3 Car Parts You Should Get Up Close and Personal With

For most drivers, it’s enough to know that every time you get behind the wheel, the car’s systems will seamlessly work to get you from point A to B.

But it doesn’t take a lot to get familiar with important car parts, and learn enough to help you extend your car’s lifespan.

Here are some of the car parts you should know.

The pistons
This important car part manages how much “energy” your vehicle possesses. The pistons mix air and fuel prior to being ignited. An engine will either have four, six or eight pistons that move in a pumping motion inside the cylinders. A given vehicle’s horsepower and revolutions per minute (RPMs) depends on the pistons’ length and their pumping speed.

In general, you will get better fuel mileage and more power if the pistons pump smoothly. You can ensure they’re in good condition by following your vehicle’s service recommendations.

The fuel injector
The part that takes the gas from the fuel and moves it to the engine, the fuel injector replaced the carburetor around 1980, in part to comply with emissions guidelines set forth by the government.

With the introduction of the fuel injector, manufacturers were able to get better fuel efficiency and produce a cleaner emission. Follow manufacturer guidelines for servicing the fuel injector to ensure it functions optimally.

The radiator
This part works to prevent overheating in the engine. In the radiator, the engine coolant releases the heat it’s generated prior to being recirculated back to the engine. One of the most common radiator problems, a leak can cause your car to not function. Sometimes, the coolant will go bad and need replaced. Your mechanic can flush the fluid and identify any leaks that need repaired.

Be sure to have this part checked during maintenance to avoid a problematic radiator from becoming full of holes or rusted, which is an expensive fix.

Now you know the value of three of your car’s important parts. Be sure to schedule regular maintenance for your car to avoid problems. Contact Park Auto Group for help!
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