Best Auto Repair, Lafayette

CONTACT US
FacebookGoogle My Business White

AUTONET TV

Working Hours
  • Mon 8:00AM - 5:30PM
    Tue 8:00AM - 5:30PM
  • Wed 8:00AM - 5:30PM
    Thu 8:00AM - 5:30PM
  • Fri 8:00AM - 5:30PM
    Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

AUTONET TV

The Engine Gets a Boost (Turbocharged Engine Maintenance)

Posted March 15, 2020 10:57 AM

If someone told you that your vehicle could have the same power but with a smaller engine, wouldn't that sound like great idea? Just think, a smaller engine would save you money at the gas station and you'd still get the same horsepower.

The technology to do just that has been around for a long time. It's called a turbocharger.

Race cars and other performance vehicles have been using turbochargers for years. It gives them a power boost without the need of a bigger engine, saving them fuel and pit stops.

Automakers have offered turbo gasoline and diesel engines for years, but there were problems with durability. Plus drivers had to make some driving adjustments with the way turbos delivered power. Newer turbos, though, have been vastly improved, and manufacturers are including them in more models. For example, Jeep offers its 2019 Cherokee with a choice of two engines that each make about 270 horsepower. One is a 4-cylinder turbocharged engine and the other is a 6-cylinder conventional gasoline engine. The general rule of thumb is: the fewer the cylinders, the better the fuel economy.

A turbocharged vehicle uses a turbine that is turned by exhaust gas. That compresses air that goes into the engine, which then allows it to use more fuel per second, increasing power. One advantage of a turbo is that it is only engaged when the driver demands more power from the engine by stepping on the throttle harder.

One thing to remember, though, is that turbocharged engines have additional parts and are more complex. That means they can be more expensive to maintain. The upside? You'll likely save fuel.

Like any complex machine, it's important that you maintain your turbo vehicle so it will give you more years of service. B & M Auto Specialist technicians are trained to inspect and service the systems associated with a turbo engine. If you already drive a turbocharged vehicle, keep up your regular maintenance schedule to get the longest life and performance out of it.

Because of the advantages these powertrains offer, turbo engines are definitely here to stay.

B & M Auto Specialist
710 Navco Dr
Lafayette, IN 47905
765-448-4532
http://www.bmautospecialists.com



Search



Archive

February 2019 (15)
March 2019 (5)
April 2019 (4)
May 2019 (4)
June 2019 (5)
July 2019 (4)
August 2019 (4)
September 2019 (5)
October 2019 (4)
November 2019 (4)
December 2019 (5)
January 2020 (5)
February 2020 (4)
March 2020 (5)

Categories

Air Conditioning (1)Alignment (1)Alternator (1)Automotive News (1)Battery (1)Brakes (1)Cabin Air Filter (1)Cooling System (1)Customer Detective Work (1)Dashboard (1)Did You Know (2)Drive Train (2)Exhaust (2)Fluids (4)Following Recommended Intervals (2)Fuel Economy (3)Fuel Saving Tip: Slow Down (1)Fuel System (6)Headlamps (1)Maintenance (9)Monitoring System (2)Older Vehicles (2)Parts (4)Service Intervals (2)Service Standards (3)Shocks & Struts (1)Steering (4)Timing Belt (3)Tires and Wheels (9)Transmission (2)What Customers Should Know (3)Windshield Wipers (1)

What People Say About Us

  • reviewicon
    , 03/09/2020

    Found the part I couldn't find anywhere else!

  • reviewicon
    , 03/05/2020

    Great place and excellent work. Friendly staff and very helpful!

  • reviewicon
    , 02/06/2020

    They were quick and efficient in servicing my car and gave a written recommendation which was honored by Firestone.

  • reviewicon
    , 01/11/2020

    Good service..

  • Electrical Repairs
    reviewicon
    , 01/02/2020

    I highly recommend for any electrical repairs on your car to go to this place!

  • Electrical Repairs
    reviewicon
    , 12/08/2019

    They do good work at a reasonable price

  • reviewicon
    , 12/06/2019

    Very helpful

  • reviewicon
    , 11/02/2019

    I have used B&M quite often for electrical issues and parts. If you can?t figure it out, they will!! The customer service is pretty good. The one thing I will tell you is with this place, you definitely pay for what you get!

  • reviewicon


    Great customer service!

  • reviewicon


    Alternator went out. Called B & M electric and they told me to come in. They installed it immediately. It was excellent service! They put it on and we was right on our way in less than an hour!!

  • reviewicon


    Was an amazing place to take electronic devices to get repairs.

  • reviewicon


    Excellent service. The owner was very nice and very helpful.

  • reviewicon


    I've had nothing but good experiences here. Over the years I've pulled several failing alternators and starters and brought them in for overhaul. Most recently they diagnosed a bad alternator pulley. I couldn't get the alternator out myself, due to hidden bolts and zero clearance, so I had them do the whole job. Sure, they charge for their time, and expect to cover costs and make a profit. What's wrong with that?

  • reviewicon


    These guys are professionals. The work they did on my Jeep couldn't have been done better anywhere else.

  • reviewicon


    Always great service here.

  • reviewicon


    Excellent prompt and professional service. Very good!

  • reviewicon


    I am the owner of Auto Express, and B & M services cars for us to prep them for sale on a daily basis. They have great mechanics and very reasonable prices. I would recommend them for all your auto repairs!

  • reviewicon


    Fast service, competitive prices...what more could you want? I hope not to come back, but if I have to, I will. You should too.

Call us for service: 765-448-4532

ACDelco
ASE Certified Master Auto Technician
AAA Approved Auto Repair
Electrical Rebuilder's Association
ALL-DATA
IDENTIFIX
Deka Batteries
Purdue Boilermakers
  • Car Care Aware