Useful Car Facts

At John Mannix & Son Driving School, we believe that knowledgeable drivers are safer drivers, It is essential that you know the key components of care and how they work in case of a breakdown or other emergencies.

Main Car Components

Ever wondered what parts and components make up your car? This section gives a broad overview of the machinery that make a vehicle move. A small car has over 3000 different components, each of which designed separately to work in perfect balance with each other.

Here we take a look at and under the hood, and learn a little more than we already know about our favourite vehicle. A car can broadly be seen as comprising of three main sections:

• The engine
• Covering body
• Suspension, brakes & wheels

These sections are further made of many small and big components.

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Useful Car Facts – FAQs

  • How can I look after my car?

    The best way to look after your car is to have it serviced annually, regularly wash and clean the vehicle, ensure air pressure is always correct, monitor your oil and coolant levels, and get any problems checked by a mechanic as soon as possible.

  • How often should my car be serviced?

    Your car should be serviced at least once a year or every 15,000 miles driven, whichever occurs first. This ensures that all key components are examined regularly and will identify any small issues before they become large and costly problems.

  • What should I do if an engine light appears on my dashboard?

    The first thing you should do is consult your owner's manual. Every light is related to a different component of the car or engine. Not all lights will require mechanical repair and some are simply a warning that you need to add air to the tyres, etc. If repair work is required then bring your car to a mechanic as soon as possible.