Ensuring the reliability and longevity of your vehicle is a top priority for any car owner. While camshafts undergo strict quality checks during manufacturing to ensure they meet all design requirements, external factors like an improper break-in, mechanical interferences, inferior hardware and insufficient lubrication can cause failures. 
Fortunately, buying the right camshaft and accessories can solve this problem.
What you need to know about camshafts
A camshaft is a mechanical component in an engine responsible for controlling the opening and closing of the engine’s valves.The camshaft consists of a series of lobes that operates the engine’s valves. When the camshaft rotates, the lobes push on the lifters or rocker arms, which open and close the valves.
Different types of camshafts are available on the market, each with unique characteristics and uses. The most common types of camshafts are:
– Flat Tappet Camshafts — These are the most common camshafts found in stock engines. They have a flat surface on the bottom of the lifters that ride along the camshaft lobes.
– Hydraulic Roller Camshafts — These camshafts are similar to flat tappet camshafts, but they use a hydraulic lifter to reduce valve lash and improve valve train stability.
– Solid Roller Camshafts — These camshafts use a solid lifter and are commonly found in high-performance racing engines.
– Dual-Pattern Camshafts — These camshafts have different intake and exhaust lobe profiles, allowing for better airflow and improved performance.
– Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Camshafts — These camshafts are designed to change the timing of the engine’s valves based on engine speed and load, allowing for improved performance and fuel efficiency.
Choose the right camshaft
Choosing the right camshaft for your car is essential to achieving your desired performance gains. 
There are several factors to consider when selecting a camshaft, these include:
– The type and size of your engine
– Your intended use of the car
– Your desired power output.
One way to find the right camshaft is to speak with us. We can provide expert advice on selecting the appropriate camshaft for your specific engine and performance goals, from daily driven through speedway track use. You can also find professional cam calculators online that will allow you to enter engine parameters and recommend specs for your desired usage.
It’s important to remember that selecting the right camshaft is not a one-size-fits-all approach. By choosing a camshaft designed specifically for your engine and intended use, you can achieve optimal performance gains. Be sure to do your research and consult with experts to get the most out of your car.
Make sure your camshaft is properly installed
In addition to selecting the right camshaft, it must be installed correctly to prevent premature wear and failure. Proper installation involves using the right lubricants and following the manufacturer’s instructions for break-in and maintenance. It’s also crucial to replace worn components like lifters and pushrods to ensure the engine operates smoothly and reliably.
Find the right camshaft at T.I. Performance
At T.I. Performance, we make it easy to find the right camshaft for your engine. In our store, you can find automotive products, including camshafts that suit any vehicle, from stock rebuilds to mild street or high-revving race engines. And when it comes to installing your cam, we have a full range of accessories to help, including valve springs, retainers, stem seals, pushrods and more.
We also offer a wide range of shipping options, like express shipping and free shipping for orders over a certain amount. Payment methods are also convenient, with options includingPayPal, flexible payments and credit card payments. If you can’t see what you need for your engine, just contact us, and we’ll be happy to help.