The ultimate guide to how cars work

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The engine

The engine is the heart of your car. It is a complex machine built to convert heat from burning...

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How manual gearboxes work

Internal-combustion engines run at high speeds, so a reduction in gearing is necessary to transm...

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How a car clutch works

The first stage in the transmission of a car with a manual gearbox is the clutch. It transmits en...

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How a diesel engine works

Traditionally, diesel engines have always been seen as noisy, smelly and underpowered engines of ...

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How car suspension works

There are various ways of attaching the wheels of the car so that they can move up and down...