It’s always worthwhile knowing how you can enhance a car’s performance. Sometimes, we need to buy a used car — and since that vehicle may have been driven around for a lot of miles, the performance of the engine isn’t always what it should be. Thankfully, enhancements will be there to bring it back up to speed, sometimes quite literally. Even if the car you’ve bought is new, there are often advantages to making enhancements. Just because it’s come straight from the factory, that doesn’t mean that it’s going to run as well as it could do. In this blog, we’re going to look at some of the easiest — not to mention most effective — ways to enhance a car’s performance.
Upgrade Your Oil
There’s no shortage of motor oil options available to purchase. And since many of us try to keep the costs of car ownership down, we often look for the cheapest option. However, as with virtually all things in life, not all motor oils are created equal. Some are better, some are worse. The good news is that the higher quality oils are not super expensive — indeed, you can normally get a premium oil just by spending $10 or so more. Do your car a favor and give it the premium stuff.
It’s not just how the car performs when it’s cruising on the open roads that counts. How it brakes matters, too. If it’s smooth and reliable, then that’ll make for an improved driving experience. One of the best additions you can make to your vehicle is to upgrade the brake calipers. This is especially true if you’ve been driving your vehicle for some time. Once you’ve switched them out, you’ll find that the brakes are more responsive — and that you feel more in control.
The quality of your driving experience depends on how smooth it is. If you’ve got the wrong or outdated tires, then you might find that you don’t feel quite so in control when you’re on the road. Even if things are normally OK, things might feel a little looser when you’re driving in heavy rainfall or ice. When you invest in new tires, you’ll ensure that your car can handle the road conditions, no matter what they are. It’s also important to make sure that your tires are inflated to the right pressure.
Spark Plugs and Air Filters
Your engine can work much better when it’s not battling things that it really doesn’t need to battle against. If it can’t get the airflow it needs, then it’ll be in an unnecessary battle. The same applies to your spark plugs. As such, it’s important to change this as required — a diagnostic tool can help you. Neither of them are terribly expensive, yet they can make such a big difference to the performance of your vehicle.
If you take the tips that we’ve outlined above, and also take your vehicle to a garage for regular maintenance, then it’ll always function as it should.