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Tire Pressure Monitors

  We all have heard how important it is to keep our tires inflated correctly, not only for optimum gas mileage, but also for handling and safety. Underinflated tires increase rolling resistance, resulting in a loss of fuel efficiency. The US Department of Transportation estimates that underinflated tires waste 2 billion gallons of fuel annually. […]

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Computers and your car

The first production car with a computer in it was the 1967 Volkswagen Type 3 ( Squareback ) equipped with Bosch D-Jetronic fuel injection. This system used 1 basic computer and had 4 inputs: engine speed ( rpm ) , throttle opening, engine temperature and manifold pressure ( a measurement of engine load). Ignition spark […]

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