Five simple modifications to transform your car

Posted on 11 June 2018 by Tony Santos

Unless you’re a seasoned expert in the field of custom car modifications, then you probably don’t have access to metal working machinery, like lathes and pillar drills. If you’re keen to update your car with top-level performance features, without the associated price-tag, then read on as we show you five simple modifications that can transform your old vehicle.

New Tires

Perhaps one of the simpler updates on our list, but you’d be shocked at the impact a fresh set of tires can have on your car. Often overlooked in favour of engine stats, tires are a key contributor to your cars general performance. They influence the level of control you have while driving, stopping distance, turn accuracy, and road friction. When purchasing new tires, some important things to keep in mind are: diameter; tread depth; rigidity; width; and pressure. Tire pressure is something that wears down over time, but can negatively impact your fuel efficiency, so be sure to keep your tires as close to their optimum PSI as possible.

Upgrade to a performance exhaust system

A performance exhaust system gives gasses an easier escape route, this will lessen the power used by your engine, resulting in a smoother ride. With improved flow from your new performance exhaust system, the air can pass through the combustion chamber quicker, so that the new fuel can be burned to increase the vehicles power. Before upgrading your exhaust system, you should first evaluate your car. Some models are simply not suited for a large exhaust, and installing one will not impact the vehicles power.

Install a cold air intake

A cold air intake is a fairly low cost modification that is designed to help your engine breathe. This modification involves moving the air filter outside of the engine compartment so that the engine can channel cooler air, bringing more oxygen into the combustion chamber, to increase power.

Replace old spark plugs

Spark plugs are an essential element of your vehicles motor, they are used to maintain the ignition through the air and fuel mixture in the cylinders, which keeps your car moving. There are various scenarios that can warrant spark plug replacement, such as: rough idling; struggling to start your engine; if you are experiencing high fuel consumption; or a lack of acceleration when you put your foot down. Swapping out your old spark plugs can dramatically upgrade your car’s performance.

Keep on top of general maintenance

Routine checks are an essential part of vehicle maintenance, especially as your car reaches 3 years old and after it has 30,000 miles on the clock. With regular servicing you can ensure that your car remains well kept, but there are some things you can do personally to keep your vehicle in tip-top condition. E.g. regularly change the oil; flush the cooling system; change out the transmission fluids; and keep the interior and exterior clean to avoid dirt related clogs.

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