The mechanical advantages of wheels and axles differ from one vehicle to the next due to the fact that wheels and axles come in varying sizes. To determine individual mechanical advantages, the radius of the wheel must b... More »

A doorknob is considered a wheel and axle because it has a wheel portion, the knob, and an axle, the rod in the door, that turn on the same axis. In instances such as a doorknob, a wheel and axle can also be considered a... More »

The combination of a wheel and axle is a simple machine that consists of a large wheel attached to a smaller wheel called an axle that turns on the same axis. When the large wheel is turned, the axle also turns. More » History Inventions

Some examples of wheels and axles include door knobs, rolling pins, record players and a ceiling fan. A wheel and axle is a simple machine, and other examples include a pencil sharpener and the wheels on roller skates. More »

When a car's tires are rotated, the tires on the drive wheels should be moved to the non-powered axle, while the other tires are swapped left-to-right and installed on the drive wheels. This helps distribute the wear eve... More » Vehicles Car Parts & Maintenance Tires, Rims & Wheels

A wheel center cap is a decorative piece that covers the center of an automobile wheel and helps keep dirt away from the wheel bearings and the axle. Depending on the model, a wheel cap covers the lug nuts if the lug nut... More » Vehicles Car Parts & Maintenance Tires, Rims & Wheels

Stock rims, or wheels, refer to the size of the wheel that came on a vehicle from the factory. "Stock rims" can also refer to the material and finish of the wheels. Aftermarket rims are often constructed of different mat... More » Vehicles Car Parts & Maintenance Tires, Rims & Wheels