How to Prevent Auto Theft

By Lori Straus Earlier this year, Volkswagen released a popular commercial for the Jetta GLI that suggests that the car’s stick shift prevents auto theft. Although news stories about car thefts abandoned because of stick shifts show up on occasion, driving one doesn’t necessarily protect your car from theft. On the other side of the

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Speed Limiters on Cars

Basically, speed limiters are connected to the engine’s computer and prevent the car from reaching top speeds. Once sensors report that a vehicle is traveling faster than it’s allowed to (based on the manufacturer’s specifications, not road signs), it signals to the engine to reduce the flow of air and possibly also the sparks that create combustion.

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