obsession clearly exists. Countless movies and TV shows have been made about trying to stay alive in a...

Intake Air Temperature (IAT) Sensor

What is the Intake Air Temperature (IAT) Sensor? The Intake Air Temperature (IAT) Sensor is used by the engine’s Power Control Module (PCM) to decide at which rate the engine should spark and inject fuel to obtain optimal performance. This is possible because the IAT sensor uses the air density and air temperature in the...

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