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The modern automobile is comprised of many different systems.

One of the most popular upgrades that truck and Jeep owners like to make is increasing the size and width of their wheels and tires.

Suspension springs are made from coiled steel, and are commonly coated with a protective powder coating or paint to protect them from rust and deterioration.

On many vehicles, a mechanical throttle cable connects the accelerator pedal to the throttle.

The coolant system in today's modern vehicle is designed as a closed loop system.

The track bar is a suspension component typically found on vehicles with solid axles, both in rear and four wheel drive applications.

Lock cylinders are used in a wide variety of key-locking devices.

All relays, including your headlight closure relay, are used to keep high amperage and voltage systems away from the driver as a safety measure.

When the temperature begins to fall, one of the most important components on your vehicle is the heater.

When cruise control systems were first introduced, they usually were activated by a series of switches that ranged from dash controls to secondary turn signal switches.

Shock absorbers play a vital role in the ride and comfort of your vehicle.

The serpentine belt is connected to and moved by the engine crankshaft pulley.

Unless you drive a newfangled hybrid or electric car, the AC compressor in your vehicle is driven off a belt.

The speed of an engine’s RPMs while at a stop is called idle or idle speed.

The brake booster provides power assistance during braking.

When people talk about routine maintenance greatly lengthening the life of a car, they are usually referring to simple services like replacing the fuel filter and changing the oil at regular intervals.

Power seat position and operation is controlled through the power seat switch.

A combination valve provides everything you need to balance your brake system in one compact unit.

Glow plugs are used in diesel engines to help heat the fuel in preparation for the combustion chamber when the engine is cold.

The air injection system introduces oxygen into the exhaust to reduce emissions.

The license plate lights on a vehicle are for just that, they light up the area on the back of the vehicle so that people can see the license plate.

A valve cover leak can occur well before you ever know it is there.

On automatic transmissions, several sensors, including the speed sensors, mass airflow sensors and throttle position sensor, contribute and input digital information to the powertrain control module (PCM) and the transmission control module (TCM) so that your car can make proper adjustments based on driver commands.

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