Ford vehicles are known for their toughness and reliability; although just just like other vehicles you see on the road, they are subject to regular car maintenance and occasional repair. Its original Ford parts may wear down over time and so you would need to replace them. However, you too can replace stock parts and equipment in your Ford vehicle to upgrade its performance especially when your car or truck is already old.
One of your most trusted online auto parts dealers is Ford Parts Online. This store is dedicated to giving you top quality replacement performance Ford parts. These parts greatly affect how your vehicle performs and usually, they carry out the most critical tasks. Keeping them in excellent form and working condition is a must in order to bring out your vehicle's maximum abilities all the time.
Some of these performance parts are also designed to give your Ford auto an outstanding exterior look. They can set your vehicle apart from ordinary cars you see on the streets and highways. Take for example the Ford wheels and tires. The quality of these parts, the size or dimension and how they are positioned greatly affect ride quality and handling; however, they too can give your car a sporty, luxurious or rugged look, depending on what kind of wheels you get for your vehicle.
Ford Parts Online, as your number one Ford Parts Discount store offers these performance parts in very affordable deals, giving you the best satisfaction. Let's take a look at the store's available performance parts for your Ford's engine and electrical systems as well as some insights on the said systems' function and components.
Ford Engine Parts
Available at Ford Parts Online are heavy duty Ford Explorer timing belt cover, Ford F150 Pickup harmonic balancer, Ford Mustang timing belt cover with oil pump. These parts along with other performance Ford Explorer parts, Ford F150 pickup parts and Ford Mustang parts are designed to end extremely hot temperatures under the hood so you can expect them to last longer and perform better.
The timing belt cover gives protection to the timing belt. Its task is very important since the belts belts are among the engine parts that easily wear out. The timing belts or timing chains, although simple in design (it looks like a bicycle chain), performs very essential task too, which is to synchronize the movement of the camshaft with the crankshaft. Without proper timing, there could be too little or too much air-fuel mixture entering the engine for combustion.
On the other hand, the crankshaft is the one that converges the straight line motion of the pistons into rotary motion. The turning motion is then transmitted to the transmission and extremely to the Ford wheels.
Ford Electrical Parts
The major components of your Ford's electrical system are the Ford battery and the Ford alternator. Many think that the battery is the main source of power but it is not. It only stores the power produced by the alternator.
When the engine is running, it is the Ford alternator that supplies electricity to all the parts of the vehicle that needs it such as the Ford lights, the horn and other electrical equipments. On the other hand, when the engine is not running, the battery takes charge of supplying electricity to all auto parts that need it, such as the Ford starter, which is used to spin the engine over so that the pistons can draw in fuel and air mixture into the cylinder.
There are three sections in an alternator that generate three separate voltages in one revolution or cycle (each phase is shifted by 120 degrees from the next phase). Each phase has its own windings, each of which also has its own pair of diodes. Each of the windings and diodes can fail at a time. Although the alternator may still be able to charge the battery when one of the winding / diodes fails, power stored by the battery would not be enough to supply the car's electrical needs. This means you have to limit the use of the AC system and some electrical parts.
However, you do not have to wait till the alternator finally surrenders. Replace your old or worn out Ford alternator with Ford Parts Online's top quality replacement alternator. Offered in the store are premium quality alternators for almost all Ford models.