The drive is a long one. Or let's
put it this way, it's a never-ending driveway. Since the invention of the
wheel, man's quest for automotive mobility led him to experiment with
various kinds of vehicles. Vehicles that have used diverse technologies to
make them function. From the steam - driven engine to the jet propelled
aircraft, we sure have come a long way. And of course, besides the shapes,
it is the technology behind them that has transformed the automotive
Different systems like the engine, electrical, cooling etc. combine to make
up a vehicle. Each works on disparate principles, yet collectively, it is on
them that the performance of the vehicle depends. It would need only one of
the many subsystems to dysfunction for the entire automobile to come to a
We drive our cars and our bikes, but seldom know the mechanics involved.
Here, we give detailed explanations on the different systems and sub-systems
that go in the making of an automobile. Read on about those that are being
phased out like the carburetor, and those that are talking its place, the
fuel injection system, for example.