Oxygen Sensors
Automotive Basics

Understanding Oxygen Sensors

It is necessary to have oxygen sensors as they are a vital component of a vehicle’s emission system All new vehicles have fuel injection systems, while only some older vehicles have them.  A computer regulates [Read More…]
Engine Ignition Coil
Automotive Basics

Understanding Ignition Coils

Ignition coils, also known as spark coils are an induction coil in an automobile’s ignition system. It transforms a storage battery’s 12 volts to the thousands of volts needed to spark the spark plugs. This [Read More…]
Steering Component - Tie Rod
Automotive Basics

Understanding Tie Rods

Tie rods are slender structural rods that are used as a tie and capable of carrying tensile loads only. A tie rod consists of an inner and an outer end. As the cross section width [Read More…]
How It Works - Automatic Transmission
Automotive Basics

Understanding Automatic Transmissions

Most vehicles sold in the United States since the 1950’s have had automatic transmissions. The vehicle’s gearbox is able to change the gear ratios automatically as the vehicle moves. This then allows the driver to be [Read More…]
Hot Rod and Classic Car Radiators
Automotive Basics

Understanding Radiators

A radiator is a common term for many different types of heat exchanges. The radiator can be located under the hood of the vehicle as it is mounted behind the vehicle’s grille. Radiators do not [Read More…]
How To Read A Tire Sidewall
Automotive Basics

How To Read A Tire Sidewall

The side of your tire — known as the sidewall — contains all of the information you need to know about your tire. Regardless of the manufacturer, all tires are required to show this information. [Read More…]
Understanding Power Brakes
Automotive Basics

Understanding Power Brakes

To enhance the efficiency of the braking system a new system was designed called power brake system. It is also called ‘power assisted‘ brakes. This system uses the power of engine and also battery to [Read More…]
Automotive Basics

Understanding Distributors

Distributors are an important part of the ignition system in an internal combustion engine. They are a device that routes the high voltage into the correct firing order to the spark plugs. Both magnetos and [Read More…]
Power Brake Booster - Vacuum Assist
Automotive Basics

Understanding Power Brake Boosters

To understand the principle behind a brake booster, it is important to understand how a basic brake system works. No one would disagree that brakes are essential to the vehicle and safety of the passengers. [Read More…]
Transmission Mount
Automotive Basics

Understanding Transmission Mounts

Comfort and utility have been two of the most looked into features of the modern automobile. Companies spend a substantial amount of time researching new technologies to provide consumers a comfortable and convenient driving experience. [Read More…]
Hot Rod Shoch Absorbers
Automotive Basics

Understanding Suspension

Springs Most conventional suspension systems use passive springs to absorb impacts and shock absorbers to control spring motions. The majority of land vehicles are suspended by steel springs, of these types: Leaf Springs Torsion Bars Coil Springs [Read More…]
How To Start a Hot Engine
Automotive Basics

Understanding Hot Engine Starts

It is usually a cold engine, which is exposed to extreme weather that is difficult to start. However, a hot engine can have problems too. They can be tough to start and many people don’t [Read More…]
Catalytic Converter
Automotive Basics

Understanding Catalytic Converters

A catalytic converter is a component found in the exhaust system of a vehicle. What the catalytic converter does is burn the carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons to create nitrogen. It does this by using platinum [Read More…]