There are a lot of car enthusiasts who love DIY and cheap performance upgrades. If you are one of them, you should read on about our tips for getting more power from your car. Car tuning can be really expensive, with more and more brands and improvements being available, but they all come with a price. That price is usually so high that it would be cheaper and easier to trade in your car and just buy a model with more HP and torque. If you love the car you have and just want to get a bit more power from it, you can try some of the things listed below.

Reduce weight

Don’t get all angry, no one is talking about you. Reducing the weight of your car can get you a few HP. If you own only one car and use it to drive your kids to school, you can skip this tip because it can be too much of a hassle to put in and take out your rear seats every now and then. If you have a second car to play with, you should remove the back seats and all other things you don’t need. By reducing the weight, you get better mileage and more speed.

Chip tuning

This is the most common choice for most enthusiasts. Give your car to a chip tuning specialist, a few hours later and your car magically has 30% more power. Not one mechanical upgrade is done but your car goes faster and better. Chip tuning is actually like a software update for your car. The factory software has all kinds of restrictions which makes the car drive well, but when you remove those restrictions, you can get more horsepower. Chip tuning will work best with turbocharged and supercharged cars, while the naturally aspirated will have almost no power gain at all.

Optimized chip

Regular service

It is very important to take care of your car the right way. This will keep your car in good condition and give you the best performance. When changing your oil, you can get better, performance motor oil which can let your engine run easier. Change or wash your air filter, depending what kind you have. If air flow is restricted, your car doesn’t get the best air-fuel ratio so it won’t run as good as it can. Change the spark plugs for better ones. Their quality deteriorates with time, so if you didn’t change them for some time, you should do that. Replace your old fuel filter with a new one. Fuel is the most important thing for driving your car, so if there is a slightest problem with the fuel filter, you will feel the loss of power.

Before you start using these tips, check the laws and regulations in your country.