September, 2011 Archives - Tomorrows Technician
Undercover: Stopping Power — Servicing Ford’s Hybrid Braking System

In traditional vehicles, the energy used to decelerate the car is lost as heat when the driver applies the brakes. Hybrids, on the other hand, can recover a substantial portion of what would otherwise be “lost energy” and store it in the battery for later use. This is known as regenerative braking.

Instructor Insight: Checking Out The Causes of Check Engine Lights

Replacing O2 sensors when replacing spark plugs is a good habit

Under the Hood: Hybrid Engine Technology Interchange

Toyota’s Synergy Drive System Under a Nissan Hood

The Real World: ‘Bay Watch’ — Staying Safe When Servicing Hybrids

An increasing number of hybrid vehicles entering the bays of automotive and collision repair facilities means that you need the proper training to ensure accurate repairs and keep yourself safe.

On the Cover: Cadillac Ciel Concept Celebrates the Journey

The spacious and elegant concept car Ciel is powered by a twin-turbocharged version of the 3.6-liter Direct Injection V-6 engine, paired with a hybrid system using lithium-ion battery technology.

Crossword Puzzle: September 2011

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