1Do Turbocharged Cars Require More Maintenance?
By Matt Schmitz on August 5, 2013
Turbocharged engines will require more frequent maintenance, such as oil
changes and fresh spark plugs, though they typically don't require
additional service compared to naturally aspirated engines. Here are some
examples: Dodge advises changing the spark plugs on the Dart's turbocharged
1.4-liter four-cylinder every 30,000 miles, compared with every 100,000
miles for the 2.0- and 2.4-liter naturally aspirated engines. Dodge does not
post a schedule for oil changes, instead telling owners to have it done
based on an oil-change indicator system that monitors how many short trips
you make, outside temperatures and other driving conditions.
On the 2.4-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder used in the Hyundai
Sonata and Santa Fe, Hyundai says to change the oil every 7,500 miles or at
least once a year. With the turbocharged 2.0-liter, Hyundai says to do the
first oil change after 3,000 miles or six months and then every 5,000 miles
or six months. Spark plug changes also are more frequent on the turbo 2.0-
liter: every 45,000 miles or three years versus 105,000 miles or seven years
on the 2.4-liter engine.
Those are the only maintenance differences Dodge and Hyundai mention for the
turbocharged engines. Turbo models may have additional requirements, such
as more frequent transmission fluid changes, but the real difference may be
in how the turbocharged versions are driven. Owners who can't resist using
the additional horsepower may, over time, create repair issues. Flooring the
throttle on a regular basis puts more stress on the engine, transmission,
tires, the suspension and, ultimately, the brakes.
2I would avoid turbo engines
but if if u needs more performance
at a lower budget
u have no choice