Basic Car Engine Parts
Most American adults can drive a car, but that doesn’t mean they know what to do when something’s wrong with it. Even those of us who may never be able to fix a car problem should be familiar with basic engine auto parts. This way, when the car starts making crazy sounds, we will at least be able to make an educated guess about where it might be coming from.
The most basic component of any engine is the cylinder, with basic engines having one cylinder and cars having as many as eight. Cylinders can be arranged in three different ways; inline, V or flat. The configuration of the cylinders affect the smoothness and different options work best depending on the vehicle.
The spark plug is the part of the engine that ignites the mixture of air and fuel to allow combustion to occur.
If the spark does not happen at exactly the right moment, then the car will not be able to run properly. If the car is difficult to start, especially on cold mornings, there is a good chance that there is a problem with the spark plug.
Another basic part of any engine that must be working properly is the valve. There are two kinds of valves in an engine, intake, and exhaust. This valve is opened and closed at the right time to open and fuel in and out. It’s important to close during compression and combustion to close the combustion chamber.… Continue reading >>>