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Electric VS Hydraulic Power Steering

Power steering is a system in cars that makes it easier for drivers to steer their wheels by assisting them with the torque. The traditional form of power steering is hydraulic power steering, which consists of hoses, drive belt, fluid,…
Limited slip differential vs. locking differential

Locking differentials and limited-slip differentials both serve similar functions, but they also have some differences as well. They both get installed onto the axles of a car in order to give the wheels better traction while enduring rough environments, like…
Brake problems in cold weather

If you live in climates where cold weather is common then it could cause problems for your brakes. Now mechanically speaking, cold temperatures don’t actually ruin your vehicle’s brakes. But what they can do is cause your brake rotors and…
Spark plug misfire symptoms

Spark plugs are the main component of an engine’s ignition system. They ignite the mixture of fuel and air in the combustion chamber from the electrical current it gets through the ignition coil. This ignition keeps all the cylinders in…
Cylinder head crack repair cost

Cylinder heads are located on top of the cylinders that are inside an internal combustion engine. The pistons close the heads on top of the cylinders, creating a combustion chamber that compresses the contents of the cylinder. Cylinder heads obviously…
Brake drum & shoes working principle

The brake drum is pretty much the same as a brake disc. When someone puts their foot on the brake pedal in their car, the brake shoes press up against a surface that is spinning quickly. This spinning surface is…
Petrol engine working principle

A petrol engine is the standard four-stroke engine found in most vehicles that run on gasoline. It is basically a machine that generates power for the vehicle by converted fuel energy into heat energy, which in turn causes the vehicle…
Diesel engine thermal efficiency

The process of how a diesel engine works is quite fascinating. The diesel fuel itself is a petroleum-based fuel that contains three essential hydrocarbons that go into the cylinder of the engine. But first, air is pulled into the cylinder…