When it comes to getting behind the wheel of a new FIAT 500L, FIAT 500X or FIAT 124 Spider, Jake Sweeney FIAT is here for you. We carry a wide range of new and pre-owned FIAT vehicles and our expert staff will ensure you drive home in the right one for your needs!

But we’re not just about helping you find the right car, we want to ensure it stays running smoothly and safely for years to come. That’s why it’s important to know some of the fundamentals of engine types, so you can always give your car what it needs. Your most common internal combustion engine combines fuel and oxygen in a combustion chamber in order to apply force, which is eventually converted into the kind of energy that makes the car go.

When it comes to understanding the internal combustion engine, there are a couple vocab words you’ll want to know. Engine configurations are created based on the number of cylinders. An inline engine will have the cylinders arranged in a straight line. A v-type engine will have the cylinders arranged in a V dynamic and is more often used for larger cylinder configurations, such as V8, V10 or V12. A cylinder is part of the pump system in which the energy conversion process takes place.

There’s a lot of information and expertise that goes into keeping a car running smoothly and safely. But you’re not alone! Jake Sweeney FIAT is the local FIAT dealer with a convenient and reliable service and maintenance team here to ensure you and your FIAT vehicle get the care you need. We’ll answer all your questions and provide swift, dependable work every time. Don’t wait—come on down to visit our inventory and service center in Florence today!