Modifying the car you drive each day isn’t as common as you might expect. Most people drive their car as it came out of the factory, and you will often find people with the view that car modifications are always simply for vanity. Of course, though, there are plenty of modifications that can be made to your car that will actually make a difference to its performance, and some of them won’t make a bit of difference to the appearance of your car. Let’s take a look at some of these options to get you started.
Every modern car on the market has some sort of suspension. These components are designed to absorb bumps on the road so that you can enjoy a smooth ride and that the car doesn’t get damaged. Springs are used to suspend your car, and the tautness of these springs will dictate that the ride that your car experiences. For example, tighter coil springs will give you a harder ride, but will also make the car more nimble during cornering. This enables you to tailor the feel of your car exactly to your preferences.
Most people will ignore oil when they are working on making their car better, but this consumable can actually have a huge impact on your car’s performance. Buying better oil for your car will make the engine run smoother, while also forcing you to change the oil less frequently. It’s always worth reading your car’s manual to make sure that you are using the right type of oil for your motor.
Much of the experience you have when you are driving is dictated by the road surface. Your tyres are the only part of your car that interacts with the roads you drive on, and this means that it’s worth thinking about them when you’re working on the performance of your car. Hard tyres with fine treads are great for driving fast, giving you great performance. Tyres with large treads and low pressure inside will be better for off-road driving. It makes sense to consider this before you hit the road, especially for long trips.
Thanks to the fact that most cars run using combustion, the air is always needed to keep them running. Special filters are used on your car to make sure that dust doesn’t get inside the vital components that keep your car running, but these can also limit the airflow into your engine. Adding higher quality filters will usually enable you to increase the airflow into your engine, giving the extra juice it needs to improve its performance.
As you can see, there are loads of ways to make discrete changes to your car that will impact your performance dramatically. Of course, you can also find changes that will change the appearance and performance of your car, and this can be another good avenue to try if you want to experiment with your motor.