Preventative care and tips when you own a turbo car

11th June 2015
Turbo engined car

With turbo cars becoming increasingly common on the roads, it is important that vehicle owners take the correct steps in order to ensure that they get the most from the vehicle.

Maintenance is one of the most important ways to ensure that your turbo vehicle lasts for longer, and you also need to ensure that you take preventative steps to ensure that the vehicle lasts for as long as possible. Taking advice from our experts can also help you to know more about how to ensure that your turbo cases for longer.

Taking care of the engine

The turbo engine is slightly different from that of a normal car, and this means that it needs to be handled in a different way. Firstly, the car cannot be ‘raced’ from a cold start, since the engine needs to send oil to the turbo charger before it can work properly. In addition to this, the engine should not be used on full turbo power until that oil is thoroughly warmed, as cold oil doesn’t lubricate the turbocharger as effectively as warmer oil. It is also essential that you don’t shut down the engine immediately after a fast run, since this could cause a lot of damage to the engine and the turbo charger.

Using the right kind of oils

In addition to the above, if you want to ensure that your turbo engine handles as well as possible, you will need to have the right type of oil. Used oil, or oil taken from another source, is unlikely to keep the turbocharger in the best possible condition, so you need to change the oil at regular intervals. Secondly, you should not use low grade oil, as these will also not protect the turbocharger. Use the right oil, even if it is slightly more expensive, to get the best from your vehicle.