20 December 2016

Disadvantages of turbochargers

A turbocharger is the mechanical device that increases the flow of air in the engine, runs on waste exhaust gasses or we can say that it derives its energy from exhaust gasses that usually get wasted in the naturally aspirated engine. Let us have a deep insight into the disadvantages provided by the turbocharger. 

Disadvantages of turbochargers :

  • The turbochargers of the cars which are equipped with the turbocharged technology have a short service life then the frequency of replacing turbocharger equals an additional charge of maintenance.
  • Installation is a key component of a turbocharger's effectiveness, and not all mechanics are able to properly install one. If the mechanic even makes a minor mistake, it not only makes the turbocharger ineffective, it can also cause damage inside the engine.
  • Turbochargers also can cause wear and tear on an engine and may also require an engine to be replaced sooner than expected.
  • Because turbocharged vehicles are travelling at high speeds, any malfunctions may result in dangerous situations. While a turbocharger may be beneficial to those living in the mountains and having to climb steep hills, high-speed travel may cause a driver to turn off the road or crash into another vehicle.