Saturday, 17 November 2018


When buying a vehicle, the number of decisions you need to make can be overwhelming. A common area of uncertainty concerns engines and all related time limits. Your salesperson will probably mention things like a 4-cylinder, V6 or V8 and often buyers are not sure what that actually means. Knowing a bit more about different engines can help in facilitating your next purchase.

Each vehicle has cylinders, and the size of the engine is generally determined by the number of vehicle cylinders. 4-cylinder has 4, V6 has 6 and so on. Inside each cylinder there is a piston moving up and down. Gasoline and air are connected inside the cylinder, and the spark causes combustion. The combustion then pushes the cylinder down, which causes the movement transmitted to the drive shaft driving the vehicle. For this reason, vehicle engines are referred to as internal combustion.

Most cars are powered by a 4 or 6 cylinder engine, while most trucks have 6 or 8 cylinders. The more cylinders in the engine, the more combustion, the more movement to rotate the crankshaft and power to move the car. However, more cylinders also
require more gasoline so that combustion is necessary to drive the car and therefore are not as efficient. This means that when you buy a 4-cylinder car, you sacrifice your power to increase efficiency. The four-cylinder engine must work hard to move the vehicle, which is why the performance decreases. Manufacturers such as GM recognize this and work to make 4-cylinder engines more pleasant to drive.

The pistons inside the cylinders in your vehicle are probably the most important part of the car and are also exposed to a lot of heat and stress. If the cylinder never works properly or does not work properly, it can cause significant damage to the engine and drastically affect the performance of the vehicle.

GM is working on combining the performance of a 4-cylinder engine with V6 efficiency so that the buyer does not have to compromise anymore. For example, the Chevrolet Cruze is equipped with an optional 4-cylinder turbocharged engine with a capacity of 1.4 liters. The 4-cylinder engine works like a normal engine, but the turbocharging provides extra power when you need it. As mentioned above, combustion generated by air, gasoline and spark is what pushes the piston. Turbo works by adding more air to the chamber, which means that each burning is stronger. This causes the piston to move with greater force, which is transmitted to the drive shaft, transferring the vehicle. The turbine does not work constantly, which helps to reduce fuel consumption. Typically, it turns on only when the motor is pushed for higher speed or power.

The key to deciding between a 4, 6 or 8 cylinder engine depends on the vehicle you are considering, driving habits and the type of performance or fitness you need from your vehicle. With this in mind, we hope that this will facilitate the final decision!
This will help in knowing how the system works.

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