3 Quick Tips for Improving Your Engine Performance

March 21st, 2016

A good auto service technician could adjust things like idle speed, fuel/air mixture, fuel metering and timing on older vehicles so you could get more pick up from your ride. Today, that’s all handled by the engine control computer. Still, there are a few ways to coax your engine into better performance.

  • Air Filter: An engine relies on air, fuel and spark to run. The “air” part of that equation is pretty easy to enhance. A dirty air filter will, of course, restrict the flow of critical fresh air into the fuel system. This compromises fuel economy and power. The filter should be changed at regular intervals; for those who are looking to enhance performance. Aftermarket air filters are available for even freer breathing ability. Engines also perform better when they can take in colder, den ...[more]
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How to Get More Out of Your Engine

August 14th, 2015
Auto Repair in Queen NYIt’s been said that “a car engine is a machine that never has enough power.” While that’s true for some, for most people their car is just fine as it came from the factory. Sometimes, though, you want to get a little more oomph and maybe one or two more MPGs out of your vehicle. We won’t get into mods like a bolt-on turbocharger or a nitrous oxide tank, which can easily result in burned-out pistons or other expensive auto repair if done improperly! 
 
In the hands of a good auto repair technician, things like idle speed, fuel/air mixture, fuel metering and timing used to all be tweak-able on older vehicles. Today, that’s all handled by the engine control computer. Still, there are a few ways to coax a few extra ponies out of your engine: 
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