Welcome to Cars Simplified! The intention of this site is to be a basic introduction to cars as well as a way to become more knowledgeable about specific components. There are pages for beginner, intermediate, and advanced DIY mechanics, as well as information for people that are looking to get more performance out of their vehicle. Try the search bar found at the bottom of every page if you have a question or are looking for something specific.
The source of power that propels a vehicle forward! Learn about the variety of engines available, how they work, all the parts inside them, and how they have been improved over the years!
The chassis is the frame that holds the vehicle together. It can be its own assembly or integrated into the body, too. Learn about their design, features, and what bolts to them!
The body is what gives the vehicle its shape and distinct style that makes one model distinguishable from another. Learn about how body styles have evolved over time as well as what the different parts are called!
Wheels and tires are much more complex than you may think! Learn about their history, what the difference between good ones and bad ones are.
How does a vehicle behave while driving? That's what handling is all about, and it can be influenced by a surprising amount of components! Learn about what changes that driving feeling, how it can be improved, and why these changes work!
There are many fluids that allow vehicles to do what they do, and they may be in more places than you think! Learn about their various uses, what they're made of, what can be done to improve them, and why they have specific characteristics that work for one vehicle but not another!
Modern vehicles are full of electronics, but even the earliest vehicles had some kind of electrical systems. Learn about components, concepts, and even electric cars here!
Tools are vital for working on vehicles! Some are very common, while others are highly specialized. Learn about what's out there, what you may need for a job, and specific features to look out for here!
Yes, we produce our own videos! You can learn about them here. We have a catalog of over 300 videos to watch! You can discover our YouTube channel and more here.
If you can't find what you're looking for by clicking through topic links, you can try our search function found at the bottom of every page.