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Dear Start My Car,
I couldn’t wait to share this great news with you. We have often repeated that we “Have the largest online range of vehicle parts in Africa.” Well that just became even more the case. I am thrilled to announce that we will be soon be stocking two new premium brands: SKF and Teknosa. This will add over 60,000 applications to our current offerings. If that isn’t something to get excited about then I don’t know what is.
We are also excited to be kicking off the “Ask our expert” segment where we answer a vehicle related query from one of our readers. We have a dedicated expert who takes each question as seriously as you do. Send us yours and we will see what we can do to help. This is what the Start My Car community is always about.
Have a look at the article of the week below. I thought that you would find this interesting and don’t forget to have a look at our specials and products. As always, please let me know if there is anything at all that we can add or that we can do to make your experience a good one.
Stay safe and drive carefully.
“I need some assistance form a salesperson” are words that are very much starting to become obsolete.
Well, in this day in age the consumer has started to awaken to the absolute fact that all the information they require about a product can be found at the touch of a button, a mobile app and a decent internet connection.
“Not much has changed in the retail automotive space for nearly 121 years since the first car dealership opened near Cleveland in 1898. But ecommerce is set to change automotive retailing in a big way, just as it’s changed the way consumers shop for everything else.” – according to an article published by digital commerce 360.
But how much information do we need in order to make a purchase choice and how do we justify our selection?
Either we know the product, or we do our research based on the quality of the content provided, or even more importantly on previous customer reviews, which play a critical role in consumers checking out on their basket selection.
Nevertheless, there is an array of quality, affordable spare parts readily available online for purchase 24hrs a day, 7 days a week.
So why not ‘check out’ with some of our fantastic, top selling spares this week:
Keep safe, Keep Connected
Eliminating other causes
At times, a poor electrical connection at the air flow sensor connector could also cause the air flow readings to be out of range. For this reason, the air flow sensor connector terminals as well as the wiring needs to be carefully inspected.
Alternatively, if an air filter is not installed properly, or the air filter box is not properly closed, a piece of debris can get sucked into the mass air flow sensor and cause problems. Sometimes the debris can fall in during the air filter replacement. In this case, the repair is easy. The mass air flow sensor must be cleaned, and the air filter must be reinstalled correctly or replaced.
How to Clean a Dirty Mass Airflow Sensor
You should clean your mass airflow sensor every six months, or every time you service your car. Cleaning it when you change your air filter will be a good way to save both time and money.
• Remove the Sensor
To clean your mass airflow sensor, first, you must remove it. The sensor is in your car’s airbox housing, or air mass meter housing. When removing the sensor, be sure to never touch the wires, as they are delicate and small. If it is broken or damaged it will need replacement, prices start at R895.00 so it is best to be cautious.
• Clean the Sensor
Use a special mass airflow sensor cleaner, or oxygen sensor safe carb cleaner and spray it onto your sensor, follow the product instructions, making sure not to damage your sensor.
• Dry and Reinstall the Sensor
After cleaning your mass airflow sensor with either the cleaner, let it sit, for 20 minutes or more. The sensor must be completely dry before it can be reinstalled in your car, otherwise you may damage it.
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