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!

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...

Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensor

What is a Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensor? The Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor measures the amount of air that enters the intake system of the internal combustion engine. There are multiple types of Mass Air Flow sensors but the most popular type is hot wire sensors. Often times, an internal air temperature (IAT) sensor...

Why Is My Engine Idling Fast?

A look at some possible causes of an abnormally high idle speed. If you have noticed your car consistently idling at an abnormally high speed, that could be an indication of something not functioning properly in your car’s engine. But first, a higher idle speed is not always indicative of a problem. Occasionally in newer...

MUST HAVE TOOLS In Your Garage

Whether you’re just now getting into auto repair or have been in it for awhile now, we have compiled a list of MUST HAVE tools that are deemed useful in the garage while you’re working on your car. Check ‘em out! Ratchet Socket Set Having a ratchet and socket set is extremely useful and is...

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