If you’re not at all familiar with how a car works, this is a great place to start. Here in Systems 101 we are going to break out each working piece of a typical car from the engine, the chassis, on down to the safety systems.

Curious about what makes a car run or want to understand the basics of combustion? Check out the Engines section. Maybe you want to know where your brakes are physically located at and what makes them operate to stop the car. Even something as simple as how the emissions from the engine make themselves all the way out the back of the car through the exhaust pipe. We plan on talking about all of it.

Once you are more familiar with the different portions of your car, you can better diagnose a potential problem, as well as talk the jargon you need at the repair shop to get the best deal, and search for deals online. Or better yet, be able to repair it yourself.

One of the hardest things to find on the internet these days is any type of detailed information with picture diagrams. It doesn’t matter what the subject is, there just hasn’t been anyone to put together a complete photo journal of anything, especially automotive related topics. Until now! You’re about to enter the coolest website dedicated to the break down and understanding of automobiles and their working systems. This is just what you would expect if you went to school and wanted to learn from detailed books, only better!

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List of Automotive Systems

This section is a work in progress, keep watching for updates to this group of articles to see what’s new.

Parts Identification

Click on the Parts ID link to view a photo and description of each part in their section. This will help you to understand what these parts look like and learn a brief description of what each part does.

Photo Tutorial

Click on the Photo Tutorial link for a break down of each system. This section uses photos to show basic component layout with fundamentals and construction of each system.

Braking systems

Braking Systems

This is the 1st of 4 parts in this automotiveBraking system series.
Learn basic fundamentals of how Brakes are designed and function. Understand the differences between disc and drum brakes and learn how hydraulics principles work within these systems.

Electrical systems

Electrical and Electronic Systems

This is the 1st of 4 parts in this automotive Electrical system series.
In this first section you’ll learn basic electrical theory and how to trace current flow in an automobiles electrical circuit. I will also break down and explain each component and how to recognize them in a wiring diagram.

Engine repair

Engine Repair

(coming soon)

This is the 1st of 4 parts in this automotive Engine repair series. Learn the basic construction of an internal combustion gas engine. Identify and understand how all of the internal engine parts work together and function.

Engine performance

Engine Performance

(coming soon)

This is the 1st of 4 parts in this automotive Engine performance series. Learn more advance methods of engine modifications to gain extra horse power. Also learn how to fine tune engine control units and compare before and after dyno test results.

Automatic Transmission and Transaxle

(coming soon)

This is the 1st of 4 parts in this Automatic transmission series. Learn and understand how hydraulically controlled and electronically controlled transmissions function. Also learn and identify internal transmission parts.

Manual transmission

Manual Drive Train and Axles

(coming soon)

This is the 1st of 4 parts in this Manual transmission series. Learn how the internal structure of a manual transmission works along with identifying each part.

Steering and suspension

Steering and Suspension

(coming soon)

This is the 1st of 4 parts in this automotive Steering and suspension series. Learn about the many types of front end components and how they work on early and late model cars. See how steering and suspension has changed over the years on domestic and import vehicles.

Air conditioning

Heating and Air Conditioning

(coming soon)

This is the 1st of 4 parts in this automotive Heating and air conditioning series. Learn the basic fundamentals of heating and air conditioning. Identify parts and learn how to trouble shoot malfunctioning systems.

Related Systems Videos

Until the Systems 101 articles are finished, keep watching for related systems videos that can help you in your studies.