Cars are complicated machines, especially those that are built today. Remember that your average car has thousands of components, plus complex electrical systems, electronics, sensors and more. All these systems work to help you get wherever you want to go, plus keep you safe, entertained and informed. It's a lot to keep track of. How much do you know about all that?
Really, most people are not that aware of how their car works, because they think it's too complicated. Fair enough, because cars are no longer the simple machines of yesteryear. But, if you're one of those rare individuals who likes to know what makes things tick, the upside is that you can repair all kinds of things on your modern vehicle, instead of paying someone else to do it. After all, if it's something you can take care of in less than 20 minutes, why would you pay someone a wad of cash to do it?
Still, there are common things about cars everyone should know, because they're necessary for properly caring for your vehicle. But, most people still don't know about them. Where do you land on the spectrum? Are you a car guru, just average, or do you need serious help? Take this quiz and find out.
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