If you own a performance vehicle you're probably very accustomed to the power that you feel when you're out on the highways. Performance cars can achieve very high speeds and when you mash the gas pedal to take your vehicle to the next level you fully expect to experience an instant burst of adrenaline as the car takes off down the road. Nitrous oxide (NOS) is one of the key solutions which makes all of this possible. If the following signs ring a bell it might be time for you to take your automobile to a NOS refilling station.
Your Car Just Doesn't Go As Fast As It Used To
The most telling sign that your car needs more NOS can be detected just by paying attention to your top speeds. If you used to be able to go from a moderate driving level all the way up to top speeds in mere seconds and can't do that anymore, the NOS level might be to blame.
NOS boosts the speeds in your car by releasing more oxygen throughout the engine system. Think of the engine as being the automobile equivalent of your heart. When you are engaged in a strenuous activity such as running or a hard workout, you take in more oxygen through your mouth and nose. The oxygen enters your circulatory system and makes its way to your heart so that you're able to get more energy to keep moving at the desired level.
This is a great analogy describing how NOS works in a car. The nitrous oxide releases more oxygen so that it's very easy for you to go fast on command. When this doesn't happen you should take your vehicle to a refilling station. One of the attendants there can check your current NOS levels to see if it's time to re-up.
Your Engine Is Louder Than Usual At Top Speeds
When your engine relies on NOS to release the fuel for top speeds and the NOS is no longer there, you might notice that the sounds coming from your engine are louder than normal. It could mean that the engine is trying to overcompensate for the lack of NOS by using more power to achieve the speeds you are commanding.
There are fill stations in many places all across the country. Use a basic GPS device and you should be able to find the locations nearest you for your NOS refills.