This article will highlight the various sensors that control the engine and explain their basic functions so you better understand how each one affects and interacts with the engine management system as a whole.
Here’s a list of ten tips and tools to make your life in the garage or shop a little bit easier. They’re cheap, easy and will save you some time.
In the quest for more horsepower, brakes are often the last items to be addressed - they’re dirty, hidden behind the wheels and don’t add any power; however, to safely increase a car’s performance, you must be able to harness all those extra ponies consistently and reliably.
Wheel style is usually the first consideration when selecting new aftermarket wheels because most wheels are purchased for their different-than-factory styling which helps personalize the vehicle's looks to match its driver's tastes. After that comes the functional requirements of selecting a wheel diameter, width and offset that are right for the vehicle and appropriate for the desired tire size.
No matter what you drive, your vehicle's development engineers were faced with considerations that ultimately affected its performance – bumper heights, snow chain clearance and the number of people the vehicle was designed to carry. To accommodate all of those variables, your car's suspension had to be tuned for average conditions, acceleration, braking and cornering. But if you're not average, you may want to tune your vehicle to better match your driving style.