Do You Know Your Vehicle's Systems?

Natalie Josef
February 16, 2012

For those of us who don't know very much about cars, we may hear of things like "suspension" or "emissions" and kind of understand what they are and what they do, but not really know for sure. If you want to hang with the big boys and really know your stuff, then take some time to check out our series of articles explaining the systems you find in modern vehicles.

Located in our encyclopedia section, these articles will help you learn about these systems, what they are and what they do, plus the key parts of each system and related systems. There are also detailed illustrations so you can see what the individual parts look like and how they relate to the whole.

Vehicle Systems

Brake System

Ignition System

Anti-Lock Brake System

Exhaust and Emissions


EVAP System

Electrical and Lights

EGR System


Secondary Air Injection System

Engine Cooling System

Heating and Air Conditioning

Fuel System

Suspension & Steering Systems

Oil Life Monitor Systems

Power Steering System

Natalie Josef

About the Author

Natalie Josef is an automotive expert at RepairPal, the leading online source of auto repair resources and estimates. With many ASE Master certified mechanics on staff who have decades of experience, RepairPal knows all the fine points of car repair.

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