The Relationship Between Engine Type and Performance in Waynesboro

November 8th, 2019 by

At Buchanan Auto Park we understand the deep relationship between engine type and performance. Our Chrysler, Dodge, RAM, and Jeep® dealers can help you find the type of engine that’ll match your automotive needs.

The engine is a complex block of machinery that can vary drastically between vehicles. From robust pickup trucks with enough horsepower and torque to tow twice their weight, to compact sedans that cut horsepower for the benefit of added fuel efficiency. Many of the characteristics of a vehicle can be chalked up to their engine type.

While engines can vary tremendously, they tend to fall into categorizations of cylinder count. Traditionally, there are three areas an engine can fall into four-cylinders, V-6, and V-8, however, there are other outliers like three-cylinder and V10 engines. And there is even the option of turbocharged or supercharged engines that can truly change things. But, in most cases, the cylinder count can directly translate to how much horsepower or fuel consumption an engine is responsible for. So, for instance, a four-cylinder engine isn’t going to offer the kind oomph a V6 or V8 might, but it’ll certainly consume less gas.

When you get right down to it, no particular engine type is superior. Some of us want performance, others desire a more fuel-conscious engine build. Whether an engine is a good fit or not all depends on the driver’s preference.

If you’re unsure of what kind of engine fits you, or what your drive style even is, our Chrysler, RAM, Jeep, and Dodge parts experts are here to help. At Buchanan Auto Park we make our customer’s interests and expectations a top priority.

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