Understanding Cars

What exactly is happening under the hood? And what about the future of automotive technologies? Gain a complete understanding of how your car works with these videos.

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Understanding: Car Engine Basics

Using a special engine cam, get an introduction to the basic functions and operations of a car engine on TLC's "Understanding."


Using a special engine cam, get an introduction to the basic functions and operations of a car engine on TLC's "Understanding."
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Understanding: Car Engine Basics

The biggest production engine ever made had 16 cylinders. Learn more about car engines on TLC's "Understanding."
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Understanding: Car Engine Designs

Learn how controlled explosions force a car to drive forward on the Learning Channel's "Understanding."
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Understanding: Cars and Fire

The Salon Era of car design and the era of the Ford Model T both took place in the 1920s. Learn more about cars of the 1920s on TLC's "Understanding."
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Understanding: Cars in the 1920's

Engine and fuel functions previously controlled by mechanical and vacuum connections are now controlled by computers. Learn more about computer chips and car manufacturers on TLC's "Understanding."
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Understanding: Computer Chip Based Car Engines

Most cars in America use an automatic transmission to do the shifting in their drivetrain. Learn more about transmissions and drivetrains on TLC's "Understanding."
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Understanding: Drivetrain and Transmission Basics

As early as 1868 there was a major public interest in a mechanical substitute for the horse. Learn about the beginnings of the car on TLC's "Understanding."
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Understanding: The Origin of Cars

World War II bombs destroyed Japanese factories, and these companies had to begin from scratch. Learn more about the rise of Toyota on TLC's "Understanding."
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Understanding: The Rise of Toyota

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