Superchargers and Turbos: How do they work?

Paul Walker and Roger Rodas

First and foremost, I want to express my deepest condolences to the family and friends of actor Paul Walker and Roger Rodas. Their deaths were both tragic and unexpected. As details of what exactly happened on the day that these two men met their demise unfolds, we will be able to have a clearer picture of what exactly happened. 

Although the aforementioned event is significant, it is not why I am writing this post, but the Paul Walker and Roger Rodas are significant individuals when it comes to the world of custom cars and car culture. I have been an avid fan of cars, trucks, and basically anything that goes “vroom” since I was a child. With movies like the Fast and the Furious series and other films featuring modified cars, the interest in souped up automobiles and the race culture has risen leaps and bounds the past few years. Two of the most commonly talked about modifications you hear talked about when you’re looking at the various cars featured in these movie are turbochargers and superchargers, but the average person really doesn’t know how either of these modifications work. A while back I found an article that gives a concise explanation of how turbos and superchargers work, and I want to share that with you. I have provided a link to that article below.

How Turbos & Superchargers Work