Monthly Archives: April 2015

How Does My Car’s Suspension Work?

Unless you just started driving, you probably know what your suspension does; it keeps your car from bouncing around and jostling you. Also, you may not know, it gives your car better control during turns and stops. You probably appreciate this, so you might express interest in knowing how your suspension works. To help you, we’ve put together a quick overview here. How it works: Your suspension system gets built from a variety of parts: chassis, leaf springs, coil springs, dampeners and torsion bars. The leaf and coil springs absorb the up and down motion that results from your car hitting bumps on the road. The dampeners (shocks and struts) take this energy and dissipate it through hydraulic fluid (via thermal energy). The torsion bars keep the vehicle from moving side to side, especially important in top-heavy vehicles. That sums up the general basics of your suspension. If you require suspension re ... read more

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How Does A Radiator Work?

Did you know that if you learn information about your car in tiny increments, over time you will have a great overall understanding of how it works? This can come in handy in a variety of ways, from spotting damage early on to assessing necessary repairs. If this sounds appealing to you, we can help. Here, we’ve put together some info about how your radiator works. What it does: Your radiator’s job involves cooling the internal combustion engine. Because of all the parts working and grinding together, your engine gets so hot that it would damage itself if not cooled. How it works: The radiator gets connected to channels that go through the engine. It usually uses a combination of water and antifreeze. This liquid absorbs heat from the engine, then moves to an area where the heat can dissipate into air, usually in front of the car’s grill (if the engine sits in the front of the car). Hopefully now you understand another one of y ... read more

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