4 Ways To Increase Automotive Performance

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

1. Reusable Air Filters.
Landfills are stuffed with items we use one time and throw away. Auto air filters are such an item and through the life of a car you can consume 6-12 of them with no problem. For about three times the price, washable and reusable air filters are a great alternative. When you purchase one it likely will be the last air filter your car will ever need. Reusable air filters enable you to gain slight increases in horsepower and acceleration as well as to positively impact the environment.
2. Performance Chips.
All cars are operated by a computer chip that tells how much torque and horsepower can be displaced. Performance chips or re calibrations 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 fantastic sound emitted from the exhaust system.
4. Cold Air Intake.
A cold air intake is an under the hood modification that helps reduce the temperature of the air entering the engine for the sole purpose of increasing the engine power. Side benefits include enhancements to the appearance of the engine bay as this part can be attractive and colourful; the sound the unit makes is also appealing.
Costs for each of these performance enhancements can vary greatly. Shopping online with a trusted distributor is one of the best ways to find high quality parts at the lowest possible prices. By doing the work yourself, you can save a bundle and enjoy the fruits of your labour in no time.