Smart alternators – avoid misdiagnosis

  1. Posted on January 4th, 2019 by Rob Marshall
  2.   While the internal combustion engine continues to receive a hammering from environmentalists, it is easy to forget that the proliferation of electronics in modern cars has made them far less polluting and considerably more efficient. The humble alternator, which charges the battery, is one such item that has evolved. Should you experience battery problems […]

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Sensors lead the way in warranty claim

  1. Posted on October 29th, 2018 by Rob Marshall
  2. A report that says sensors have pipped alternators to become a top warranty claim (for those sold by the RAC dealer network) came as little surprise to us, when the news hit GEM’s technical helpdesk. There are several reasons for this, such as virtually everything mechanical being influenced, or controlled, entirely by electronics that depend […]

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Your Guide To Servicing: Ignition Systems

  1. Posted on December 2nd, 2013 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2. All petrol engines require a healthy ignition system to run efficiently, therefore Rob Marshall advises on which components are likely to need attention.   The petrol engine ignition system has developed immeasurably over the past twenty years. Older cars, many of which are now regarded as classics, needed regular tinkering to their contact breaker points […]

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