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Monthly Archives: May 2018

Basic Car Components

1. Spark Plug- The use of spark plug is to bring sparks in the firing system of the engine before the combination of fuel to make the engine start.

2. Battery– To start the engine a car must have a battery just like a remote control items which have this component too.

3. Starter motor- This component is a mechanism to make the gearbox flywheel spin order to turn on the engine.

4. Firing distributor- In order to distribute the sparks, engine must have this as well as the spark plug cable before the engine can run. There 2 types of firing distributor which are electronic and non electronic firing distributor.

5. Plug cable- It is an important part to make the sparks distributed to all the spark plug and the engine can run on their own consistently.

6. Ignition coil- this is a mechanism to keep the sparks energy and it goes along with distributor to spread the sparks all over the engine using a plug cable.

All above are the basic components of firing system in any vehicle engine.

Now we move to the fuel system of a car. It is very important to know that fuel is a main component also in engine system,without fuel the engine cannot even run and the rest of engine components also cannot play their role.

1. Fuel pump- To spread the fuel to carburator or injector we need this component to suck fuel from the fuel tank.

2. fuel filter- To filter fuel from dust or any tiny items from fuel tank after reaching a fuel pump.

3. fuel tank- It is tank to keep the fuel and always located at the bottom of a car.

4. Fuel injection- as a new technology in automotive fuel system after carburator this components act as an injector to maintain the ratio of air and fuel in keeping the idle system of the engine to run.

5. Carburator- the old fuel system now being replaced by fuel injector and the role still the same.

Bumper Repair

o Don’t try to do it yourself. The Internet and car parts shops are filled with DIY bumper repair kits and other bumper paint options, but they rarely work. In fact, many plastic bumper repairs done by professionals are actually repairs of botched DIY repair jobs.

o Don’t pay more than you have to. Getting professional bumper touch-up work is actually quite economical, especially if you shop around for good prices ahead of time. When you choose a specialty plastic bumper repair company, you should be offered prices about 50 percent lower than what you’d expect from a traditional auto body and paint shop.

o Don’t go to them – let them come to you. The best companies for this type of work are mobile bumper repair companies. It’s pretty standard procedure for the professional come to your home or office to get the work done when it is the most convenient for you. Don’t settle for anything less.

o Don’t wash the car right away. Although you can touch the repaired area, and rain won’t do any damage, the scrubbing motions and the chemicals in soap can cause some of the fresh bumper paint to weaken. Wait at least one week before you wash your vehicle.

o Don’t wax the car for at least one month. As with washing, the chemicals in certain types of car wax can damage your new paint job. Allow it to harden and seal naturally, and then you can start treating your vehicle with normal care.

Deal With a Dead Car Battery

In any car, the battery should be checked regularly to make sure it’s working well.  Cables need to be correctly connected and battery posts should be clean.  If you’re unable to jump start your car, you’ll need to have it towed to a service station, so try everything else first.  Don’t just assume your battery is dead and you need a new one.  There are battery chargers and similar car accessories that plug into an outlet.  These can be used to fix your dead battery, or you could try jumper cables.  Just make sure you follow a few basic safety precautions before doing anything with the battery.

If you’re going to be working under the hood, you’ll need to make sure it’s secure to prevent it from falling unexpectedly.  A falling hood probably won’t injure you, but it can hurt!  Remember to check your manual to find out the correct way to deal with your battery, especially if you’ll be installing a new one.  Your car manual can tell you more about what to do with your specific make and model than any general article or piece of advice from a friend.  The newer and more advanced your car is, the more likely it is to have some kind of special instructions for dealing with a dead car battery.  The price of car parts, such as a new battery, will also depend on the type of car you have.  Some batteries are much more expensive than others.

Be extremely careful if you’ll be jump starting your car in the cold, since a dead battery can freeze if the temperature is below ten or fifteen degrees.  Jumping the car at this temperature could result in an explosion!  If you need to jump in this kind of weather, allow the car that’s being used to jump yours to run for a few minutes, with cables attached, to warm the battery.  If it’s very cold, you should stand ten feet or more from the car and wait up to half an hour.  Don’t be tempted to rush this – if you can, find a warm place to stay while you’re waiting for the car to start.

No matter what weather you’re jumping in, be sure not to make the final connection on the battery terminal.  That’s because dead batteries can off gas and sparks may ignite this gas.  Make the last connection on a metal surface in the car, instead.  Wear safety goggles if you can, and if they’re not available, don’t look at the battery when you make the connection – if an explosion occurs, this will protect your face.  Start both cars at once, and if yours is sluggish, let the other car charge your dead car battery for a few minutes.  If your headlights burn brightly, you should be able to start your car.

If you need a new battery, check for a store that sells car parts and car accessories, and be prepared to pay for it.  Installation can be done on your own, but remember the basic safety precautions and remember that you’ll be responsible for disposal of the dead battery after it’s removed.  A fresh battery in a car that’s in good working condition should last for years.  If it doesn’t – something else may be wrong, and different car parts may need to be replaced.  That’s one reason to have a professional check your car if you’re having battery problems.  He or she can recommend the right car accessories to fix the problem.

Replace the Wiper Blades

First you need to make sure you have the right kind of wiper blades. Most auto part stores are able to tell you or they will have a book that you can look up the make and model of your vehicle. They can vary in price starting as low as eight dollars.

Once you have the proper blades, you are ready to change them. First lift up one of the blades and pull up on it away from the car. The arm and blade will now be in a diagonal position and there should be a clip at the bottom. To actually remove the wiper completely you will need to lift up the clip and then remove the wiper.

Next, just snap the new wiper onto the clip. Ensure you replace the wipers with the correct size that you had removed. Often the driver side one is larger than the passenger side one. Repeat these steps for both the passenger and driver side. When finished, properly dispose of old materials.

You will now be able to see out of your windows on those rainy days. You will be happy to hear that you shouldn’t have a difficult time seeing out your windows anymore, well at least until you need to replace them again.