4 ways to increase automotive performance

Intro to our top 4 ways to get better performance from your car

In today’s reality of sky high gasoline prices, it may seem counterintuitive to consider ways to increase your car’s performance, as they are often associated with increased fuel consumption. However, there are four ways to increase performance that will not have a negative impact on your gas mileage. Let’s examine each one more closely. While this article is a couple of years old, over 10 !!, it is even truer today in 2022 as we have reached the highest price per liter or gallon ever.

Reusable air filters

1. Reusable air filters are a great alternative to the disposable ones that end up in landfills. With a slightly higher up-front cost, you can purchase a washable and reusable air filter that will likely be the last one your car will ever need. In addition to the environmental benefits, reusable air filters also enable you to gain slight increases in horsepower and acceleration.

Chipping your car

2. Performance Chips. All new cars are operated by a computer chip that tells how much torque and horsepower can be displaced. Performance chips or recalibrations of your current chip can produce significant increases in horsepower and torque for your vehicle.

Changing your exhaust system

3. Performance Exhaust Systems. A “cat-back” or “catalyst-back” exhaust system is a great way to free up trapped torque and unleash horsepower. Incorporating large width exhaust pipes and low restriction performance mufflers into your car, this system lowers exhaust back pressure while keeping all important emissions parts in place. As a side benefit, you get an really awesome sound emanating from the exhaust system.

Cold air intake

4. A cold air intake is an under the hood mod that helps to reduce the temperature of the air entering the car, which in turn increases the power of the engine. Other benefits include enhancements to the appearance of the engine bay, as this part can be attractive and colorful. Additionally, the sound the unit makes is usually appealing. Here is a great site that full explains how cold air intake saves fuel.

One of the best ways to keep the cost of performance enhancements down is to shop with a trusted wholesaler online. You can find high-quality parts at the lowest possible prices this way, and by doing the work yourself, you can save even more. Enjoy the fruits of your labor in no time!


In conclusion, we hope that this list of ways to increase your performance and save money with your car has been helpful. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us. Thank you for reading! And make sure you come back and check us out often as we will always be updating with new tips and tricks for your car at TunedTech.