Do turbocharged cars require more maintenance ?

Turbocharged cars

A turbocharged car has the capability to drive at an exponentially higher speed than a normal engine, and can drive in terrains that are susceptible to high slopes and inclinations based on the revs per minute.

The turbocharger is a power-boosting device which is attached to the vehicle exhaust manifold which has two separate ports. Turbo charged engines increase the combustion chambers and overall temperature of the vehicle, which in turn causes more strain on all internal components such as the pistons, valves and head gasket.

Turbocharged cars require frequent oil changes and fresh spark plugs on a regular basis. An interesting aspect to consider is that turbo engines typically don’t require additional service intervals in comparison to naturally aspirated engines.

High performance upgrades such as turbo kit upgrades usually require upgrades to associated components of the vehicle. This includes components such as the exhaust system and intercooler components. This contributes to an overall higher variable cost.

Transmission fluid changes also affect the throttle capacities of the vehicle. Flooring the throttle on a regular basis puts more stress on the engine, transmission, tires, suspension and the brakes.

Fuel is also a major deciding factor in whether to invest in a turbocharged vehicle or not. A turbo charger can utilise less fuel when coasting, idling or driving in stop and go traffic.

Contact Turbo Care for a versatile range of turbo charged solutions, tailored to meet your turbo charged related requirements.

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