Auto Basics

The Auto Basics Channel offers detailed, accurate articles about cars and educates you on auto terminology. For fun, get to know how car crushers and car washes work or which 33 cars are named after animals.

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As illustrated by the hundreds of individual parts for sale at your local Pep Boys Autozone or Napa Auto Parts it takes a lot of machinery to make cars work. Learn about the key parts.

A car contains dozens of different technologies -- everything from the engine to the tires has its own special universe of design and engineering.

By Marshall Brain

Did you know that the fob that you carry on your keychain or use to open the garage door is actually a small radio transmitter? Find out how the original 1950s fobs evolved from single-code transmitters to the high-tech security devices they are toda

By Marshall Brain