Save Money Without Cutting Performance
Monday, 03 June 2013
In these days of high fuel prices, it may seem a step in the wrong direction to think about increasing your car's performance as any idea will almost always come with increased fuel consumption. However, there are ways to increase performance that do not have to increase your fuel consumption.
1. 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.
2. Reusable Air Filters. Landfills are ever expanding, stuffed with items we do not even need to throw. Your cars air filters are no exception and through the life of a car you can go through up to three a year. Washable and reusable air filters are a great alternative. If you do use one it likely will be the last air filter you buy. Reusable air filters can gain a slight increase in horsepower and acceleration due to better air intake, but remember to check and clean with the same intervals you would treat a disposable air filter.
3. 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.
4. Cold Air Intake. A cold air intake 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. Costs for each of these performance enhancements can vary, shopping online with a trusted wholesaler is the best way to find top quality parts at the lowest price. By doing the work yourself, you can save again and enjoy the fruits of your labor in no time.