A turbo in a car works by taking exhaust gases and pulling air from a chamber before forcing the air back into the throttle body. Improve the performance and fuel economy of a car by using a turbo with help from an ASE-certified mechanic in this free video on auto parts and how they work.
Good afternoon, my name is Tom Brintzenhofe, Certified Master Mechanic out of Reading, Pennsylvania and today I'm going to talk to you a little bit about how does a turbo work. Basically, there's a few reasons why, why manufacturers or people themselves put turbo on a vehicle; I'm going to start there. Your first reason is fuel economy. It will burp, boost your, your fuel economy up. The second one, performance and the reason they do most is we're going to go on a stock vehicle why manufacturers put them on stock wise. Performance wise, you can take a four-cylinder and basically almost double your horse power. The other thing you'll find out is performance in racing applications, some of your; a lot of your tuner cars have turbos and a lot of your, your street ways is on turbos and basically how they work is they take your exhaust gases. This is coming out of your engine and it, it comes into a tube and it, it circulates in this big blade and at the same time on the opposite sides of this blade, exhaust is turning on this side; this side is also turning and it's pulling air from a big chamber and then it's forcing it back into your throttle body, that, this gives you a lot more air flowing in through and obviously if you're, if you're in a performance, the more air you can get into an engine, the more horse power you can build out of it and that's basically why people use turbos and hopefully that close it up a little bit of on how they work. So that's bit of what I can tell you about a turbo works.