The Mechanics Behind Diesel Engines
Diesel and gasoline engines aren't too different. At their simplest, both are combustible engines. In all combustible engines, energy leads to pistons moving back and forth. The moving pistons causes the crankshaft to turn. The wheels of the car begin to move.
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 compress the air first and then inject the fuel. Because air becomes hotter when it is compressed, the process of compression creates the spark.
Diesel Engines Today
Diesels in cars, as mentioned above, aren't very popular in the United States. Europe manufactures several models of cars that are powered by diesel. As diesel improves, it's becoming more and more popular in the United States.
Alpharetta Christian Brothers
If you own a diesel engine in the Alpharetta area, take it into Christian Brothers for tune-ups, repairs, and maintenance. We have extensive experience with diesel engines.