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. [More…]
Air Intake
Automotive Basics

Understanding Air Intakes

There are various kinds of air intakes to choose from. Among the most popular styles of air intakes are short ram intakes, cold air intakes, and ram air intakes. If you are wondering how you could get the best air intake system, and what the differences between the various designs are, here’s what you need to know. [More…]
Throttle Body Fuel Injection
Automotive Basics

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 will use a vacuum to pull the fuel into the engine’s combustion chambers. [More…]
Disk Brakes
Automotive Basics

Understanding Disc Brakes

The disc and brake pad are the parts of the brake system that do the actual work of stopping the car. Disc brakes can come in several designs. To better understand how the disc brake works, we will go over the components of the brake and the technology behind how a disc brake actually functions. [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. [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. [More…]