Automotive Basics

How To Use A Multimeter

How To Use A Multimeter ~ The digital multimeter is the go to tool for dealing with electrical problems in a car, and is the proper tool to measure voltage, current, and resistance. In fact, [Read More…]
Manual Clutch Set
Automotive Basics

Understanding Clutches

Clutches are a mechanism for transmitting rotation, which can be engaged and disengaged. When we talk about a clutch in everyday life, we mostly referring to a sub-component of a motor vehicle engine’s transmission that [Read More…]
Ignition System Coil and Distributor
Automotive Basics

Understanding Ignition Systems

The ignition system is a key component in making an engine run because it provides a way for the fuel mixture to burn. All gasoline engines require an ignition system. Most four stroke engines use [Read More…]
understanding spark plugs
Automotive Basics

Understanding Spark Plugs

A spark plug is a device that delivers electric current from the ignition system in the combustion chamber to ignite the compressed air/fuel mixture with a spark. Spark plugs a metal threaded shell, electrically isolated from a central electrode by a porcelain insulator. The central electrode, [Read More…]
Understanding Air Intakes
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Understanding Air Intakes

There are various kinds of air intakes to choose from, but if you are not aware of how each type works, you might get confused about which one is the best choice. Among the most [Read More…]
Throttle Body Fuel Injection
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Understanding Fuel Injectors

Fuel Injectors have totally replaced carburetors that were once used for fuel delivery. Fuel injectors are part of a computerized system that sprays the fuel into the combustion chambers at regular intervals – whereas carburetors [Read More…]
Automotive Basics

Understanding Disc Brakes

Disc brakes are standard on the front of most passenger vehicles. The majority of car makers have gone to four wheel disc brake systems. The rotor and brake pad are the parts that do the [Read More…]
Solenoid and Starter
Automotive Basics

Understanding Car Starters

Both the Otto cycle (which is a four stroke cycle that is most commonly used in vehicles today) and the Diesel cycle internal combustion engines require the pistons to be moving before the ignition phase [Read More…]
Fuel Filter
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Understanding Fuel Filters

Fuel filters are found along the fuel lines, either in the engine compartment or near the fuel tank. The fuel filter’s job is to trap large particles in the fuel and stop them from getting [Read More…]
Exhaust System
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Understanding Exhaust Systems

The exhaust system is a series of pipes that evacuate the spent gases from an engine. So basically, the exhaust system will just vent waste gases from the engine. It all depends on the overall [Read More…]
Suspension Lift Kits
Automotive Basics

Understanding Suspension Lift Kits

Lift Kits are used to raise a vehicle by suspending the frame, body, and power train above the wheels. It is a modification, often done by offroad enthusiasts to raise the ride height of their [Read More…]
Overheated Engine
Automotive Basics

Understanding Cooling Systems

Most of the energy in the gasoline is converted into heat. It is the job of cooling systems to take care of that heat. Therefore the cooling system is quite an important part of the [Read More…]