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Should I get my car performance tuned?

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Should I get my car performance tuned?

Engine chips are electronically programmed parts of your engine that work to limit the performance of your vehicle for safety and consistency reasons. Tuning, or reprogramming, the chip involves changing those limits for a variety of different reasons. If you have been wondering if you should get your car performance tuned professionally, then you have come to the right place! At Pfaff Tuning in Woodbridge, our professional technicians can administer ECU tuning on your vehicle in order to unlock its true performance potential! Perfect for those Toronto residents who enjoy taking their vehicles to the track, an ECU tuning can have many other benefits. In this blog, we take a look at some of these benefits.

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ECU tuning can increase your vehicle’s horsepower…

The most common reason for engine chip tuning is to increase the horsepower that your engine puts out. Standard chips limit the horsepower of the engine for consistency reasons, and ensure that the vehicle performs well under a variety of different conditions. However, the chip can be remapped to alter the fuel and air intake of an engine, which will in turn allow you to achieve higher horsepower and thus faster speeds.

ECU tuning can increase your vehicle’s fuel efficiency…

On the other side of the coin, the fuel and air intake of your engine can also be altered, not to increase horsepower and speed, but instead to ensure the most efficient use of your fuel. This can reduce the overall amount of fuel that you use while driving and save you money in the long run, as you will not have to fill up your car as often as you would otherwise. However, this does come at a cost: you will not be able to increase the horsepower and efficiency of your vehicle at the same time, so you must make a decision between speed and efficiency.

ECU tuning is not the most complicated installation process…

The installation process is not horribly complex, which means that if you have some working car knowledge, you can tune your engine chip yourself at home. However, for safety reasons, it is best to have a professional complete the service for you, as tuning the engine improperly can lead to a number of problems, including costly damage to the engine itself. It is important to note that since the process is not that complex, having a professional tune your vehicle is not horribly expensive.

Pfaff Tuning’s experienced technicians will find the extra power you require while not sacrificing the reliability or drive-ability of your vehicle. We are able to optimize the performance of your stock ECU, or tune standalone systems to their greatest potential for whatever setup you are running.

So, should you get your car performance tuned? Hopefully this blog has helped you make a decision! Click here to find our contact information or to speak with a Pfaff Tuning representative today!