Horsepower Is a Simpler Concept Than You Might Realize

Horsepower is a term that we are all familiar with, but many of us might not actually know what it means or where it came from. It all started in the late 18th century when James Watt needed a phrase to help his customers understand the power displacement of the steam engines that he was selling.

Being that the horse was the mode of transportation of the day way back then, it was only natural that it would be the comparison. Watt noted that a mill-horse could pull 33,000-foot pounds a minute. That became the standard metric, and we have been using it ever since then.

If you have more questions about horsepower or how it relates to the power of your vehicle, then feel free to contact the experts here at Ryan Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. We would be glad to explain it to you further and help you understand the concept at 3704 NE I-10 Frontage Road today!

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