Unless you’re a car fanatic or aficionado, you probably don’t know much about the inner workings of your vehicle. This is true for most people, and it’s also true that it’s not necessary for everyone to have specialized knowledge about how their devices tick. At the same time, however, it’s never a bad thing to be knowledgable and learn a bit about how our everyday machines work.
One thing most people know is that the engine is the heart of the vehicle. Without the engine, the car doesn’t start and it certainly doesn’t move. But why is that? How do engines work, and how did they get to be as efficient as they are today?
Engines Over The Years
The idea behind any engine is to take one form of energy and convert it to mechanical energy. In the early days of the engine, steam was used for