Increasing Fuel Economy
Fuel economy is a common problem facing all forms of motor vehicles. We see all kinds of gadgets, devices, and new technologies which claim to increase fuel economy. These all focus on the 'new' and cutting edge of today's invention, but what about the old? Perform-Max products work on both new and old vehicles, no matter make or model. This is so because we target specific systems of a vehicle that cause fuel consumption to increase. This encompasses a broad array of many miniature factors that lead up to the overall fuel efficiency of a vehicle. The most important factors we deal with are as follows:
We can reduce parasite drag on a vehicle by focusing on two forms of drag that are key components to the overall effect it has on vehicle performance. Interference Drag is drag caused by vortexes that arise due to the shape of a vehicle. Although we cannot reshape the vehicle to eliminate these vortexes, we can effect the way that they flow over the surface of the vehicle. When a motor vehicle is in motion there are three places the air can displace to when it parts: Above the vehicle, under the vehicle, and through the vehicle. We mainly deal with the air underneath the vehicle as it can also affect the systems located there, and cause them to run hotter then what would be considered mechanically sound.
Coming Soon: We will be conducting a test on a motorized vehicle using smoke bombs to test the difference in the way that air flows over a vehicle in motion with both PEP products applied and not.
The 2nd form of drag that we can deal with is the surface or skin drag of a vehicle. Our Polish deals with this issue most effectively as it covers the entire surface of the vehicle and reduces the amount of friction that is generated from the air flowing over the surface.
With these two components combined we find that drag on just about any vehicle is reduced slightly. This can have substantial long term effect on fuel savings.
Motorized vehicles are made up of many small parts which push, bend, and flex while the vehicle is turned on. This is particularily noticable with older equipment, where the vehicle has worn the integreity of the bindings of different parts over a long period of time (Axles, shocks, suspension, and wheels) The shaking, rubbing, grinding, and pumping of all these parts degrades the overall soundness of the vehicle, and produces heat which can adversely effect certain systems. This has a huge impact on fuel economy, as a sound vehicle will travel more efficiently than one that is falling apart. The wheels are the part of the vehicle where this effect is most pronounced. Properly aligned tires that do not 'wobble' around - even on a micro level - are able to spin more efficiently and push the vehicle to its destination without a loss of energy.