How Do Diesel Engines Work?
Gasoline and diesel engines aren't too different. Both are types of internal combustion engines made to turn chemical energy into mechanical energy. This energy moves pistons contained in cylinders. This motion moves the crankshaft which creates the rotary motion needed to put the car in motion.
Small combustions power both diesel and gasoline engines. There is a difference, however, in how those explosions occur. Gasoline engines mix fuel with air that is then compressed by pistons and ignited by sparks. Diesel engines switch up the order of events. In a diesel engine, air is compressed first and then the fuel is injected. Diesel engines don't have spark plugs because air heats up when it's compressed.
Diesel Engines Today
Diesels in cars, as mentioned above, aren't common in the United States. Europe boasts several models of commuter vehicles that are powered by diesel. As diesel improves, it's becoming more and more popular in the United States.
Christian Brothers of Garland
Do you own a vehicle with a diesel engine in Garland? Bring it to Christian Brothers. We have extensive experience with diesel engines.