The turbocharger is a part of your car that needs a lot of maintenance, but fortunately most of the things you must do are pretty simple and some of them you can even do yourself. The first and most important thing is to change the air filter on a regular basis. It’s important to make sure that no undesirable particles are getting into the turbocharger. Fuel filters need to be replaced every 10.000 miles in order to be effective.
Another thing that needs to be checked is the high-pressure hose couplers. Considering that the turbochargers operate at a pressure higher than 12 PSI, a coupler may suffer from a pressure leak. Almost any air leak can cause a turbocharger to work harder than necessary and cause performance problems. All oil supply lines should get maintenance service after every 100.000 miles.
Visual inspection works as an alert to the driver for detecting any potential issue with a turbocharger, but the maintenance work should be done by a professional mechanic. A turbocharger is a piece of the vehicle that produces an increase of horsepower and is constantly at risk due to the intense heat that it operates in. Routine service on a vehicle with a turbocharger is necessary.