What does it mean when an engine is turbocharged?

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips & Tricks on Friday, August 7th, 2020 at 12:38 pm
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While perusing different vehicles, chances are you have come across turbocharged engines. Like many others, you may not know exactly what it means for an engine to be turbocharged. Don’t worry, because we’ll walk you through turbochargers, what they do and how they impact performance. Continue reading below for a full rundown on turbocharged engines.

Car turbocharger

What is a turbocharger?

A turbocharger is a device that improves the efficiency and performance of an engine. A turbocharger is bolted to the exhaust manifold of the engine and includes a compressor and turbine. When exhaust air comes through the cylinders, it spins the turbine and turns the compressor, then forcing air into the combustion chamber. With increased air intake, the engine is able to produce more power, more efficiently.


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What difference does a turbocharger make?

Turbochargers enhance the performance of the vehicle by feeding the engine more air than it would naturally receive. Turbochargers help add more torque, efficiency and overall power to a vehicle’s engine. Additionally, turbocharged engines are often more quiet than non-turbo engines because intake and exhaust noise is reduced after air is funneled through more components.


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Where can I get a used vehicle with a turbocharged engine near Grand Junction, CO?

If you are in the market for a vehicle that offers powerful and dominant performance, shop pre-owned inventory at Carville’s Auto Mart. Peruse inventory online and filter your results to vehicles with turbocharged engines in order to help find the right one for you. Once you find a model you’re interested in, schedule an appointment and visit our dealership. If you’d like to test drive the vehicle to get a feel for its turbocharged performance, schedule one online. Please contact us if you have any questions!