Diesel Engines in Sugar Land

Diesel Engines in Sugar Land

| By: Christian Brothers Automotive

How Do Diesel Engines Work?

There isn't much of a difference between gasoline and diesel engines. At their simplest, both are combustible engines that create mechanical energy. This energy moves pistons contained in cylinders. This motion moves the crankshaft which creates the rotary motion that is necessary 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.

Diesels in the World

Diesels in cars, as mentioned above, aren't very popular in the United States. Europe manufactures several 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.

Sugar Land Christian Brothers

If you have a diesel engine in the Sugar Land area, take it into Christian Brothers for maintenance, repairs, and tune-ups. We have been thoroughly trained to repair diesel engines.

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