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Automotive Parts Introduction

As a global first, I-Moto Automotive Solutions offers clients looking to purchase automotive parts a new digital solution. The parts supply chain is known for errors in supplying in-correct parts resulting in delayed repairs and or client supply based on numerous controlled and un-controlled factors.

Electronic Parts Catalogues was only available to retail franchise dealers until now. As a user, irrespective of your industry, looking for automotive parts, you have the option to search for a part without concluding any visits to an automotive parts supplier i.e. franchised dealer. Our system enables you to perform the following to ensure the correct parts is selected and supplied at all times -

☆ Compare part to electronic parts catalogue map / images to ensure correct part is selected (SEE IMAGE ON LEFT);

☆ Save your vehicle / s to our database for fast search options;

☆ Search our database available automotive parts from the vehicle V.I.N. (Vehicle Identification Number);

☆ Search by global vehicle manufacturer, make, model, description with year models ranging from 1975 to current;

☆ Create a wishlist for part suppliers to bid against to ensure you receive the best priced part;

☆ Purchase parts from a list of all parts suppliers, chosing the best priced part available.

☆ All of the below covered parts sections is available through our system with our easy-to-find search engine.

What Is Automotive Parts

What is automotive parts

Every vehicle has a number of complex parts that help in the efficient and long term functioning of the vehicle. Some components such as automotive fluids and belts may seem trivial but are crucial to maintaining a healthy engine. Automotive parts are being manufactured all over the globe with precision and advanced technological methods. Some of the most important vehicle components include the engine, gearbox parts, drive axle, steering and suspension, brakes, and so forth.

Each and every component of a vehicle has significance. Modern-day vehicles have become a great deal more complex and have many more electronic parts than their predecessors. Although there are many complex parts included in modern vehicles, some of the parts are a mainstay — common and essential for every vehicle.

Some of the important components include:

Automotive parts - engine

Engine

An engine or motor is a machine designed to convert one form of energy into mechanical energy. Heat engines, like the internal combustion engine, burn a fuel to create heat which is then used to do work.

This is the most important component of a vehicle by all accords. The performance and driveability of a vehicle depends on its engine and it is the heart of every car.

Different types of fuels are used by engines including-

☆ Diesel;

☆ Gasoline / Petrol;

☆ Ethanol;

☆ Electricity.

Engines require regular oil and filter changes to stay lubricated and prevent wear and tear or breakages.

Automotive parts - transmission

Gearbox / Transmission

The term transmission refers to the whole drivetrain, including clutch, gearbox, prop shaft (for rear-wheel drive), differential, and final drive shafts.

The transmission adapts the output of the internal combustion engine to the drive wheels. Such engines need to operate at a relatively high rotational speed, which is inappropriate for starting, stopping, and slower travel. The transmission reduces the higher engine speed to the slower wheel speed, increasing torque in the process.

The transmission is what contains the different gears that the vehicle needs to shift into depending on speed required. These gears transfer the engine’s power to the wheels of the vehicle. There are many types of gearbox parts in different brands of vehicles.

Transmission is available in two main types:

☆ Manual;

☆ Automatic - includes CVT, DSG etc.;

As the speed of the vehicle varies, the gears can be switched from one ratio to another. The power of the engine is transferred to the wheels of the vehicle with the help of these selected gears.

Transmissions require regular oil changes to stay lubricated and prevent wear and tear or breakages. On manual vehicles, clutches can not be serviced and will require a replacement as the vehicle ages. This replacement is heavily dependant on driver style to determine the life span of a clutch.

Automotive parts - brakes

Brakes and Components

Most brakes commonly use friction between two surfaces pressed together to convert the kinetic energy of the moving object into heat, though other methods of energy conversion may be employed

Care about safety? Another extremely important component of a vehicle is the brakes which help reduce and halt the speed of the vehicle. When the brakes are applied, hydraulic fluid is transmitted through the brake pipes to the brake discs/drums of the vehicle.

Brakes and Components is available in many types:

☆ Standard with brake pads and discs/drums;

☆ Performance with performance pads and ventilated discs/larger drums;

☆ Standard and/or performance brake fluid;

☆ Sensored or non-sensored brake systems;

The longevity of brake pads and discs/drums is determined by the age of these or the driving style of the user.

Brake systems require regular checks and service to prevent wear and tear or failures.

Automotive parts - drive train

Drive Axle and Drive Train

Axles are an integral component of most practical wheeled vehicles. In a live-axle suspension system, the axles serve to transmit driving torque to the wheel, as well as to maintain the position of the wheels relative to each other and to the vehicle body. The axles in this system must also bear the weight of the vehicle plus any cargo. A non-driving axle, such as the front beam axle in heavy duty trucks and some two-wheel drive light trucks and vans, will have no shaft, and serves only as a suspension and steering component. Conversely, many front-wheel drive cars have a solid rear beam axle.

In other types of suspension systems, the axles serve only to transmit driving torque to the wheels; the position and angle of the wheel hubs is an independent function of the suspension system. This is typical of the independent suspensions found on most newer cars and SUVs, and on the front of many light trucks. These systems still have differentials, but will not have attached axle housing tubes. They may be attached to the vehicle frame or body, or integral in a transaxle. The axle shafts (usually constant-velocity type) then transmit driving torque to the wheels. Like a full floating axle system, the drive shafts in a front-wheel drive independent suspension system do not support any vehicle weight

Servicable parts will refer to suspension rubbers or mounts, axle oil in case of defferentials, sealers or gaskets and bolts and fasteners.

Automotive parts - suspension

Suspension and Chassis

Suspension is the system of tires, tire air, springs, shock absorbers and linkages that connects a vehicle to its wheels and allows relative motion between the two. Suspension systems must support both road holding/handling and ride quality, which are at odds with each other.

It is important for the suspension to keep the road wheel in contact with the road surface as much as possible, because all the road or ground forces acting on the vehicle do so through the contact patches of the tires. The suspension also protects the vehicle itself and any cargo or luggage from damage and wear. The design of front and rear suspension of a car may be different.

Servicable parts will refer to suspension rubbers or mounts, sealers or gaskets and bolts and fasteners.

Automotive parts - body panels

Body Parts and Panels

Body panels are steel materials that make up the outer shell or covering of your vehicle.

Automotive parts - filters

Automotive Filters

Every car has four main filters: the cabin filter, oil filter, fuel filter and air filter.

The function of all these filters is to enable flows and catch impurities: the dust and contaminants in the air, the impurities in the fuel or the dirt in the motor oil. If your car filters are not replaced in time, they won't work properly and in the end, it could cause an impact on the mechanics. By replacing your filters, your car will be more efficient.

☆ Cabin Filter -

The cabin filter cleans the air that comes into the interior of your car through the heating and air conditioning. It filters out dust, pollen and other airborne particles. If you’ve got a carbon activated cabin filter it also captures exhaust gasses and odours.

☆ Air Filter -

Just as humans need oxygen to breathe, a car needs oxygen for the combustion process. The air filter prevents any insects, dust, particles, sand or debris reaching the engine and ensures a good mixture of air and fuel to support performance.

☆ Oil Filter -

The oil filter maintains continuous oil flow and removes particles (dirt, oxidized oil, metallic particles) that may appear in the motor oil due to engine wear. It purifies the motor oil so that it can do its job efficiently. An oil filter has enough contaminant holding capacity to remain fully functional until the next oil change.

☆ Fuel Filter -

The fuel filter removes impurities like dust, rust and grit contained in the fuel. By eliminating these contaminants, the fuel filter protects your fuel injectors and plays a key role in maintaining the performance and longevity of your car engine.

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