Ballast is a term for weight put on cars to affect handling performance. The use of ballast is most common in racing, specifically in situations when cars have a minimum weight. More » Vehicles Car Parts & Maintenance

Ballasts, such as those used in fluorescent lighting systems, prevent overheating by limiting the lamp's electrical current, according to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Without a ballast, a lamp would not even be able... More »

To install a fluorescent ballast safely, some basic knowledge of wiring is needed. Standard Productions explains that the correct replacement ballast needs to be sourced and the power to the light must be turned off befo... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance Electrical

Replacing a fluorescent light ballast is a project that can be completed within a half hour. You need a nut driver, a screw driver, a wire cutter, wire connectors and a new ballast. More » Vehicles Car Parts & Maintenance

While performance chips can increase an engine's power in certain conditions, drivers should not expect drastic changes. Some chips override manufacturer settings designed to increase the life and efficiency of a car's e... More »

Some car parts that increase performance include superchargers, cold air intake kits, aftermarket air filters and performance chips. In an ideal scenario, a bolt-on supercharger increases the horsepower of a car by appro... More » Vehicles Car Parts & Maintenance

You can find salvage cars for sale at salvage auctions, your local Craigslist, salvage yards and on eBay. Salvage cars come with a salvage title and may need to be inspected and re-titled before being driven on the stree... More » Vehicles Car Parts & Maintenance