The Mechanics Behind Diesel Engines
Gasoline and diesel engines are very similar. Both are types of internal combustion engines designed to turn chemical energy into mechanical energy. This energy moves pistons contained in cylinders. This motion rotates the crankshaft which starts the wheels of the vehicle to move.
Small combustions power both diesel and gasoline engines. Between gasoline and diesel engines, there is a difference in how those explosions happen. 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.
Diesels in the World
In the United States, diesels are mostly found in heavier vehicles. Europe boasts many models of commuter vehicles that are powered by diesel. As people in North America become more concerned with oil prices, diesel is looking more attractive.
Maumelle Christian Brothers
If you own a diesel engine in the Maumelle area, take it into Christian Brothers for tune-ups, repairs, and maintenance. Our mechanics have been thoroughly trained to repair diesel engines.