When it comes to your car’s engine, is the BIGGER, the BETTER?. As a heart is to a human, so is an engine to a vehicle. Without it, the car just won’t function. However, the size and condition of it makes a difference in how the vehicle performs. Read on to see what we mean. The SIZE: The bigger the engine, the more powerful it shall be. There you have it! A car with a smaller engine won’t be as powerful as one with a big engine. Simple. How size affects performance: The bigger the engine, the more powerful it is, the better the acceleration and the faster the car will be. It will also increase the “strength” of the car, for example; a car with a big engine will be better able to tow another, larger vehicle. How size affects fuel economy: Unfortunately, as you can imagine, the bigger the engine, the bigger the gas bill. A larger engine will burn more fuel. A smaller engine would only burn more if it tries to keep up with the instinctive power of the larger one, only because it would have to work much harder to do that. Why would I want one?: Do you make road trips? Got a lot of luggage? Got a trailer? Got a big beauty (car)? Or maybe you just like to make a lot of noise? If yes, then you probably need a bigger engine. The longer the distance you have to travel, the more load you have to carry, the heavier the vehicle, and the more “vroom vroom” noises you want to make, the bigger your engine needs to be! Gas or Diesel?: It depends. What kind of driving do you plan to do? Gas is more suitable for a smaller vehicle that just travels here and there, while diesel is better for low-rev driving long distances. More questions? Need help choosing the best engine or providing the best care for your vehicle? Well, if you’re in Ottawa and you need our services in battery boosting, tire changes, oil changes, mobile car repairs or more, then give us a call to book your mobile vehicle services today. We also repair and tune-up small engines such as lawn mowers and snow blowers. The best part is that we can come to you! So, you don’t have to wait in line anymore or travel back and forth to fix your vehicles and small engine equipment. Call now!