How Well do You Know Your Car's Engine? The Quiz Will Find Out!

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How Well do You Know Your Car's Engine? The Quiz Will Find Out!
Anyone who owns a car, probably at least once had to look under the hood. Some may be shocked by the complex structure of the engine, and others can easily cope with problems, like a real car mechanic! Let's see if you can figure out the machine you drive around!

What's a quick way to boost your fuel efficiency?

All of the above

Change your air filter

Use the right oil for your car

Inflate your tires to the recommended pressure

There's an orange puddle under your car. What are you leaking?

Coolant

Oil

Power steering fluid

Freon

There's a red puddle under your car. What are you leaking?

Transmission fluid

Gasoline

Brake fluid

Coolant

What's the best way to dispose of your old motor oil?

Drive it to the landfill

Drop it off at the gas station

Pour it in the sink

Pour it down the storm drain

What is the ideal air-to-fuel ratio?

1:1

11.2:1

3.14:1

14.7:1

What does a gasoline engine have that a diesel engine doesn't?

Glow plugs

Spark plugs

Neither

Both

What does a diesel engine have that a gasoline engine doesn't?

Both

Glow plugs

Spark plugs

Neither

A universal joint connects. . .

The electrical system to the drive train

Fuel injectors to cylinders

Two spinning shafts

None of the above

All things being equal, a shorter exhaust pipe is. . .

Quieter

More likely to backfire

Neither, it has no effect on noise

Louder

What system is the blower wheel a part of?

Electrical

Suspension

HVAC

Cooling

Your engine light is on, your car won't start or it quits after a short time, it doesn't accelerate when you press on the gas, and/or your fuel efficiency drops by a lot. Where's the problem?

Electrical system

Fuel line

Any of the above

Catalytic converter

You're leaking coolant onto the hot exhaust pipe. How can you tell?

Gray smoke coming from under the car

An oddly sweet odor

White smoke coming from under the car

Low-pitched rattling under the hood

You're leaking transmission fluid onto the hot exhaust pipe. How can you tell?

White smoke coming from under the car

An oddly sweet odor

Gray smoke coming from under the car

An audible sizzling sound when you stop the car

What can make your engine run rough?

Worn-out spark plugs

Clogs in the fuel system

Wrong octane fuel

All of the above

What is a sign of a failing solenoid?

Severe jitter in the steering wheel

The air conditioner stops blowing

The power locks and windows slow or stop working

The engine keeps running after you turn off the ignition

You've been driving with the check engine light on for several days. While you're on the freeway, it starts to blink. What should you do?

Pull into the emergency lane and call a tow truck

Get off the freeway and call for a same-day appointment from work

Count your blessings that the problem is fixing itself

Make an appointment to have the problem diagnosed soon

Your mechanic shakes his head and mutters the words ”blown valve.” How big of a problem is this?

Start shopping for a new car

You need a mechanic to fix it, but it shouldn't be too pricey

This will cost hundreds of dollars

You can fix it at home

You start noticing the following worrying symptoms: leaks of coolant from under the exhaust gasket, overheating, White smoke blowing from the exhaust, low coolant, and bubbles overflow compartment. What could it be?

Blown gasket

Cracked radiator

Wrong coolant in radiator

Damaged hoses

It's summer, and your AC stops blowing cold air. What could be the problem?

Both of the above

No coolant

Worn compressor

Neither of the above

How long should you wait after your car stops running before checking fluids?

At least 8hours

At least 60 minutes

At least 24 hours

At least 15 minutes

How often should you change the fuel filter?

Every 100-200,000 miles

Every 200-400,000 miles

Every 10-20,000 miles

Every 20-40,000 miles

How often should you change the oil filter?

During annual service

Every time you add oil

Every 3,000 miles

Every 12,000 miles

What does NOT get checked during a tune up?

Brake lights

Fluid levels

Air filters

Spark plugs

When should you change the air filter?

Two years or 24,000 miles

One year or 12,000 miles

None of the above

Three years or 30,000 miles

When should you service your car?

When the Olympics is on TV

Semi-annually

Biennially

Annually

How often should you change your coolant?

Every 60,000 miles

All of the above

Every 30,000 miles

Every120,000 miles

What does coolant do?

Keeps the engine from freezing up

Cools down the engine

Prevents stalling in cold conditions

All of the above

How often should you change your brake fluid?

