Basic Car Parts Quiz

DanielMiz
2019-10-22 09:54:47
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Basic Car Parts Quiz
Bent shaft, timing belt, integral cylinder head... The list goes on and on. Any car consists of a number of technical components, which every car mechanic and just a car enthusiast should know. Take our quiz and check your knowledge with respect to the car arrangement.

How is the stabilizer link in the suspension commonly called?

It's called the bone because of similarity to the human's shinbone: narrow along the stand and wide at the ends.

Stand

Flat end

Bone

Bell

What part of car suspension is reponsible for keeping the wheel's horizontal position when turning?

You probably saw VAZ classics or another car with a wheel turned inside-out after crossing a speed bump? So, this happens when the ball and socket bearing failed. Unfortunately, it can happen.

Lower arm

Upper arm

Ball and socket bearing

Constant-velocity joint

What part is responsible for the smoothness of car wheel's rotation?

We often hear crackling and beating in the wheel, it has to do with the break of hub bearing... And it's quite hard to replace it since a press is needed for this purpose.

Crankshaft bearing

Hub bearing

Gimbal

Tyre blackening

How is the angle between the vertical and inclination of the shock absorber in the direction of movement called?

Such a notion as castor is used in the suspension to determine the angle of wheel deviation from the shock absorber stand. What does it do? The more deviation to the direction of movement, the stiffer suspension, the better handleability but the turning radius is greater. Usually, these settings are used in fast cars. Otherwise, handleability decreases, instead you can turn the car even in a small patch.

Camber

Toe in

Torsion

Castor

How is the angle between the vertical and the wheel plane called?

The fans of lowered cars know this notion well. They try to reduce it to a negative value as it's shown in the picture above.

Toe in

Camber

Castor

Torsion

What part is put only in the conventional suspension behind?

Yes, it's a beam, which is put behind in the conventional suspension. It connects the wheels together, and the gear system, which distributes the effort to running wheels, is located in it in rear-drive vehicles.

Lever

CV joint

Beam

Cat's eye

Who did invent an automotive suspension system that uses the top of a telescopic damper as the upper steering pivot?

Well-known MacPherson suspension is a true breakthrough in car manufacturing. After its development, the car handling improved manyfold. There's a lower large lever from each side into which a spring and a lever on the top run. Many car manucfaturers refine it in their own way but the principle always remains the same.

Porsche

MacPherson

Henry Ford

Ferrari

What part is responsible for the springing of the wheel from the car frame, which is necessary for better road-holding?

There are two elements, which are responsible for the location of the frame above the surface - this is shock absorber and spring. The spring is responsible for the load above on the car frame, and the shock absorber - for the quickest homing action for the wheel after display. Did you see how old cars swing after bumps? So, the cause is failed shock absorbers.

Spring

Shock absorber

Ball and socket bearing

Lever

How is detail connecting the suspension arm to the car's frame/side bar called?

Arms in the suspension are never attached to the frame or side bar hardwired because these elements need constant movement. A piece was created which was called bushing: it is put in the arm and attached to the frame of side bar. Its internal part is made of rubber or polyurethane, which makes the suspension flexible.

Bolt

Welding

Bushing

Bearing

How is the angle between the wheel plane and driving direction called?

If the wheels of your car look not forward but almost at each other, it means a toe-in problem and that you need to visit a service station.

Toe in

Castor

Camber

Hyperextension

Beginner motorist

You don't know cars at all. But don't be upset. Firstly, not everybody can do it. And, secondly, if it's needless for you to stick your nose into the oiled engine, you are not guilty. Taxi and car sharing are also good options for moving across the city and in this case you don't need to be a car mechanic. Share the quiz on social media - let's see how well your friends know the arrangement of car.

Fan of working on cars

You did a good job! Most probably, you started out with not a new car but a second-hand one: you did a lot of poking around it to put the car into shape and now you almost like a true pro take part in discussions about engines, bushings, and bearings. Share the quiz on social media - let's see how well your friends know the arrangement of car.

Heaven-born car mechanic

You did a great job! Most probably, you started out with not a new car but a second-hand one: you did a lot of poking around it to put the car into shape and make a cool race car from a dad's buggy. Now you like a true pro take part in discussions about engines, bushings, and bearings. Share the quiz on social media - let's see how well your friends know the arrangement of car.