The ultimate guide to how cars work

Your complete & free guide to every part of a car.

Popular articles

Basics

The engine

Different engine layouts The simplest and most common type of engine comprises four vertical cyl...

Basics

How manual gearboxes work

Constant-mesh four-speed gearbox The gears are selected by a system of rods and levers operated ...

Basics

How a car clutch works

How a clutch works The first stage in the transmission of a car with a manual gearbox is the...

Basics

How car suspension works

Suspension types There are various ways of attaching the wheels of the car so that they can move...