Every 3 years or 30,000 miles

Every 2 years or 20,000 miles

Every 5 years or 50,000 miles

Every 4 years or 40,000 miles

What does brake fluid do?

Seal the brake system against leaks

Cool the brake pads

Amplify the force on the brakes

All of the above

How often should you change your transmission fluid?

Every 15,000 miles

Every 50-80,000 miles

Every 30-60,000 miles

Every few months, whatever.

What does transmission fluid do?

Both of the above

Transmits power through the transmission

Neither of the above

Lubricate the transmission

How often should you get your oil changed?

It varies with the car and the oil used

Every 3 months

Every 10,000 miles or once a year, whichever comes first

Every 3,000 miles

What does oil do for a car's engine?

Aids cooling

Powers combustion

Provides lubrication

None of the above

What does an octane rating measure?

Whether or not the gas will cause your engine to knock

The cost per unit of refining it

The richness of the gasoline

Its volatility

What does gasoline do for your car?

Fuels small explosions in the block

All of the above

Lubricates the cylinders

Cools the block

What's the problem when your brake pedal goes all the way to the floor?

Malfunctioning booster or brake cylinder

Neither; this is not a problem as long as the car stops

Low brake fluid

Both of the above

What causes a car to backfire?

Both of the above

Malfunctioning spark plugs, coils or wires

Neither of the above

Over-rich fuel mixtures

Why would your car refuse to start?

All of the above

Dead battery

No coolant

No gas

How many cylinders are you likely to find in a typical economy car?

8

12

4

6

Not an Expert

Judging by your knowledge of cars, you belong to the category of those who just look at the engine and can not do anything in the event of a breakdown. Well, it's much easier to turn to professionals than to understand the technology yourself. At least now you know a little more about cars! Send this quiz to your friends, let's see if they can do it better!

Car Enthusiast

Judging by your knowledge of cars, you belong to the category of those who can independently fix something in their car. However, if the problem is really serious, you are lost, as you do not know many details. In any case, thanks to this test, you have learned something new! Send this quiz to your friends, let's see if they can do it better!

Professional Auto Mechanic

Judging by your knowledge of cars, you are in the category of those who can easily fix any problems in your car. Even if the problem is really serious, you do not get lost, as you know the engine device in detail. But we still hope that you learned something new thanks to this test! Send this quiz to your friends, let's see if they can do it better!

What's a quick way to boost your fuel efficiency?
There's an orange puddle under your car. What are you leaking?
There's a red puddle under your car. What are you leaking?
What's the best way to dispose of your old motor oil?
What is the ideal air-to-fuel ratio?
What does a gasoline engine have that a diesel engine doesn't?
What does a diesel engine have that a gasoline engine doesn't?
A universal joint connects. . .
All things being equal, a shorter exhaust pipe is. . .
What system is the blower wheel a part of?
Your engine light is on, your car won't start or it quits after a short time, it doesn't accelerate when you press on the gas, and/or your fuel efficiency drops by a lot. Where's the problem?
You're leaking coolant onto the hot exhaust pipe. How can you tell?
You're leaking transmission fluid onto the hot exhaust pipe. How can you tell?
What can make your engine run rough?
What is a sign of a failing solenoid?
You've been driving with the check engine light on for several days. While you're on the freeway, it starts to blink. What should you do?
Your mechanic shakes his head and mutters the words ”blown valve.” How big of a problem is this?
You start noticing the following worrying symptoms: leaks of coolant from under the exhaust gasket, overheating, White smoke blowing from the exhaust, low coolant, and bubbles overflow compartment. What could it be?
It's summer, and your AC stops blowing cold air. What could be the problem?
How long should you wait after your car stops running before checking fluids?
How often should you change the fuel filter?
How often should you change the oil filter?
What does NOT get checked during a tune up?
When should you change the air filter?
When should you service your car?
How often should you change your coolant?
What does coolant do?
How often should you change your brake fluid?
What does brake fluid do?
How often should you change your transmission fluid?
What does transmission fluid do?
How often should you get your oil changed?
What does oil do for a car's engine?
What does an octane rating measure?
What does gasoline do for your car?
What's the problem when your brake pedal goes all the way to the floor?
What causes a car to backfire?
Why would your car refuse to start?
How many cylinders are you likely to find in a typical economy car?

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