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How Your Check Engine Light Works

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 20th, 2012 9:24am

Have you ever had an experience like this in Thousand Oaks CA? You drive through the one of those automatic car washes. When you get to the end, where the dryer is blowing, your check engine light started flashing! You fear the worst, but within a block or two, the light stopped flashing, but stayed on. By the next day, the light was off. You wonder; "What was going on?" Well, it's actually a good lesson in how the Check ...


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Check Engine Light

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 1st, 2010 8:25pm

Did you know that today's cars carry more computer power than the Apollo 121 Lunar Module that landed on the moon in 1969? New cars have as many as 12 networked computers and over five miles (eight kilometers) of wiring. In fact, for the last decade or so, computers have been controlling about 85% of your vehicle's functions. Cars have sensors for manifold air temperature, coolant temperature, manifold air pressure, ...


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What You Should Look For On A Test Drive

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 29th, 2007 2:23am

So you've done all the research and you know what type of car you want or maybe even the exact model, but you haven't tried it out. Don't you dare pluck down that cash before you take a test drive! Ask Patty has put together some tips for you to take with you to the car lot. Jot down these questions or print them out and make sure you skim through them before driving off into the sunset. Make sure to check ...


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