Turbocharger vs. Supercharger – What’s the Difference?

The turbocharger was first created in 1905 by Alfred Buchi, a Swiss engineer. However, it wasn’t until 1962 that a turbocharger was used in a production car. That car was the Oldsmobile Turbo Jetfire. Today, turbochargers and superchargers can be found in cars from nearly every manufacturer.

Turbochargers and superchargers were designed to enhance engine performance in naturally aspirated engines. Both methods use forced induction to boost an engine’s horsepower. Many people conflate both technologies, but they possess distinct differences. To help you understand, we’ll take a closer look at what these two technologies are and how they differ.

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Which is better diesel or gasoline?

If you’re considering buying a new vehicle, you have plenty of options. Factoring in the number of manufacturers, models, trim levels, and option packages, it can seem like there’s almost too many choices to make. Now, most people have an idea what they want. Perhaps a pickup truck, SUV, or a sedan. 

Choosing a powertrain can be one of the most challenging decisions buyers make. Today, vehicles often have multiple powertrain options for each model. Do you choose a traditional gas engine, a turbocharged version, or perhaps you have a diesel engine available. Of all the engines, the diesel powertrain might be the least understood.

So, we’ve created this comparison between gas and diesel engines to help you understand the differences. We’ll show you the pros and cons of each to help you make an informed decision. Read the rest of this entry >>

The Differences Between Horsepower and Torque Explained

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Admittedly, automobiles have eased our lives to a great extent. A statistical report published in 2021 indicates that almost 90% of families own at least one vehicle. Given that this is a worthy investment, we should learn some basic differences, such as those between horsepower and torque, before making a purchase.

Now, suppose you’re wondering about their roles and which one is more important while buying a new or used car. In that case, we’ll help you understand the main roles of horsepower and torque and which is more important in a vehicle and then explain the difference between them. Read the rest of this entry >>

Two-Stroke vs. Four-Stroke Engines – What’s the Difference?

Engine Diagram drawn on grid paper

Although automotive tech has changed significantly over the years, four-stroke and two-stroke remain the two main combustion engine designs. Although the pre-owned cars at the NJ State Auto dealership in Jersey City feature four-stroke engines, many people can’t differentiate between two-stroke and four-stroke engines.

In this guide, our car experts discuss two-stroke and four-stroke engines and how they work. After reading this, you’ll have a better idea of how engines work. Read the rest of this entry >>

Best Car Shows in Pennsylvania

If you’re an avid car enthusiast living in Jersey City, New Jersey, you can satisfy your passion by attending some of the famous auto shows in Pennsylvania. Whether you’re interested in vintage cars, muscle cars, hot rods, exotic cars, or concept cars, you’ll have no trouble finding an event that suits your fancy. The following is a list of car shows worth checking out in the Keystone State:

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Tips for Buying a Used SUV or Crossover in New Jersey

Purchasing a used crossover or SUV allows you to save money and avoid a new vehicle’s often high initial depreciation rate. However, there are several factors to consider when looking for a used SUV to ensure you get the best possible deal. Of course, you will prefer a car that can offer you value for money and take you to all the places you wish to go without frequently breaking down. In this post, the New Jersey State Auto Used Cars explains some of the essential tips for buying a used SUV or crossover vehicle.

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How To Register a Car in New Jersey

Making a visit to the Department of Motor Vehicles is rarely a good time. But you can make it much easier by preparing yourself with the right documents, fees, and knowledge you’ll need to get your goals accomplished the first time you visit.

If you’re in New Jersey and you’re trying to get your new or new-to-you vehicle registered, you’ll need to follow a couple of guidelines. Let our team at New Jersey State Auto Used Cars walk you through the step-by-step process of registering a car in New Jersey.

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Nissan Altima vs. Toyota Camry

The Nissan Altima and the Toyota Camry both offer a great blend of performance, ride comfort, fuel economy, and technology, making it difficult to choose between them. However, if you compare their specifications and features, you’ll see that they’re different in many ways. These two sedans have been around for a long time, meaning you’ll have many model years to choose from if you buy used. For comparison’s sake, let’s look at how the 2020 Nissan Altima and the 2020 Toyota Camry stack up against one another.

Nissan Altima exterior
Nissan Altima
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Best New Jersey Car Shows

Classic Car Show in New Jersey
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It’s great to be a car enthusiast in Jersey City, New Jersey, as you’re within a short drive of many auto-related activities and events. If you’re interested in attending car shows, you’ll be spoiled for choice as well. Over the course of the year, plenty of auto shows are held throughout the state, featuring a wide array of interesting vehicles. The following is a list of popular car shows in New Jersey:

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