A Field Guide to Automotive Technology

A Field Guide to Automotive Technology

Ed Sobey


Open the hood of your motor vehicle and you’ll discover a complicated mishmash of wires, tubes, and mechanical units. What are all of these issues? Written for mechanical newbies who won't recognize their catalytic converters from their common joints, A box consultant to car expertise will aid them achieve a simple figuring out of the way their vehicles functionality. How does an airbag be aware of whilst to installation? what's rack and pinion guidance? And the place precisely does a dipstick dip? Even pro gearheads will study from this consultant because it lines the heritage and improvement of mechanisms they might take for granted.
 
A box consultant to car know-how has greater than one hundred thirty entries, every one with a transparent photograph to make popularity effortless. units are grouped in keeping with their “habitats”—under the hood, contained in the vehicle, and more—to aid the reader determine the know-how in query. as soon as the “species” is chanced on, the access will inform you its “behavior”—what it does—and the way it works, intimately. This consultant additionally comprises sidebars on comparable technical matters, comparable to the way to combine up a batch of do-it-yourself windshield wiper fluid. It even discusses different autos stumbled on on our nation’s highways—buses, bikes, bicycles, and more—as good as a couple of off-road vehicles.

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