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Is Android Auto Wireless? Does It Work With Bluetooth?

When Google announced Android Auto in 2014, it took another year for the tech giant to roll it out with different car models. At the moment, this feature is now supported by the majority of major car manufacturers and aftermarket head unit makers. While screen sizes for different infotainment systems vary, one of the things …

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Can You Watch Netflix on Android Auto? If So, How?

The whole idea behind Android Auto is to make it safe to use your phone while you are driving. Cellphones can be a huge distraction on the road, and the use of cell phones while driving has caused a lot of accidents. As a result, car manufacturers and services like Netflix will generally not allow …

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Do Electric Cars Have Alternators?

Electric cars do not have alternators. Instead, they have a  DC-to-DC converter. It recharges the 12-volt battery, which powers the car’s accessories. The battery also provides power to the electric motor that drives the vehicle. Why do electric cars not have alternators? This is a common question that people ask when they are considering purchasing …

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3 Types of Vehicle Tire Pressure Gauges

Sometimes I think school teachers receive more researched information from their learners than they give. Take my boy Sonny’s recent Science project, for example. For Sonny’s Grade 9 class Science project, the poor schumaks had to write a research paper on vehicle tire-pressure gauges, their origins and, as if that was not enough work, they …

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5 Different Types of Windshield Wiper Fluid

Windshield wiper fluids are essential in maintaining visibility on the road. However, they come in different types, making it difficult for vehicle owners to find the right one for their vehicles. If you have been caught up in a dilemma in which windshield wiper fluid to purchase, this guide will take you through the different …

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5 Different Types of Transmission Fluid

Your car has several fluids running through it – among them, the transmission fluid. Its job is to lubricate the bearings and metal parts inside your car’s gearbox. Therefore, these parts don’t wear down, especially when shifting. Notably, there are several types of transmission fluid – although there are two main types – all of …

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Do EVs Need Coolant?

Although electric vehicles operate differently than gas-powered vehicles, they still need coolant. The electric motors don’t use the same internal combustion engine as a gas-powered vehicle, but they do still require some fluids. The electric motor and battery can both become hot during normal operations. Of the two auto parts, the lithium-ion battery pack gets …

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Is Apple CarPlay Wireless? Does It Work With Bluetooth?

It is estimated that in 2018, 52 percent of the new cars sold in the United States were enabled with Apple CarPlay. One of the issues that many car owners and drivers are having with this remarkable system though, is that it can get rather cumbersome in the vehicle when there are many wires all …

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22 Different Types of Cleaning Products and Cleaners To Get Your Car Spotless Inside and Out

Because I live in an apartment building, I do not have the luxury of a garage. I live in an all-weather state, so my car gets really dirty with the rain and snow. Not to mention, the wear and tear of kids and other passengers beats on my interiors more than I’m sometimes comfortable with.  …

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5 Different Types of Car Mugs (Travel Mugs That Are Particularly Good for Vehicles)

When you’re setting out for a road trip, one of the most important things that must make it to the car is a mug full of a beverage that will keep you going. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve taken 12-hour road trips that started at 4:30 am. Best case scenario, you’re wide awake …

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16 Different Types of Key Chains (Practical, Novelty, Multi-function and More)

Key chains are such a simple but necessary item. If you are like me, you probably have not put much thought into your key chain but are glad you have one. On the other hand, if you are nothing like me, you have placed a tremendous amount of thought into your key chain or selected …

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Can You Use Apple CarPlay on an iPad?

The statistics about texting and driving are clear, as it can take your eyes off of the road for five seconds. Cue the world of tech innovation, where both automakers and smartphone and tablet developers put their strengths together to introduce to the world innovations like Apple CarPlay. With approximately 1.4 billion Apple devices used …

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