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January 2019

Automotive Brakes

By | 2019-01-08T14:57:29+00:00 January 8th, 2019|Auto Care in Wellington & Royal Palm Beach, Auto Repair Tips and Information|

A brake is a mechanical device that inhibits motion by absorbing energy from a moving system. It is used for slowing or stopping a moving vehicle, wheel, axle, or to prevent its motion, most often accomplished by means of friction. Background Most brakes commonly use friction between two surfaces pressed together to convert the kinetic energy of the moving object into heat, though other methods of energy conversion may be employed. For example, regenerative braking converts much [...]

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December 2018

Lead–acid battery

By | 2019-01-08T14:46:30+00:00 December 27th, 2018|Auto Care in Wellington & Royal Palm Beach, Auto Repair Tips and Information|

The lead–acid battery was invented in 1859 by French physicist Gaston Planté and is the oldest type of rechargeable battery. Despite having a very low energy-to-weight ratio and a low energy-to-volume ratio, its ability to supply high surge currents means that the cells have a relatively large power-to-weight ratio. These features, along with their low cost, make them attractive for use in motor vehicles to provide the high current required by automobile starter motors. As they are [...]

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Automotive Batteries

By | 2019-01-08T14:25:35+00:00 December 8th, 2018|Auto Care in Wellington & Royal Palm Beach|

An automotive battery is a rechargeable battery that supplies electrical current to a motor vehicle. Its main purpose is to feed the starter, which starts the engine. Once the engine is running, power for the car's electrical systems is supplied by the alternator. Typically, starting discharges less than three percent of the battery capacity. For this reason, automotive batteries are designed to deliver maximum current for a short period of time. They are sometimes referred to as [...]

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November 2018

Automobile air conditioning

By | 2019-01-08T13:44:21+00:00 November 16th, 2018|Auto Care in Wellington & Royal Palm Beach, Auto Repair Tips and Information|

History A company in New York City in the United States first offered installation of air conditioning for cars in 1933. Most of their customers operated limousines and luxury cars. In 1939, Packard became the first automobile manufacturer to offer an air conditioning unit in its cars. These were manufactured by Bishop and Babcock Co, of Cleveland, Ohio. The "Bishop and Babcock Weather Conditioner" also incorporated a heater. Cars ordered with the new "Weather Conditioner" were shipped [...]

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How Automotive Air Conditioning Works

By | 2019-01-08T13:48:06+00:00 November 8th, 2018|Auto Care in Wellington & Royal Palm Beach, Auto Repair Tips and Information|

You’re stopped in traffic anytime in Florida outside of Winter. Sweat drips from your neck all the way down your back until your shirt absorbs it, making a damp spot between you and the seat. Your legs are either stuck to the vinyl upholstery or prickled by its cheap velvet. Your hands feel like they're about to slip off the steering wheel, and you're thankful your eyebrows are keeping the sweat from running into your eyes. Well, [...]

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October 2018

Diesel Engines

By | 2018-10-23T18:41:56+00:00 October 23rd, 2018|Diesel Engines|

Here is a little information about Diesel Engines. If you need a good diesel mechanic in Wellington or Royal Palm Beach, give us a call or drop on by. The diesel engine (also known as a compression-ignition or CI engine), named after Rudolf Diesel, is an internal combustion engine in which ignition of the fuel, which is injected into the combustion chamber, is caused by the elevated temperature of the air in the cylinder due to the [...]

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September 2018

Diesel Engine

By | 2018-10-23T19:23:12+00:00 September 15th, 2018|Diesel Engines|

Diesel Engine, any internal-combustion engine in which air is compressed to a sufficiently high temperature to ignite diesel fuel injected into the cylinder, where combustion and expansion actuate a piston. It converts the chemical energy stored in the fuel into mechanical energy, which can be used to power freight trucks, large tractors, locomotives, and marine vessels. A limited number of automobiles also are diesel-powered, as are some electric-power generator sets. Diesel Combustion The diesel [...]

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August 2018

Early History of the Diesel Engine

By | 2018-10-23T19:22:46+00:00 August 23rd, 2018|Diesel Engines|

Here is s short article to let you know how Diesel Engines came to be. If you need a good diesel mechanic in Wellington or Royal Palm Beach, give us a call or drop on by. Abstract: In the 1890s, Rudolf Diesel invented an efficient, compression ignition, internal combustion engine that bears his name. Early diesel engines were large and operated at low speeds due to the limitations of their compressed air-assisted fuel injection systems. In [...]

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July 2018

About Diesel Engines

By | 2018-10-23T19:54:55+00:00 July 30th, 2018|Diesel Engines|

If you need a good diesel mechanic in Wellington or Royal Palm Beach, give us a call or drop on by. About Diesel Engines Have you ever gazed in amazement as a giant truck crawls slowly up a hill? Probably not! Such things happen everyday. But stop and think for a moment about what's happening—how a huge, heavy load is being systematically lifted against the overwhelming power of gravity using nothing more than a few cups of [...]

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November 2017

Why do I have to change my oil?

By | 2017-11-13T06:15:59+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Auto Care in Wellington & Royal Palm Beach, Auto Repair Tips and Information|

Oil lubricates the moving parts of your engine. It keeps them cool by lowering friction and carrying the heat away. It also keeps any grit or tiny particles from scratching tightly-fitted parts. Heat breaks down oil and in this Florida weather it can happen faster than you are thinking. It can make the oil gummy or watery or possibly even both, so that it doesn't lubricate properly. The longer it's in the engine, the dirtier it [...]

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