If you’ve opened your car’s hood and gotten lost in a pile of metal that doesn’t make sense, this post is for you!  Learning how a car engine functions may seem like a difficult task, but it’s actually quite simple to grasp the basic functions of a standard engine. And we’ve found a great infographic that will help you do just that.

This infographic by PartsGeek describes how each part of a standard engine works. After reading this infographic, you will have a better understanding of your engine’s functions and the causes of common mechanical problems.

Click on the image below to view the full-sized version:

How a Car Engine Works