Mechanical Equipment

Posted on September 21, 2013 in General by

The car, like any other mechanical equipment, is subject to heavy wear so we need to change some parts regularly. Air filter, spark plugs, timing belt, brake pads and tires are some of the components that are subject to a further deterioration and, therefore, must change with some frequency. Filters timing belt, spark plugs and filters are one of the most important car parts since they allow the motor to work properly. Its function is the remove all impurities that may exist both in the air and the fuel or oil. In this way don’t spend small particles that can be abraded to create friction, or even cause irreversible damage to the engine. As you can assume, filters occupy first place in the list of components that most should be monitored in a car.

In second place we find the spark plugs, some pieces that are particularly exposed to the EDM. In fact, when the spark plugs are damaged, they cannot burn fuel with the same efficiency as before so it will be necessary to replace them. In third place we find the timing belt, a piece of vital importance for the functioning of the car since it is responsible for transmitting the movement of the crankshaft toward the cam shafts which, in turn, will trigger the intake and exhaust valves. Belt often suffer much sudden changes of temperature and, if it is not changed within prescribed limits, can break causing serious damage to the engine. Usually each car has a libretto which indicates when the time replace its various parts has come.

The change of filters and spark plugs is normally made each 10,000 or 20,000 kilometers. Failing, it is recommended to change them once a year, depending on the use that is you in the car. On the contrary, the timing belt changes approximately 50,000 miles on gasoline cars but usually last a little longer on the diesel models. Brake pads and tires another of the parts that must be replaced on a regular basis are the brake pads. It’s a few plates which possess a friction material that is commissioned to lessen or stop the movement of tires on one of its faces. This process gives off a large amount of energy in the form of heat, pills end up consumed and it will be necessary to replace them by new ones. Although he is not a piece closely related to the engine as the air filter or spark plugs, tires are also very important for our safety on the road and we must change with some frequency.