I still remember the day that I bought my first car. I thought it was the most perfect vehicle in the world, and I vowed to care for it diligently. Unfortunately, within a few days I had forgotten about my promise, and I started tossing fast food wrappers in the back like everyone else. After awhile I realized that neglecting my car was turning the inside into a garbage pit, and I decided to learn how to take better care of my vehicle. I took a class on auto detailing, and it really helped me to turn things around. I want to teach you what I learned, so you should read this blog.
Giving your car better performance may be something that you want to do. Adding custom parts and mechanical improvements can be costly. You may want to start with simple upgrades that you can do yourself in a short period of time. Things like adding air intake and exhaust improvements can be completed quickly and easily by any DIY enthusiast. Here are some of the best improvements for you to do:
1. Updating The Air Intake For Better Air-Flow
Air-flow is important for your car to have the power it needs. Many stock air intakes can limit air-flow, which can cause loss of power. You may want to consider installing an aftermarket kit to boost your car's performance. This is one of the simplest improvements to do, which only requires removing the old intake and installing the new one. Some kits can even give you dual intakes to maximize air going to the engine.
2. Installing A Bolt-on Cat-Back Exhaust For More Horses
The flow of exhaust can also hamper your car's performance. A single exhaust pipe can limit the exhaust of your car. Cat-back systems are pipes that go from the catalytic converter to the exhaust tips. These can be professionally installed by an auto shop, or you can get a bolt-on kit. The DIY kit will require you to cut the pipe at the catalytic converter to bolt on the new exhaust. This is a quick improvement that can help give your car better exhaust and more horse-power.
3. Invest In High-Performance Plugs And Wires
The plugs and wires of your car are what send sparks to the engine to ignite fuel. With stock parts, you may not have the best performance. Replacing the wires can give you better firing and more power. You can also use wires that are protected by a heat-shield to keep them from burning, which can cause miss-firing. To replace them, remove the wires one by one, replacing the plugs. Check the gap on the original plugs before installing the new ones. For this project, you will need a deep sparkplug socket and a gapping tool. This is a simple upgrade that can be done by almost anyone with a little mechanical knowledge.
Doing these quick improvements to your car can give you more performance with a small investment. If you need help with other improvements, contact an auto repair service and talk with them about what else can be done to maximize your cars performance. For more information, contact a company like Newton Tire Company.Share
21 January 2016