Buying a used car
Buying a used car what you need to think about Buying a used car is a great way of cutting the cost of your driving as most new cars lose around 40% of their value in the first year. But there are risks so it's important to take your time rather than rush into any deal, and to buy as far as possible with your head rather than your heart. Pitfalls when buying a used car Clocking Clocking is th ...
The Brake System
Most brake systems use a layout very similar to that seen here, comprising the pedal, a booster, master cylinder, hydraulic lines and hoses, and calipers or wheel cylinders that apply pressure to a pad coated in friction material so that it pushes against a rotating disc or drum. Clicking on any of the links will take you to an animation explaining how it works, and highlighting the common failures ...
The Engine
The engine converts energy to mechanical motion. They come in two main types: gasoline and diesel. The main components of the engine include the engine block, crankshaft, connecting rods, pistons and the cylinder head. Other components attached to the engine like the timing belt, accessory drive belt and variable valve timing system are included in this section. The internal combustion engine ...
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