What are air fuel gauges, and why do you need one?

Cars come with more features than ever these days. From Bluetooth connectivity to touch screen control panels, it’s easy to get a feel for what’s happening in your vehicle. However, plenty of simple, easy-to-install modifications make your car safer, more practical, and less likely to suffer long-term damage.

Today, we’re looking at an air fuel gauge and helping you discover if you need one for your vehicle.

What Is an Air Fuel Gauge?

Air fuel gauges monitor the ratio of air and fuel in a standard internal combustion engine. These modifications, sometimes called air-fuel meters or air-fuel ratio gauges, are easy to install and come in both narrowband and wideband varieties. The differences between narrowband and wideband affect the amount of information available on the gauge. Most enthusiasts opt for a wideband air fuel gauge.

What Are the Benefits of an Air Fuel Gauge?

So the air fuel gauge shows you the information regarding the ratio between air and fuel, but what does that do? What are the benefits of installing one? Having a more precise idea of where your current ratio lies allows you to make adjustments as necessary, which prevents long-term damage to your engine.

If your air-fuel ratio is too high, you lose out on fuel economy, and too lean can eventually cause damage to your engine.

Do You Need an Air Fuel Gauge?

Now you know what an air gauge is, but you’re not sure if you need one. Most standard vehicles on the road have the capacity to utilize an air fuel gauge fully.

However, those who are interested in vehicle modifications or those who have a turbocharged engine will want to invest in this to get the most out of their vehicle. It also allows them to prevent any potential damage before it starts.

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On the PULSE

On the PULSE is an online media outlet in Northcentral, Pennsylvania. We specialize in in-depth journalism, human interest content and video features. Our mission is to build engagement in community through local news.