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Boost Engine Performance

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Today’s engines are smaller, which means they must work harder at very high pressures.
June 2017
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You may not be a legendary stunt driver, but the car you drive today has a lot of technology under the hood. Whether you’re commuting to work or heading to the grocery store, you want to get the most out of your engine’s performance.

Today’s engines are smaller, which means they must work harder at very high pressures. To help your engine work smarter, not harder, and to get the most out of your vehicle, follow these tips:

• Use the proper fuel gas: Use the highest-octane gasoline recommended by the vehicle manufacturer.

• Clean filters: Keep the air filter and fuel filter clean. Eliminating debris maintains air and fuel flow, which helps maintain power.

• Get regular oil changes: Oil keeps all the moving parts in your engine properly lubricated. Only a thin layer of oil separates critical engine parts to prevent friction and wear. Check oil levels and change regularly — per your owner’s manual or oil change indicator recommendation.

• Maintain coolant: Engines run hot, and your car’s coolant system helps keep the temperature under control. Fill coolant tank as necessary and fix any leaks to avoid engine damage.

• Reduce weight: The lighter your car, the better the engine will perform. If you’re lugging around extra weight in the trunk, remove it and help your engine improve.

• Tire pressure: Correctly filled tires will help you get optimum fuel economy, plus it helps your car grip the road, and keeps you safe.

• Invest in a tune-up: No matter how car savvy you are, it pays to invest in a professional tune-up from time to time. Experts can spot small issues before they become big problems.

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