How Cars Work: Engines, Diesel Fuel and Brakes

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From the date automobiles exploded onto the scene, people have been both fascinated by cars and almost totally reliant on them. From horsepower to miles per gallon, and everything between 0-60, people have gone far and wide in their cars. But how much about them do we really know? Every driver knows how to put the pedal to the metal and hit the brakes, but how does everything actually work?

In How Cars Work, we’ll discuss how engines work, fuel injection systems, transmissions, and braking systems, complete with color diagrams. If you’ve ever wanted to pick an engineer’s brain about the inner workings of a car, this guide will get you up to speed in no time.

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