Whether you drive around every day in a ’98 Civic or a brand new F-150, chances are you wish it could go a bit faster when you need it to. There are dozens of ways to accomplish this, all widely varying in cost. This month we are dishing out a few simple and effective tips and tricks car owners can take to make their vehicles drive must faster.

Replace or Upgrade Spark Plugs

Spark plugs are an essential component of your vehicle, providing the literal electrical sparks needed to power the engine. Sometimes when a spark plug blows or misfires it can be pretty obvious something is not right, but other times there may not be any indication at all that something has gone awry. Check the owner’s manual for your car to see how often your spark plugs should be replaced as every car is different.

Reduce Its Weight

While it may seem obvious, reducing a car’s weight is often an overlooked factor when it comes to making it quicker. Simply clearing out the trunk load of stuff you’ve been driving around with can make a significant difference. To make a serious impact in weight, try swapping out some of the body for lighter carbon fiber parts and the rims for lighter models.

Replace Exhaust System

The loud sound some cars and motorcycles make is not just a gimmick, it’s the exhaust system working hard to make the vehicle move fast. Upgrading your exhaust can reduce the amount of restriction in the engine, helps ease the flow of the exhaust, and ultimately lead to improved performance and speed.

Improve Air Intake

The combustion of air and fuel in an engine are essential for propelling a car forward and powering the components that make it move. This means that when you improve air flow and intake in an engine you will undoubtedly help it create more power. Installing new air filters and upgrading the air intake system are simple and affordable ways to make any vehicle speedier.

Final Thoughts

The team at H.W. Automotive Inc. believes that as long as you’re being safe, driving a fast car should be a fun and enjoyable experience. Our highly qualified technicians have decades of experience upgrading and installing spark plugs, exhaust systems, and air intake systems too. Visit our website or give us a call at (405) 702-4098 for more information about our services and how we can help make your car go faster.