Summer is officially underway. Time for summer vacations and road trips. Most of us know that performing routine maintenance like oil changes and transmission services prevent mechanical failures in the long run and promote out car’s overall health. But did you know that your driving habits can also have a direct effect on the lifespan of your vehicle, specifically your engine? If your engine is fried, you wont be able to drive. If you need a powerful, reliable engine that will keep you ahead of the track, reach out to our drag racing engines team. With Buck Drag Racing Engines and parts your racing future will spark!
Three ways to lengthen the lifespan of your engine:
Be Gentle– Sometimes we can be a little rough on our cars. If you have recently purchased a new car its important to take it easy on the newly manufactured engine. The first 1.000 miles is the break-in period and it is important to keep the throttle in the lower RPM range, but also to vary your driving speed from time to time. You don’t want to be sticking to one particular speed or gear; you want to utilize the entire range of your car’s performance. Breaking in your engine may seem like a hassle that prevents you from enjoying it, but it could mean the difference between an engine that lasts 100,000 and one that lasts 200,000 miles.
Slow down– Driving too fast can waste gas, increases emissions, and of course, puts you at the risk of getting ticketed or being involved in a wreck. Excessive speeding is also bad for your engine. It forces your engine work harder by pumping and using more fuel, and forces the pistons and other moving parts to work at a higher speed than is optimal. Decreasing your speeding and maintaining a safe velocity is a great way to cut back on wear and tear on your engine.
Drive with lighter loads- Smaller cars with smaller engines have a hard time towing big objects. Towing big objects creates an extra strain on the engine, and that strain can damage parts and result in a shorter engine life. Towing across hills and tough roads can also cut big slices off your engine’s life.
If you follow do these things for your engine you can save a lot of money and time. If you are looking for the best engine, we are your ultimate one stop drive-by shop for drag racing engines around the nation.