The Mechanics Behind Diesel Engines
Diesel and gasoline engines are very similar. Both are types of internal combustion engines designed to change 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 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.
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.
Christian Brothers of Missouri City
If you own a diesel engine in Missouri City, take it into Christian Brothers for repairs, tune-ups, and maintenance. Our mechanics have extensive experience with diesel engines.