Your car’s engine is made up of many parts, large and small. If even a very small part fails, chances are your car might not run. And, sometimes, even small part failures can cost big bucks to fix!
So, how does it all work? Well, the engine burns the fuel to generate the power. This is fed through the transmission, either manual or automatic, to the differential, a set of gears that turn the car’s wheels. Sounds simple enough, but it isn’t, really. How engineers worked this all out in the late 19th century still boggles the mind, don’t you think?
All of an engine’s parts have to work in perfect harmony -- pistons moving, valves opening at the right time, spark plugs firing at the right instance, gasses moved out of the engine. One little problem, and the engine might still run, but not efficiently.
We’re not going to ask you to diagnose engine troubles. No, we just want you to name engine parts based on the descriptions provided. Some of the parts are very large and heavy, while others weigh mere ounces and easily fit in your hand. Every one of them is essential to the car’s operation.
Even if you’re not a car buff, take this quiz. You could learn a lot about your car’s engine and maybe understand a technician when it’s time for a repair.
Up for the challenge? Go on, get started!