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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…
Car alternator functions and its malfunction symptoms

Every car contains electrical components which must be powered in order for them to function. These components include the headlights, backlights, the dashboard instrument panel lighting, air conditioner and anything else electrical in the car. The three major components of…
Oxygen Sensor Functions and Failure Symptoms

Modern vehicles are fitted with hundreds of electrical sensors that are designed to monitor your vehicle’s performance. Some of the world’s biggest automobile manufacturers have introduced a range of different technological advancements that are designed to not only improve performance…