Helpful Automotive Resources
September 29, 2020 What Does Sport Mode Do?Sport mode fine-tunes a car’s throttle response, steering response, and shift points. In an automatic transmission, switching to this mode usually allows the transmission shift to happen later in the RPM range. This will enable the engine to maximize its power.
October 27, 2020 P0109 Code: MAP / BARO Sensor Circuit IntermittentDiagnostic trouble code (DTC) P0109 stands for “MAP/BARO Sensor Circuit Intermittent.” It is triggered when a vehicle’s PCM has detected a possible issue in the MAP sensor or BARO sensor circuit. The error code is specifically logged once the PCM perceives an intermittent sensor reading from either the MAP or October 16, 2020 New Features, Price Bump in Line for 2021 Chevy Silverado HDThe truck will also feature new technology such as a trailer length indicator to assist drivers when changing lanes as well as a jackknife alert that notifies if a trailer could jackknife into it. A cargo-bed view enhancement will also be added, making it easier to align and hook up October 08, 2020 Ram Outsells Silverado in Q3 of 2020This brings Ram’s current total to 402,410 pickups in 2020—only a few thousand units behind Chevy’s 409,967 Silverado sales, of which 156,157 were from the third quarter of the year. However, despite the Silverado 1500 sliding 9.6% down in sales, the Silverado HD variant countered it with a 9.1% increase October 08, 2020 Semifinalists for 2021 North American Car of the Year AnnouncedA total of 27 models were included in the list: eight sedans, 15 SUVs, and four trucks, all of which were either renewed or redesigned for the next year. As expected, utility vehicles dominate the lineup, including new generations of some highly anticipated nameplates such as the Ford Bronco Sport,