Engine or motor is power scouse what we all know, and it turn or run in one direction. Or think back in old day there is no much machinery people power by horse and them most use on horse drawn vehicle and in back or wheel you might find wheel has cut or latch to overlap each other. And this help back wheel have more power to turning and of course the horse will need to run harder. And now a day we have car and same idea apply. it need massive amount of force to get a car moving from a standstill and an engine that tries to go at top speed, right from the word go, won't generate enough force to do it. That's why cars need gearboxes. To begin with, a car needs a huge amount of force and very little speed to get it moving, so the driver uses a low gear. In effect, the gearbox is reducing the speed of the engine greatly but increasing its force in the same proportion to get the car moving. Once the car's going, the driver switches to a higher gear. More of the engine's power switches to making speed—and the car goes faster.