Become an expert on all things motoring! This dictionary of terms and phrases will help you understand exactly what things are, what gets done and why.
Flooding the Engine
Flooding the engine is when too much fuel is let through the choke into the carburettor. This can happen when your car’s choke needs adjusting. Most modern cars use fuel injection to control the fuel/air mix to start the engine, but engine flooding can happen to older cars with carburettors, particularly on cold mornings.
U-bolts are used to fasten the springs to the axles of your car. U-bolts are also used to hold truck bodies to their frames. U-bolts can become loose with every day wear and tear and need to be tightened.
Rear Wheel Drive
A rear wheel drive system distributes the force of the car more evenly over all four wheels, letting each tyre wear more evenly. A rear wheel drive also has better acceleration and braking capabilities than front wheel drive. A rear wheel drive car lets the front wheels steer while the rear wheels push.