shutterstock_105380801-ogIt’s important that you understand your car. The better you understand it, the more likely you are to be able to figure out when there is a problem. In addition, knowing your car helps you feel more comfortable with it, and with fixing it when there are small issues.

1. Spark Plug

One of the parts of the engine that you need to understand is the spark plug. Your car has several spark plugs. These are the items that ignite the fuel and air mixture that is in the engine, so that combustion happens. It’s important that your spark plugs are working properly, because otherwise the engine won’t get the spark it needs, and the car won’t work. The spark is needed to heat and cause friction in the engine. In addition, each cylinder needs its own spark plug. So, if you have a four cylinder car, you should also have four spark plugs.

2. Cylinders

The cylinders in an engine are the core of how it works. There are usually four, six, or eight cylinders in a car, and they can be arranged in different ways. They are either inline, V, or flat, and each configuration offers a different way the car runs in terms of smoothness. It can also change the cost of the car and the shape. The configurations also explain how the cylinders line up. The cylinders are the space in which the pistons are able to move, keeping the engine going.

3. Pistons and Piston Rings

The pistons are an important part of the engine. They are the actual piece of cylindrical metal that moves up and down within the cylinder. It’s important that the piston has a tight fit within the cylinder, otherwise it won’t work properly. Pistons allow for the friction that is needed to keep an engine going properly. Because of this, loss of friction will keep an engine running at low performance.

In addition to the pistons themselves, it’s important that the piston rings are secure and tight. The piston rings ensure that the seal between the piston itself and the cylinder stays secure. Piston rings provide the car with a few benefits, including ensuring that the fuel and air mixture in the engine doesn’t leak from the combustion chamber. In addition, it keeps the oil in the car from leaking into the combustion area.

4. Distributor

The spark plugs need something that gets them going. This is the distributor. It sparks the spark plugs. The high voltage that is distributed to the spark plugs is produced by the coil on the distributor. The distributor moves between each of the spark plugs in the engine, ensuring that they get ignited at the right time.

There are many pieces to your car’s engine. As you start to learn more about the engine and how it works, you will better understand what types of problems you may come across with your car. On top of this, you’ll be able to figure out if you can fix the problem yourself or not.

Know Your Engine Part and What They Do

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