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cold air intake

Do Cold Air Intakes work?

Cold air intake myths and legends If you’re reading this, you’re already wondering if an aftermarket cold air intake is better than the factory intake. Here’s a tip to sorting out all the conflicting information you’ll be watching and reading. Every source that says they add a lot of power to your vehicle is a source that has a horse in the race. They usually sell racing parts, so of course, they’re going to want to sell you an aftermarket cold air intake. I don’t sell parts so I have … Read More

Get better gas mileage

How to get  better gas mileage 10 ways to improve gas mileage 1. Keep your tires inflated to the pressure listed on the label inside the driver’s door pillar. Most drivers never check their tire pressure, and that can cost you at the pump. An underinflated tire deflects more energy, increasing rolling resistance, which robs the vehicle of fuel efficiency. Tires lose pressure over time and running a tire 20 percent underinflated, which is 5 to 7 psi below the recommended pressure can increase your fuel consumption by 10 percent. … Read More

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