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Yearly Archives: 2021

What are the Symptoms of a Failing Transmission Speed Sensor?

What are the Symptoms of a Failing Transmission Speed Sensor?

A transmission speed sensor calculates the transmission gear ratio when in use. A car has two speed sensors: the ISS and the OSS, working together to show the transmission data to the car's powertrain module. The ISS sensor monitors the input shaft's speed. If these sensors get misaligned, the operation of the transmission system will be affected. The following signs will show you if your transmission speed sensor has failed. 1. Cruise Control Fails The main function of the speed sensors is to monitor the output and input shaft speed. But that's not the only function of these sensors. They also check cruise control. Cruise control is a system that controls the vehicle's speed automatically. Its proper functioning depends on the data from the transmission speed sensors. If it fails to work, then it means the sensors have malfunctioned. The PCM will transmit an error code to ECU, which will shut down. If that happens, it would be better to contact your mechanic immedia ... read more

Do a Car’s Tires Need To Be Replaced?

Do a Car’s Tires Need To Be Replaced?

When you're a first-time car owner, it can be quite alarming to realize all of the different things that need to be taken care of in order to ensure your vehicle keeps running smoothly. As a result of having to keep track of so many different areas, occasionally things fall by the wayside - especially a vehicle's tires. Your car's tires are immensely important to the overall drivability of your vehicle, and we're not exaggerating. Below, we'll go in-depth about when to replace tires, how to maintain tires, and more. 1. Keep Them Inflated If your tires aren't inflated correctly or begin to lose air pressure, you will see the effects of lessened fuel efficiency, lower drivability, and a general deterioration in performance. When we say drivability, we're referring to the overall handling of the vehicle - how easy it is to turn, maneuver, and how generally responsive the vehicle is. Lower air pressure than is recommended can make a vehicle feel sl ... read more

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