The turbocharger is the clever component that gives your engine a boost so you can get more oomph. Loved by speed demons the world over, the role of the turbocharger is to increase the flow of air entering the engine to create more power making the vehicle more responsive to drive.
Turbochargers can also be good for your pocket as they create less fuel waste and achieve a better MPG.
In general, turbochargers are very reliable. Most fail as a result of a lack of oil, oil contamination or damage. When turbochargers fail, you may hear strange noises, the exhaust may smell and smoke or you may start to leak oil.
If you need to replace your faulty turbocharger, this can be easily done at relatively low cost but it is advisable to use a qualified mechanic.