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Car Air Conditioning Explained

16 November 2015, 14:16

Car air conditioning is a system within your car that allows you to cool the interior air of the vehicle in hot weather, providing for a cooler environment for the occupants.

Air conditioning now comes as standard in almost all newly produced cars and is a feature that most car owners have come to expect.

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The concept of air conditioning in a car was first properly developed by the Packard Motor Company in the United States. In 1939, they launched air conditioning as an add-on extra for purchasers of their cars.

Air conditioning was initially slow to grow in popularity but by 1970, almost half of all new cars...

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Learn more about automatic gears

What are Automatic Gears?

13 November 2015, 11:00

Even though they are a lot rarer in the UK than in other countries, there are still a number of vehicles that use automatic gears rather than the more popular manual version.

However, it is perhaps fair to say that not everybody actually understands what is meant by the term and are just aware that it means you do not have to do the gear changing, but is that all that it means?

Basically, it means that the car has an automatic transmission and is able to change the gear ratios in accordance with the way that the car is being driven.

It then allows the driver to focus on the driving part whilst the transmission makes sure that the engine is not being put under any undue stress by being in the wrong gear.

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Learn more about shock absorbers

What are The Shock Absorbers?

09 November 2015, 15:38

Shock absorbers are an essential part of the entire suspension system of a vehicle and without them you would have a horrible ride and also encounter a greater number of mechanical issues.

If we break them down to the absolute basic explanation, then they are hydraulic devices that work to both control and alleviate the impact caused by the movement of both the springs and suspension of the vehicle.

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Shock Absorbers

As their name suggests, they help to absorb the shock and energy that is generated by this movement and act by protecting the actual fabrication of the entire **[suspension system](/jobs/suspensio...

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