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How Your Vehicle Works

by | Jul 28, 2015 | Auto Repair, Driving Habits, General Car Maintenance, Road Trips


Learning about the different systems of your car and how they all work together to keep you going down the road is very important. By learning how the engine powers all of the different systems in the car is essential to you being able to take care of your car in the way that you need to get maximum efficiency and use from it. Especially when you are having to make car repair or maintenance decisions, knowing what the mechanic is talking about can make a big difference in how comfortable that you feel, as well as how much money that you have to spend.

What the Transmission Does

We all know that the transmission is a very important system in the car, but most people really do not realize how important it is. The transmission changes the output speed and the power to allow you to have a car that is efficient at acceleration, as well as at high speeds when you are going down the road. Without a transmission, your car would have issues with customizing the output to your needs, which will use more gas and be harder on the engine.

The Carburetors are Important for the Performance of the Vehicle

Everyone has heard this term when they are talking about cars, but most people do not know what jobs that carburetors do in a car. A carburetor regulates the flow of air and gasoline in the engine. With too much air or too much gasoline, the car will not run as efficiently and may not even run at all. This balance is what the carburetor is responsible for to allow your car to run dependably each time that you get behind the steering wheel.

Check the Cylinders and other Parts

The cylinders and the spark plugs work together to create a mini-explosion inside the cylinders to create the power that your car needs to keep the engine running and you going down the road. The cylinders continually move up and down to keep the power going in your car. The more cylinders that your car has, the more power that you have. There is a lot of heat that is put out by a car engine and allowing this heat to build up without some way to cool it can overheat and quite working. The radiator serves as a heat exchanger that pushes the heat out of the engine area using coolant and tubes that run across the front of your car. A cooling fan is also used to help push as much of the heat as possible away from the engine to keep it running smoothly. Knowing about some of the basic systems of the car can help to give you the knowledge that you need to make informed decisions regarding maintenance and repairs. This can help to ensure your vehicle is in the best condition possible when you would need to drive it. Anytime there is an issue, make sure to bring it in as soon as possible so we can inspect the vehicle for you.