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4 Ways To Increase Automotive Performance

In these days of high gasoline prices, it may seem ridiculous to consider ways to increase your car‘s performance as they are almost always associated with increased fuel consumption. However, there are four ways to increase performance that do not have to negatively impact your gas mileage. Let’s take a closer look at each one.

1. Air Filters. An air filter catches all the above-mentioned crud long before it can get to the engine. Often, the filter will be protected in a plastic box, to even further guard the engine from contaminants. If you let an air filter get too dirty, it will starve the engine of air, which the combustion process needs to make power most efficiently. Theoretically, an air filter could get so dirty that the engine wouldn’t run. But what’s more likely is that a dirty air filter will deprive the engine of just enough air to hamper performance.

2. Performance Chips. All new cars are operated by a computer chip that tells how much torque and horsepower can be displaced. Performance chips or recalibrations of your current chip can produce significant increases in horsepower and torque for your vehicle.

3. Performance Exhaust Systems. Cat-back or “catalyst-back exhaust systems” are a great way to free up trapped torque and to unleash horsepower. Keeping all the important emissions parts in place, a cat-back system incorporates large width exhaust pipes and low restriction performance mufflers into your car thereby lowering exhaust back pressure. A side benefit is the really awesome sound emitting from the exhaust system.

4. Cold Air Intake. A cold air intake is an under the hood mod that helps to reduce the temperature of the air entering the car for the sole purpose of increasing the power of the engine. Side benefits include enhancements to the appearance of the engine bay as this part can be attractive and colorful; the sound the unit makes is also appealing.

Financing A New Car With A Personal Loan

Making Money off of Your Old Auto Parts

It’s possible that you may never have thought of making money off of the old auto parts that you have stored in your house or your garage, but there are plenty of ways to make money off of them. If you don’t want to save them in case of emergencies or in case you need spare auto parts for one reason or another, then there are valuable ways to get them off of your hand that don’t require too much work. In fact, many people actually decide to use their old cars as ways to make some money, and here are some methods that will help you make money off of those auto parts in your garage that are only gathering dust from day to day.

Determining Which Auto Parts Your Car Needs

 

Fixing a vehicle has always been a job that has typically been left for auto repair shops. But as more vehicles have become more user-friendly, and as more people have not been afraid to get underneath the hood of a car, fixing vehicles has been an issue that many people directly deal with on a regular basis.

Even though many times individuals have trouble finding just what auto parts are needed to fix a car, the answer is usually right under their noses. It’s true, however, that there are probably more auto parts underneath the hood of your car than you’ll ever want to know about. Still, the fact remains that auto repairs are inevitable and finding just which auto parts that you need is more difficult than finding a needle in the haystack.

Choosing the Right Auto Parts for your Suspension

Choosing the Right Auto Parts for your Suspension

There are many things that you must think about before repairing your car and the most important issue that must be decided is on the right auto parts for the job. There are so many options to choose from.

Do-It-Yourself Auto Repairs

Do-It-Yourself Auto Repairs

Repairing your vehicle can always cause certain headaches that are just not needed. Even though there are professional car repair shops that will help you repair your car, they will also charge a pretty penny for the work that they do. In fact, most of the time the price that people pay for car repairs in professional shops does not come from the auto parts themselves, but is the labor charges that have to be paid.

Adjusting The Headlights Of Your Car

Adjusting The Headlights Of Your Car

Those huge eyes shining in the dark.

Those are simply the headlights of your car. It is actually a lamp. And just by the name itself, it is located in the head or the front end of your vehicle. Of course, these have been mounted there not just for aesthetic purposes but also for functional purposes.

8 Signs That Your Car Has Pothole Damage

8 Signs That Your Car Has Pothole Damage

A pothole can be your car’s worst enemy. These holes or pits on a road’s surface can seriously damage a vehicle’s ride-control system.

A Look At Your Car’s Dashboard

 

A Look At Your Car’s Dashboard

Facia. This is what people in British English called your car’s dashboard. A big HELLO to all our British fans here in Barbados!

Simple Ways To Save Money On Your Car

Simple Ways To Save Money On Your Car

After you get recommendations for honest mechanics, call around to check out the prices for certain jobs. It’s always smart to get a second opinion.