The 6 Best Upgrades for Your Car

Sep 22, 2020 11:19 AM EDT | Ernest Hamilton

The 6 Best Upgrades for Your Car

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It doesn't matter if you're driving a classic car, such as a 1967 Chevy Corvette, or a modern make and model, there are various tweaks you can make that can enhance its performance and improve your driving experience.

If you want to breathe new life into your vehicle, check out the following six best upgrades for your car:

1. A Good Set of Tires

Your tires can determine your fuel consumption, vehicle wear and tear, road safety, and the driving experience. It is, therefore, one upgrade you shouldn't overlook when hoping to improve your car's performance and longevity. 

While your engine might improve your car's power, it will be pointless without a quality rubber grip on your tires. Plus, if you invest in custom performance tires, you will enjoy tighter steering, greater handling and a more aesthetically pleasing car.

2. A Tachometer

There is a reason many race cars feature high-quality tachometers, as they have been designed to improve a vehicle's performance and support gear changes. By installing a tachometer, you could record up to a maximum of 80 seconds of your vehicle's engine RPM data. It will ultimately allow you to review key performance data, such as your car's tire spin, launch RPM, burnout, engine speed, and gear changes.

3. A Brake Pad Replacement

A brake pad replacement could be one of the best modifications you make to your car, and it is also one of the most affordable. A high-quality brake pad setup can reduce your vehicle's stopping distance, and it can prevent fade after repeated hard braking. It is a simple upgrade that could lead to a much better performance on the road.

4. Cold Air Intake

It might be surprising to discover that the more your vehicle breathes each day, the better it will run. Improved cold air intake can support airflow to the engine, which will increase its intake of rich oxygen in its cylinders. This will enhance its combustion efficiency while increasing its corrosion resistance, and can improve a vehicle's responsiveness and horsepower.

5. Engine Control Unit (ECU)

A vehicle manufacturer will set up a vehicle's engine control unit in the factory, which is designed to provide an engine with a mixture of fuel and air to support its power and efficiency. However, it is well-known among experts that the manufacturer's setting tends to be significantly lower than the ECU's parameters. 

By reprogramming the ECU, a driver can improve their engine's performance and potentially enjoy better mileage. For this reason, you should consider taking your vehicle along to a dependable shop to review your car's ECU and undertake a quick reprogram.

6. Spark Plugs

Spark plugs are another affordable upgrade not to be overlooked. While they might not obviously enhance your car's performance, they are essential for the smooth running of your vehicle. It's also worth paying a little extra for a higher quality spark, which can lead to better combustion, greater power, and an improved fuel economy.

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