If you consider yourself to be clueless about what goes on under the hood of your car, there’s no need to be embarrassed, many car owners know little about how their vehicle’s engine functions. Learning how a car engine functions may seem like a difficult task, but it’s quite easy to understand the basic functions of a standard engine.

We stumbled upon a great infographic that describes how each component of a engine works. After reading this infographic, you will have a better understanding of your engine’s functions and the causes of common mechanical problems.

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