WHAT'S INSIDE: AUTO PARTS & SYSTEMS

Auto parts and systems are the building blocks that come together to make automobiles function. Understanding how auto parts work together to form automotive systems allows drivers to confidently discuss automotive problems with their mechanics.
  • Brakes
  • Towing

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Ever wondered what the sign "No Engine Brake" on the side of the highway means? Well, it applies to trucks -- big trucks. A truck's engine brake is known as their brake system.

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Is it better (or easier) to tow with an automatic or manual transmission?

For impassioned towers among us, the debate over towing with an automatic or manual transmission is enough to start a riot. So it's not that heated, but it is a serious point to consider if you're going to haul a heavy load down the highway.

How Fifth Wheel Hitches Work

Wouldn't it be great to get an even bigger trailer to pull behind your heavy-duty pickup truck? With a fifth wheel hitch, that might be possible. Fifth wheel hitches are built for heavy loads.

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