By Olivia Cantor on March 09, 2018
You're an excellent driver, of course. You never forget to use a turn signal, you always kick the tires of any vehicle before you get in it, you've never swapped lanes without checking your blind spot, and you obey all speed limits and other traffic laws. You give way when you can be polite and it's safe, but you are decisive and assertive because you know that makes you predictable, and that's the best way to ensure that you are a safe companion for other drivers on the road. Yep, you're a motoring delight!
None of that means you know how your car actually works. You turn a key and off it goes. But there are more than 1,000 moving parts in that car. How much do you know about how they all fit together? What affects mileage? How does suspension actually absorb all that shock? What exactly are revs per minute, and when you accelerate, why does the engine make that roaring sound right before it purrs again?
Even if you can fuel up or charge a car, check the oil and water levels, assess the tire pressure and even change that tire when it needs it, there's still a lot to learn. Let's find out whether you're on your way to being a car expert!