The final article in the Building Blocks - The Basics series highlights the auto body & frame, exterior and interior components. We take a brief look at performance applications and the different types of structural components.
The AudioFiles are a foray into the fundamentals of automotive sound, providing you with a basic understanding of modern, high-fidelity sound systems. This introduction article outlines what it is we aim to achieve with the series. Brought to you in-part by Elite Auto Salon of Colorado Springs, the premier source for high-end, custom car audio.
Petrolheads have various reasons for wanting to modify a vehicle, be it an expression, obsession, perfection, or a need for speed. Regardless of the reason, however, you should have a specific goal in mind. This article explores the common goals and the first steps to obtaining them.
We’re often asked what “Stages” refers to regarding automotive performance packages. What are the differences between Stage 1 and Stage 3? Can stages be compared between different platforms? Or how much power will I receive if I get a Stage 4? Unfortunately, the answer isn’t a definitive line between white and black, but we will explain car stages in a general sense so that you can better understand what automotive performance stages mean as they apply to your vehicle.
The first article of the Building Blocks Series focuses on the "heart" of a car-the internal combustion engine, which moves the car, gives it power and acceleration, and emits that noise that so many enthusiasts love to hear. Learn how it works and ties-in with the other primary components of an automobile.