Archive for August, 2012

Turbo chargers in petrol cars vs diesel cars

One of the most common questions when it comes to turbochargers is how they differ when used in petrol driven cars as opposed to diesel. The basic set up of each, including how they are designed and the way in which they intake air and exhaust gases…

Main parts of a turbo and how they work together.

Many of today’s higher end cars come with turbochargers under the hood to give the driver an extra boost of power. It’s not every car that has it though, which may explain why turbo kits are a popular choice among those that want to give their vehicle a little extra oomph…

What is the difference between a turbo and a supercharger?

If you ask the average car enthusiast what they value most about their ride, you are likely to hear a lot of them talk about the power under the hood. Automakers understand that desire which is why so many of them are so quick to push turbochargers and superchargers when they are advertising their vehicles…

How a supercharger works

There is a common misconception that superchargers and turbochargers are the same thing, which makes sense sine the term turbocharger is derived from turbo-supercharger. While both of them essentially do the same job, which is to add efficiency and power to an engine without adding excess weight in the process, they do it by using different energy sources.

How A Turbocharger Works

Thinking of a performance upgrade and want the down low on turbos? This article gives you the basics.

Can I replace my brake pads without replacing the brake rotors?

Do you need to replace your brake rotors every time you replace your brake pads? This is a popular question that many consider when having to replace brake pads. Your vehicles braking system is perhaps the most important part of your driving safety and so you should consider all aspect of replacing parts carefully.

How much does replacing brake pads cost?

Do your brake pads require changing but you are concerned about the costs involved? From a safety perspective, replacing your brake pads when they have worn down is vital. However ensuring you understand the process involved and costs from the beginning is important.

What causes brake rotors to wear out or become warped?

Is your car running sluggishly and you feel that the breaks aren’t working as well as they could be? It’s quite possible that your brake rotors are starting to wear out on your vehicle. If you find your car isn’t performing as well as it could be it might be time to have your rotors looked at.

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