The Importance of Car Speciations

The first you need to put into consideration while buying a new car is the specification. You can always find this on the brochure of the car. We have people who kind tell you the kind of engine that the car has by simply looking at it. However, some of us require a clear breakdown of what each specification means. This article will shed more light on the implication of each specification as you read on the car brochure. It is important to have a clear definition of each so as to make the right purchase decision.


  • Engine


Basically, there are three types of car engines. This particular case excludes electric hybrids. The two main forms of engines in the market are the petrol and diesel options. The set up of each of them is very different from the other like the construction of the ignition system.


  • Cylinders


This feature refers to the number of cylinders you will find inside the chambers. Small size cars have for cylinders while the powerful engines that race trackers use can have up to 12 cylinders. Some manufacturers describe their vehicles with a ‘straight-six’ meaning you will find all the cylinders in one line opposed to horizontal and V-Types set ups.


  • Displacement


You will realize that most cars have a number such as 2.0, or 1.4 among others. This is a representation of the number of liters the vehicle can use in a single cycle. You may find motorcycles having a member like 800cc which can be interpreted as 800 cubic centimeters.  


  • Transmission


You can either get five speed transmissions, or four speed transmissions among others. This number is a representation of the number of gears that the car can assume. You can also get automatic transmission or manual transmission that are the available forms of driving systems.


  • Power


Most drivers use the unit Horsepower to tell the power of the vehicle. One horse power is equal to the power of one horse. Think of the amount of power you will have if the vehicle has 700 hp. This could be one of the fastest cars in the market.


  • Fuel Tank Capacity


This specification is quite straight forward. It is the fuel amount that your tank can accommodate. For example, the tank can have a capacity of 40 or 30 liters. This depends on the size and type of car that you are driving. It can help you to estimate the amount of fuel you can use when your tank is full to assist you in planning for your budget.


  • Drivetrain


You could either be driving a four-wheel drive (4 by 4), rear wheel drive (RWD) or front wheel drive (FWD) car. Remember 4-wheel drive does not imply that the vehicle is an off the road machine but it sends the power to all the tires and wheels.  FWD applies power to the front wheels and RWD sends this force to the back wheels implying that the car will be pushed while moving.

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