Fred Bordoff

Automotive Expert

Fred Bordoff has been a specialist in automotive diagnostics and repairs for over 30 years. He is currently the owner and president of NYCAT, the New York Center for Automotive Technology, a state-of-the art facility specializing in automotive diagnostics and repair, located in Long Island City.

Articles by Fred Bordoff

Guides

The Ignition System

The purpose of the ignition system is twofold: first to create a voltage high enough (20,000+) to arc cross the gap of a spark plug, thus creating a spark strong...Read more

DIY

How to Avoid Being Ripped Off

At one time or another, every motorist has been left stranded by the side of the road waiting for a tow truck. At this point the motorist is at the...Read more

DIY

Common Questions Asked by Motorists

Q: Every once in a while I can hear a squeak or metal grinding noise coming out of the front wheels. It happens mostly at low speeds while turning. When...Read more

Guides

Charging Systems

As mentioned earlier, the battery is the heart of the electrical system in the car. Something has to keep feeding the battery, or it will lose it's voltage and fail...Read more

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Automobile Battery: Everything You Need to Know

The automotive battery, also known as a lead-acid storage battery, is an electrochemical device that produces voltage and delivers current. In an automotive battery we can reverse the electrochemical action,thereby...Read more

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Fuel System

The function of the fuel system is to store and supply fuel to the cylinder chamber where it can be mixed with air, vaporized, and burned to produce energy. The...Read more

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The Starting System

The "starting system", the heart of the electrical system in your car, begins with the Battery. The key is inserted into the Ignition Switch and then turned to the start...Read more

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Emission Control Systems

The need to control the emissions from automobiles gave rise to the computerization of the automobile. Hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide and oxides of nitrogen are created during the combustion process and...Read more

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