We’re compiling a series of articles that tackle everything you need to know about automotive parts – whether you’re a car enthusiast, automotive entrepreneur, or just the regular backseat driver.
Being familiar with the different parts of your car has all sorts of benefits.
For one, maintaining your car will be much easier, with you knowing how each of the parts work. Also, it would be easier to troubleshoot car problems, which will save you money instead of going to the shop when you can fix the problem on your own, or will save you large repair costs if you can nip the problem in the bud.
What’s more, it will be extremely useful, even life-saving, during car emergencies while on the road.
Now let’s begin with the basics:
Below is a simple diagram of the parts of a car, this may vary with different car models, but the basic set-up would probably be the same. Key parts to remember are the radiator, muffler, and leafspring, among others.
- Radiator – helps to remove heat from the cooling system as coolant, which absorbs the heat from the engine, passes through it.
- Muffler – reduces the noise emitted by the exhaust of cars. You’ll notice a radical difference in the noise level of a vehicle with a muffler and a car without.
- Battery – supplies the initial burst of electrical power that starts the engine.
- Alternator – is the “alternative” to the battery, it recharges the battery and supplies power to all electrical components while the engine is running.
- Suspension system – receives all the shock and jolts from the roads, keeping the wheels of the vehicle on the ground as much as possible. Leafsprings are a type of suspension that are used by many to stabilize their vehicles, especially for those carrying heavy load.
These are just some of the parts that are vital to your car’s well-being. We’ll be giving you helpful tips and in-depth information about these in our next entries.