Learning about Vehicle Systems (Part Two)

Welcome to part two of our series on vehicle systems. As technology improves, new features are constantly added to cars. Early cars had no electrical system, charging system, or computer system. Even their brake systems, emission systems, and cooling systems were much different than they are today. Contemporary cars have been built to incorporate all of these systems elegantly together. Each system depends on another to function properly. Without further ado, let’s learn about a few more vehicle systems.

Exhaust System

Modern exhaust systems bear little resemblance to the crooked exhaust pipes and bulky mufflers of so many years ago. Now, the exhaust system incorporates the features of an emission system and safety system all rolled into one. Exhaust gas is created as a byproduct of what occurs in the internal combustion engine to produce power. This gas is dangerous and potential life threatening. People die each and every year of carbon monoxide poisoning. The exhaust system directs it out of the car away from the driver and the passengers. It also uses a catalytic converter to reduce the level of pollutants that are released.

Fuel System

On a very basic level, it is the job of the fuel system to deliver fuel to the engine where it can be converted into power. The fuel system has a number of other important jobs as well. It plays a part in increasing fuel efficiency and in reducing emissions. During its journey from the fuel tank to engine, the gas passes through a fuel filter before it arrives at the fuel injectors. Some vehicles even use a return line to further optimize fuel use, returning unused fuel back to the gas tank.

Remember, these are just a few of the many, many systems which are essential to the function of your car. It takes a lot to make a car run. Regular maintenance of these systems is required. Take care of your car and bring it into VIP European Auto when you are next in need of carpet or upholstery work.