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What Does A Catalytic Converter Do?

It is generally hard to know all the parts in your car and even harder to know what all of them do. A catalytic converter is one of those parts. In recent years, thieves have gained interest in this specific part, but what is it? What is a catalytic converter? A catalytic converter is a component of your car's exhaust system that, through a chemical reaction, transforms hazardous engine exhaust particles into less hazardous ones. Usually, the majority of the exhaust's "bad" hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, and nitrogen oxides are changed into "less harmful" carbon dioxide, nitrogen, and water vapor. Midway through the 1970s, catalytic converters started to appear in a lot of cars, and they swiftly spread to practically all of them. Although they can be any size or shape, catalytic converters are often placed in the exhaust system in between engine and the muffler. The converter is positioned near the engine practically because it requires tremendous heat to ... read more

What To Include In Your Car Emergency Kit

Whether you’re going on a road trip or simply commuting to work, it is always a good idea to have an emergency kit on hand. While maintenance can certainly prevent unwanted breakdowns, vehicle accidents can still happen. To make sure you and the rest of your family are safe on the road, we advise you to always have supplies on hand.   No matter when incidents occur, preparation is key to conquering the fear or stress that may ensue. Here are some of the must-haves that you should have in your vehicle: First Aid Kit Your car first aid kit should have an assortment of band-aids, eyewash, antiseptic spray, burn spray, antibiotic ointment, tweezers, gauze, pain relief tablets, wire scissors, gloves, ice pack, blood stopper compress, etc. Whether a vehicle is involved or not, you can help those with various injuries. Fire Extinguisher Let’s not forget how flammable our cars can be, especially the gas-powered ones. In the event of a really bad accident, your car or ano ... read more

What Can Cause My Car Not To Start?

The advancement of modern automobile technology has eliminated the necessity for most daily manual car status checks. Even though technology has improved a lot of things, there are still a few things you should check if your car won't start. Empty fuel tank There are instances when the answer to an issue may be found in a straightforward manner. Don't forget to fill up your fuel tank before you hit the road. Also, don't allow your gas tank to get too low. Moisture from within the tank may freeze, causing ice that might harm the engine in cold weather. Dead Battery The other most common reason a car won't start is a dead battery. More often than not, batteries die unexpectedly. If the battery is weak, there is a possibility that the starter may be spinning slowly. Batteries may run out for various reasons, such as accidentally leaving lights on, faulty wiring, or a defect in the battery owing to its age. Bad Alternator A faulty alternator and a dead battery go hand ... read more

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