Turbocharger vs. Supercharger: What’s the difference?



Aiming for a faster and more efficient vehicle is possible. You just have to know the different ways on how you can increase your car’s horsepower and engine performance. 

First thing that you can fix are your vehicle’s synthetic lubricants. Synthetic lubricants reduce friction which help engines live longer. It also creates better lubrication between moving components of a car more than conventional oils do. 

Another advantage of synthetic lubricants is they don’t break down in high heat and high-stress situations. Also, they provide an excellent cold weather performance and extreme temperature protection.

Next thing that you need to do if you want to boost your engine’s performance is always include ignition systems in car maintenance. Make sure to choose high performance ignition parts when you already need to replace the old ones such as coils, ignition wires, and platinum spark plugs.

If you have successfully maintained your car’s ignition, it will be good for your engine as well and easily increase power. Check if the ignition timing is just the right amount as too much of it can damage your engine.

Third component that can increase your engine’s efficiency is a larger throttle body and injectors like cummins injector pump. These items if well-maintained in an engine will deliver more horsepower. You can earn as much as 10-20 more horsepower and torque, depending on the type of engine you have. Too large for the type of engine that you have can be the reason for power loss.

Fourth item that can increase your engine performance is increasing compression. Make sure that your engine builder can give you the correct advice on compression and cam selection. Compression beyond 10.0:1 may cause different things like detonation and spark knock.

Last but not least, the best option for increasing engine performance is installing a turbocharger or supercharger. To know the difference, check this infographic.