I have a confession to make. I’m not much of a car guy. There, I said it! When it comes to cars, I’m pretty boring. But if you’re like me and don’t know much about cars but are interested in buying one, this crossword puzzle will help you learn a few terms that are important when purchasing or selling a used vehicle:
1. The parts of a car that allow it to move while being powered by an engine.
- Engine: The part of a car that converts fuel into energy, which is then used to power the vehicle.
- Transmission: A device that changes gears and then transmits power from one gear to another while driving.
- Drivetrain: The system of gears and shafts that connect an engine to its wheels and allow it to move forward or backward.
- Wheels: The part of a vehicle that touches ground when you’re driving, providing traction so your vehicle doesn’t slip off course or get stuck in mud (or whatever). They also look cool!
2. A name given to one of the many types of fuel used to power vehicles.
There are three main types of fuel used to power vehicles: gasoline, diesel and electricity. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages.
Gasoline is the most common form of automotive fuel in North America. It’s also one of the oldest fuels used for cars, dating back over 100 years ago when Karl Benz built his first gasoline-powered car in 1886 using a two-stroke engine that ran on ethanol produced from sugarcane juice instead of petroleum products (which was not available at that time). Since then, improvements have been made on this technology with each decade bringing us better performance as well as more reliable vehicles with fewer emissions output per mile driven than ever before! The downside? Since they’re designed specifically for internal combustion engines like those found inside most automobiles today–not hybrids like those made by Toyota or Honda–they tend not work very well during cold weather conditions such as snowstorms because they don’t start up easily without heat present inside their tanks beforehand; also consider how much money goes into maintaining these systems over time too (i mean seriously – think about all those filters!).
3. A license plate number assigned to a vehicle for identification purposes.
- A license plate number assigned to a vehicle for identification purposes.
A license plate is a metal or plastic plate attached to the front and/or rear of a vehicle that displays its registration number. The plates must be displayed in a location where it can be seen from the front and rear of the vehicle, as well as from each side; this usually means they are attached either at or near each side corner of the car’s bodywork (called “body panels”). Plates are often required by law to follow certain color schemes depending on jurisdiction; in some places, these colors may vary between seasons or times of day so that they can be better seen under different lighting conditions.
4. A place you go to find a new or used vehicle for purchase.
You can buy a car at a dealership.
You can also buy used cars from dealerships.
Are you ready to buy a new car? The answer is yes! You should go to the dealer and get one for yourself as soon as possible!
When you go to a dealership, there are many things that might happen: You might find your perfect match in terms of style, color or size–or maybe not! You may want something else entirely and decide not to purchase anything at all today (or ever). But one thing we do know for sure: when people visit dealerships with high hopes of finding their dream vehicle but end up walking away empty-handed…it doesn’t feel good at all!
5. A unit of measure used to determine how much fuel your vehicle will use per mile traveled.
You have to be careful when reading the term MPG, because it’s not just a measure of how much fuel your vehicle will use per mile traveled. It’s also a way to determine how far you can drive on a certain amount of fuel.
That said, if you’re looking for an easy way to calculate miles per gallon for your vehicle and compare it with other cars in its class or even across different classes (such as sedans vs SUVs), there are several websites that will do all the work for you! The EPA maintains one such site: www2a-gms.fueleconomy.gov/feg/bestmileage_search_form.shtml
6. A measure of how much force the engine must put on the tires to move your car forward or backward over a given distance (usually defined in terms of weight or load).
The force that your car’s engine puts on the tires to move it forward or backward over a given distance (usually defined by weight or load). This can be measured in pounds, Newtons, kilograms and other units.
- Force = Mass x Acceleration
- Force = Weight x Gravitational Constant x Height (m)
There are many things that make up a car, and it’s important to know them all!
There are many things that make up a car, and it’s important to know them all! You might think that knowing the parts of a car is an unnecessary skill, but there are many situations where having this knowledge could help you. For example:
- If your engine makes noise when it runs but your tires don’t spin, then there’s probably something wrong with the transmission or differential (a part of the drivetrain).
- If your engine runs smoothly but doesn’t go anywhere when you step on the gas pedal, then maybe one of your wheels isn’t connected to anything at all!
When you know all the parts of a car, it can be much easier to buy one. You’ll know what to look for when shopping around and what questions to ask when buying from a dealership. Keep this information in mind as we continue our study of vehicles next week!