Things to Know About Speed Sensing Steering
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by wpcars
1y ago
Before we delve into the nuts and bolts of speed sensing steering, it is important to know the base of how it functions: power steering. At its core, power steering is simply assisted steering. Having a vehicle with no power steering at all can be the cause of major issues when trying to maneuver at slow speeds or even when you are attempting to squeeze into a tight parking space. A lack of power steering would not be missed at highway speeds as you feel very connected and in control. Nonetheless, you would be hard pressed to find a modern car on the road today that was not equipped with power ..read more
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Causes and Symptoms of Gear Shifting Delay in European Cars
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by wpcars
1y ago
Gear shifting delays can be frustrating, and sometimes dangerous, for drivers. When you step on the gas pedal, you expect your car to respond quickly and smoothly, but if there is a delay in shifting gears, it can disrupt the driving experience. At Loudon Motorcars, we can help with your gear shifting delay issues. What causes gear shifting delays? Gear shifting delays can be caused by a variety of factors, such as mechanical problems, incorrect shifting technique, or computer-related issues. Mechanical problems: If your car’s transmission is damaged or worn, it may not shift smoothly or quic ..read more
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How To Use And Maintain Your Speed Sensing Steering System
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by wpcars
1y ago
Speed sensing steering is an innovative technology that has become increasingly common in modern cars. This system adjusts the amount of power assist provided by the steering system based on the car’s speed, making it easier to maneuver at low speeds and more stable at high speeds. How does speed sensing steering work? Speed sensing steering uses sensors to detect the car’s speed and adjust the amount of power assist provided by the steering system accordingly. At low speeds, the system provides more power assist to make it easier to turn the steering wheel. As the car’s speed increases, the s ..read more
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Reasons Behind Ignition Lock & Tumbler Failure in Your Mercedes
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by wpcars
1y ago
Over time in your Mercedes Benz, your vehicle’s key may begin to stick and eventually not turn, or the ignition lock/tumbler system will stop starting the engine. The term ignition lock cylinder is basically a fancy term for the keyhole that we use to power up the car. The issue of ignition lock and tumbler failure tends to be more common in older Mercedes models because many newer models use keyless entry and push-button start and keyless power starting system. Mercedes Benz vehicles are known for durability and longevity, and a failure within the ignition lock and tumbler oftentimes will com ..read more
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Why Did Your Car Fail the Smog Check Test?
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by wpcars
1y ago
In the environmental circumstances we currently find ourselves in, it is important to be aware of the impact we have on the environment. More importantly, we need to be taking the time to learn about the things we can be doing to make a difference. It may feel like the state of our current climate is both a daunting and insurmountable feat, but working together we can accomplish a great deal. These small steps start at home. Making an effort to do our part together does make a difference and prevents the problem from getting worse. Understanding car emissions and how much your vehicle is emitt ..read more
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When Should You Replace the Radiator Hose in Your BMW?
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by wpcars
1y ago
Continuing regular and routine maintenance on your BMW will tell you a lot about the health of your vehicle. Also, if you are participating in routine maintenance, then you will likely catch many problems before they turn into a pricey mechanical repair. Still, knowing when to replace the radiator hose will often not be the first on your list or the mechanic’s items to check during routine maintenance. The radiator hoses will usually need to be replaced when you begin to experience a leak or flaw in one of the hoses. Still, there are regular times to replace the hose if you want to stay ahead ..read more
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How to Troubleshoot the Coolant Pipe in a Porsche
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by wpcars
1y ago
There are very few things that are more important to the life of your vehicle’s engine than its cooling system. Similar to the oil system, the engine’s cooling system keeps things running smoothly and at the optimum temperature for efficiency and performance. Seeing as how the cooling system is so important, it is essential that you keep it in perfect working order, as there isn’t much room for error if issues do arise. To accommodate that, most cars on the road today are equipped with a gauge that tells you if your engine is running at the optimum temperature or not. Coolant System Failure an ..read more
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How a Manifold Hose Leak Affects the AC in Your Mercedes
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by wpcars
1y ago
Many of us spend all winter longing for those hot, sunny summer days. Driving down the highway with a breeze rolling in from the windows or a sun roof can be a dream. However, if you have ever experienced your Mercedes air conditioning not blowing out cold air as it should, you are aware of just how frustrating a problem it can be. Not have an air conditioning system that works properly on your daily commute in the city can make ten minutes feel like an hour! While most of us are able to recognize when our air conditioning isn’t working properly, we may not all know some of the most common rea ..read more
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What is the Role of the Clutch Slave Cylinder in Porsches?
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by wpcars
1y ago
If you drive a Porsche, you have a high-quality, high-performance vehicle. Many Porsches have a manual transmission. A clutch that is engaged and disengaged using hydraulic fluid instead of a cable operates with a clutch master and clutch slave cylinder. When the clutch pedal is being depressed, the driver squeezes a lever, which forces the hydraulic fluid through the hydraulic lines to what is called a slave cylinder. The slave cylinder houses a piston. For example, a Porsche 944 has a hydraulic clutch engagement system. There are no cables involved, so when you press on the clutch, pressuriz ..read more
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Why is an Immobilizer Used in Cars?
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by wpcars
1y ago
For many of us, our biggest fears as vehicle owners are somewhere between crashing, having mechanical issues of any kind, or having our vehicle broken into and perhaps having our vehicle stolen. Especially those of us that live in big cities or in high crime neighborhoods, we are looking for ways to protect ourselves and our vehicles. Beyond the use of car alarms and anti-theft sensors, many newer vehicles will also have immobilizers. Immobilizers do pretty much what it sounds like they do — they immobilize the vehicle to prevent another person from stealing your car and driving off with it wi ..read more
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