Before the invention of power brakes, cars were designed with manual brakes. They are still the preference of race car, sports car, and performance car drivers because they require more precise interaction with the brake pedal.
Motor Oil lubricates various parts of your car’s engine, thereby reducing friction so that the parts move easier. Engine oil also cleans the engine, inhibits corrosion and helps cool the engine by carrying heat away from moving parts.
Mounting tires is the act of placing tires on the wheels/rims and installing them onto the axels of the car. When this is done, the wheels require balancing to ensure that there are no spots on the tire that will wear unevenly. This is accomplished using a special machine that determines when the wheel and the center of gravity are identical to the axis of rotation.
MPG stands for Miles Per Gallon, a measurement that lets you calculate how many miles you can travel on one gallon of gas. Each car is designed with a maximum MPG capacity, but the actual number of miles your car gets per mile varies greatly due to driving conditions. Driving on city streets or in traffic where you stop and go a lot diminishes the amount of miles per gallon your car will travel.
The Muffler is a device designed to limit the amount of noise emitted from your car’s exhaust system. Over time, mufflers can suffer from corrosion or become damaged by rocks and debris in the road because of their placement on the undercarriage of the car.
Multigrade Oil is designed for people living in cold climates where the temperatures drop below freezing. Multigrade oil is thinner in cold temperatures, which allows it to move through the engine better. Conversely, this oil becomes thicker in temperatures above 100° F, which helps keep the engine cooler.
There are two manifolds in a car: an intake manifold that distributes the fuel-air mixture to the cylinders and an exhaust manifold that delivers exhaust out the rear of the car. With wear and tear, manifolds can suffer from cracks and faulty gaskets.
The Manifold Heat Control Valve Forces hot exhaust gases up around the base of the carburetor and intake manifold to warm the fuel-air mixture. If additional heat is not supplied, the gasoline can easily condense back into a liquid as the fuel-air mixture comes in contact with the inner surfaces of the intake manifold. This improper fuel mixture typically causes rough idle, reduced power on acceleration, and engine stall.
A Manual Transmission car, also known as a stick-shift car, is a type of transmission that requires the driver to change gears manually using a clutch pedal. Manual transmissions have the advantage of giving you a little extra power on initial acceleration. They can also offer slightly better gas mileage than automatic transmission vehicles. However, in high-traffic conditions, they are more tiresome to drive.
The Master Cylinder in your brake system converts non-hydraulic pressure into hydraulic pressure your wheel cylinders use to push your brake pads against the rotors to slow down and stop the vehicle. Problems can occur if there is not enough hydraulic fluid in the cylinder as a result of a leak.