How do brakes work?

by Chris Woodford. Last updated: August 22, 2019.You're driving along quite happily when, all of a sudden, a dog runs out into the road just in front of you. You have a split second to react to what's happened. When you stamp on the brakes, you confidently expect they'll bring you to a halt in…

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Difference Between Petrol Engine and Diesel Engine – Difference Wiki

Difference WikiAutomobile Harlon MossUpdated: June 27, 20192 Min Read Main DifferenceThe main difference between petrol and a diesel engine is the way they work and Use their fuels. What happens in a petrol engine is that at first the fuel is mixed with air, then pistons compresses it and after compression it is ignited by…

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Starter motor, starting system: how it works, problems, testing

Home » How car parts and sensors work » Starting systemUpdated: February 12, 2019A starter is an electric motor that turns over or "cranks" the engine to start it. It consists of a powerful DC (Direct Current) electric motor and the starter solenoid that is attached to the motor (see the picture).In most cars, a…

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How does an engine cooling system work?

A car’s engine operates most efficiently at high temperatures, emitting less pollution and keeping its components in top condition. However, as a car burns fuel, it produces a surplus of heat. The job of the car’s cooling system is to allow the engine to quickly attain its maximum temperature, maintain that temperature during its use…

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Engine lubrication system

Engine oil - or motor oil , it’s the same thing - is pumped around the engine by the lubrication system. It’s essential to reduce friction, heat and wear between moving parts. Without a supply of oil, the engine would wear out very quickly and stop running. Source

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How turn signal flasher works — Ricks Free Auto Repair Advice

> > How turn signal flasher worksHow a mechanical turn signal flasher worksMany people wonder how the older mechanical (or thermal) turn signal flasher works. They are mechanical switches that switch power to the turn signal bulbs using a bi-metallic strip of metal and a heater. These are called thermal flashers because they relay on…

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Testing and replacing a flasher unit

There are two basic types of flasher unit. One is operated by a piece of wire or a bimetallic strip which expands and contracts as it is heated by the current ; the other is a relay operated by a transistorised circuit .The first type is easy to locate if it is working at all…

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How Hybrid Cars Work

Have you pulled your car up to the gas pump lately and been shocked by the high price of gasoline? As the pump clicked past $20, $30, $40 or even $50, maybe you thought about trading in your car for something that gets better mileage. Or maybe you're worried that your car is contributing to…

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Toyota to produce hybrid transaxle and new petrol engines in Poland

 Hybrid transaxle production to start in late 2018 at TMMP New petrol engines to be added to production line-up at TMIP in 2017 and late 2019 Combined additional investment of 150 million euros Jelcz-Laskowice and Walbrzych, Poland, 20 October 2016―Toyota Motor Europe announced today that it will start production of a hybrid transaxle in 2018…

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How Does My Car’s Transmission Work?

November 12, 2013There are many parts to any car, thousands in fact, but some of the systems that control what your car does and how it does it can be more important than others. The transmission is one of the most important, as without it, the power from the engine could never reach the wheels,…

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How car electrical systems work

The electrical system of a car is a closed circuit with an independent power source the battery . It operates on a small fraction of the power of a household circuit.A typical electrical system Apart from the main charging, starting and ignition circuits, there are other circuits that power lights, electric motors, the sensors and…

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How Brakes Work

NEXT PAGE  We all know that pushing down on the brake pedal slows a car to a stop. But how does this happen? How does your car transmit the force from your leg to its wheels? How does it multiply the force so that it is enough to stop something as big as a car?When you…

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Diesel Vs. Petrol Engine: What’s The Difference?

Now, what is a diesel engine and a petrol engine? Petrol and diesel engines are the main engines in the automobile industry today and both are internal combustion engines. The diesel engine is an internal combustion engine in which air is compressed to sufficiently high temperature to ignite diesel fuel injected into the cylinder, where…

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Starting System – Learn how a vehicle’s starting system works

Starting System BasicsThe engine can’t “start” rotational movement on its own. It needs an electric motor to get it up to a minimal RPM to run, then the engine can run under its own power. The starter is the biggest load on the vehicles electrical system. We cannot simply run all that current through the…

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How an Engine Cooling System Works

The cooling system is the unsung hero of the internal combustion car engine. It quietly keeps your engine at operating temperature, preventing overheating, and all the while supplying toasty cozy heat to the passenger compartment. The only time we notice the cooling system is when it fails, and that can quite often be catastrophic.The temperature…

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How an Engine Lubrication System Works

If you know one thing about car maintenance, you know that you have to change the oil regularly. What you probably don't know is where the oil goes, what the oil is actually oiling, or why it has to be changed all the dang time.The number one function of oil in the engine is exactly…

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