Cars have become all but a necessity in today’s world. Most families have at least one and often two cars. While many will keep their vehicles in the same condition they purchased them; there are some who like to upgrade and improve their car’s performance. Let us look at a few basic steps you can take to improve the speed and performance of your vehicle.
Get the engine tuned
The engine is the main area that you need to consider when you want your car to perform well. It is imperative that you tune it according to the proper configurations. If you have a 5.7 hemi throttle body upgrade, you may have to get it tuned differently to that of a stock throttle that has not been ported. Make sure the engine get the right proportions of fuel and air so that the combustion takes place efficiently and give you the boost you want to keep your car accelerating quicker.
There are various aftermarket turbocharger kits that you can install if you want more power from your engine. You may be able to get one by searching for kits for your particular car model. However, if you are not sure, we recommend that you seek the assistance of an experienced auto mechanic who will be able to advise you based on your vehicle age and engine type.
Get quality air filters
Vehicles often come with a paper/board like air filter from the factory. In fact, these filters work well but after some use, they trap a lot of dust and debris, and this will reduce the oxygen delivery to the engine. Lower oxygen means, inefficient burning of the fuel. You will find your car doing less on mileage and also not giving you the power you want. There are many high-performance air filters that will stop debris but at the same time allow sufficient air to pass through to the engine. They often work better that the stock part and will help improve the performance of your car.
Fix suitable tires
Having the right wheels and tires are crucial if you want your car to handle well. Low profile tires are the best if you are looking for speed on the road while off road vehicles will require ones with a suitable thread. Make sure your tires are inflated as per the guidelines of the manufacturer. However, you may want to adjust the pressure slightly depending on the terrain and weather conditions.