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Learn How Your Car Works

Learn How Your Car Works


Learn How Your Car Works

Where should you start with learning more about your car? At the beginning, the end, or anywhere in between. If you are facing a specific issue, then by all means start on that section. We won’t smack your fingers for going out of order. Each section stands on it’s own, so feel free to go it your own way. Out lined, are some of the broad categories of different parts of your car that you shold take time to learn about,

The General Car Exterior

  • The Car Body – It is important to learn how your car’s body is built, cared for, and repaired after an accident both the interior and the exterior.
  • The Wheels/Tires – Without them, you can only get too far! Your tires are your connection with the road. This is where it all starts.
  • The Drivetrain – From the clutch to axle, learn how your engines power reaches the ground. Does your car run as a Front Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive or as an All Wheel Drive.

The General Car Interior

  • The Brakes – This is one of the most critical systems that can never be neglected.
  • The Car’s Cooling System – Your car’s engine produces a lot of heat, the cooling system removes that heat and keeps the engine in a peak operating temperature range.
  • The Electrical System – Many systems in your car rely on electric power which starts at you battery and alternator. This system is especially important for hybrid or purely electrical cars.
  • The Engine – This is the driving force in your car, nothing is more complex.
  • The Exhaust – Your car’s exhaust carries away harmful gases and keeps the environment cleaner.
  • Fuel – Fuel (Gasoline, Diesel, LPG) powers your engine.
  • The HVAC System – The HVAC system keeps you warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
  • Oil & Lubrication – Oil keeps friction from ruining your engine and many systems in your vehicle.
  • Suspension – Your suspension helps your car deal with the bumps and curves of the road.
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