Suspension Lift Kits
Automotive Basics

Understanding Suspension Lift Kits

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

Understanding Cold Engine Starts

Starting a car with a cold engine is easier said than done. Cold weather will come; that’s for sure and inevitable. The trick is to not let cold engines stop you from driving your car without hassles. [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 vehicle. [Read More…]
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 them. The vehicle’s computer will communicate with sensors throughout the system to determine how much fuel to deliver to the engine and of course, how frequently. [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. [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 ratio of its length to the radius of its cross section is normally quite large, it would likely buckle under compression. [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…]
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 increase the efficiency of braking system. Earlier power brakes were not required as most vehicles had drum brakes. [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 battery ignitions have distributors. [Read More…]
Automotive Basics

Understanding the Brake Master Cylinder

Deep in the engine compartment, you find the heart of the brake system, the master cylinder. The master cylinder is a hydraulic pump that supplies hydraulic fluid under pressure to each of the wheels. Anything affecting the braking system of a vehicle is of utmost importance to the safety of the passengers. [Read More…]
Benifits of Fuel Injection
Automotive Basics

Understanding the Benefits of Fuel Injection

Fuel injection is an electronic system which injects fuel into an engine to burn. Nowadays, fuel injectors have become the primary fuel system in automotive engines. Earlier, carburetors were used in place of fuel injectors. In simple words, fuel injectors provide a way for fuel into an engine’s combustion chambers. [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. Most of us haven’t placed much thought behind how it is that our cars stop. [Read More…]
Transmission Mount
Automotive Basics

Understanding Transmission Mounts

In the pursuit of improving the way cars are built, the automotive industry introduced several applications that are out of plain sight but have proven to be quite effective given their respective purpose. One such of example of often ignored parts is the transmission mount. [Read More…]