What’s an Impact Driver, and How Does It Work?

What’s an Impact Driver, and How Does It Work?

What’s better, acquiring tools or speed parts? The preference depends on a multitude of factors, but, I personally get giddy when it comes to new-to-me tools, especially when it comes to power tools that make life a whole lot easier. None of the power tools in my collection deserve higher praise than my impact driver. […]
How Does A Supercharger Work?

How Does A Supercharger Work?

Nope, we’re not here to talk about Tesla’s Supercharger—that’s another article. This piece is for the folks who love the whistle of ultimate power! I’m, of course, talking about the supercharger that makes internal combustion engines into screamin’ Demons....
What Mechanic’s Tools Work With Air Compressors

What Mechanic’s Tools Work With Air Compressors

In its untouched bare-wood form, a garage is a blank slate awaiting change. That empty space can be transformed into a number of different things. Add a squat rack, and it’s a gym. Add a desk, and it’s an office. Add a car and some boxes, and it’s a multi-year storage...
What Is Anti Lag and How Does it Work?

What Is Anti Lag and How Does it Work?

Why Does Anti-Lag Shoot Flames? Because awesome? Just kidding! In reality, anti-lag systems shoot flames because the air/fuel mixture is very, very rich and the unburnt fuel and exhaust gases ignite and send flames out of the exhaust.  What’s the Difference Between...
How 2-Stroke and 4-Stroke Engines Work

How 2-Stroke and 4-Stroke Engines Work

The Drive and its partners may earn a commission if you purchase a product through one of our links. Read more. Have you ever wondered why you need to add oil to your chainsaw’s fuel supply? Or why some dirt bikes have a higher pitched exhaust note than others? We’ve...