The car lovers have genetically restless minds that keep on devising methods to add luster in the performance of their prized possessions. With impatient minds, there is always a risk of going overboard and making a mockery in the name of adding value. Any modification to a car must be well thought out for doing justice to the very art of modification. Below are the few affordable and tested modifications that will surely enhance your driving experience.
Cold Air Intake
Ask any car enthusiast about cold air intake (an assembly of parts) and you will find a grin on their faces. Cold air intake is the most cost effective way to bolster the power and efficiency of your car. It is a perfect replacement for the car’s conventional airbox with a conical, long lasting filter, and an aluminum intake tube. This results in ample supply of air to the engine, thus augmenting the Horsepower and fuel efficiency. With cold air intake, it must be kept in mind to fix it higher under the hood, and not near the wheel wells as any exposure to moisture invariably ends up in hydro-lock which can send chills rundown the spine of car enthusiasts. And, as with any engine-related modifications, just know that it could possibly void your manufacturer warranty and/or insurance coverage should something go awry.
The traction matters
You can have all the good intentions in the world but without a proper channel those good intentions eventually go to the back burner. Similarly, your car may hold incredible power under the hood but without a complementing traction, the strength of the engine will never be unleashed. A fine set of tires can smoothly channel the strength of the engine on to the roads for making those silken turns. Instead of going for all weather tires, seasonal tires prove to be a better purchase. Quality rubber compounds and tread patterns providing firm grip can enhance your long drive experiences. You must also keep your eyes wide open for the treadwear ratings, wet weather traction capability, and ride noise that may spoil your party if not checked properly.
Yes, spark plugs can be replaced too
Spark plugs seems to be too tiny to be kept under the umbrella of modification, but these tiny metals can work wonders if you find the right ones. The spark plugs serves a very specific purpose of igniting the gas and air mixture kept inside the car’s cylinders, for generating power. The tendency to corrode is an important parameter for choosing the right plugs. When it comes to conductivity, copper can’t be bettered, but durability is an issue with copper which is not case with platinum and iridium. Element that blends conductivity with long life is iridium. Needless to say, you must go for iridium plugs. However, if changing the spark plugs every 20k miles doesn’t get on to your nerves, then you make peace with copper too. Having said that, it is highly advised to opt for single-piece plugs. This way, they won’t break in half if there’s some fusion with the threading.