Your Engine 101

Your Engine 101 - Car Engine Basics

Making sense of what’s under your hood can be a confusing, intimidating process,
but once you know a few key basics about your engine, you’ll be in the driver’s seat when it comes to quality car care and maintenance of your vehicle.

Car Engine Diagram

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Engine Component Diagram
Car Parts Trivia
  • On average, there are about 14,000 parts in a modern automobile.
  • There is about 3,000 feet of electrical wiring in every car.
  • Rear-view mirrors became standard equipment on all cars in production in 1916.
  • Car airbags explode at 200 miles per hour.
Sources: Car and Driving Trivia,;
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