Why would you want to optimize the performance of your ECU?


Why would you want to optimize the performance of your ECU?

If you’re into upgrading or customizing your car, then you’ve probably heard about engine chip tuning. Whether the ECU is changed, the engine is remapped, or a performance chip is added, the change in the software can make a big difference in how your vehicle functions. So, why would you want to optimize the performance of your ECU? At Pfaff Tuning, we have the answers. Pfaff Tuning provides ECU Tuning for both daily driven street machines, as well as weekend track warriors. Pfaff Tuning’s experienced technicians will find the extra power you require while not sacrificing the reliability or driveability of your vehicle. Let’s take a look at a few reasons why you would want to optimize the performance of your ECU. 

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To get more fuel efficiency 

For a long time, engine chip tuning was almost exclusively used to get more power out of vehicles. However, the recent emphasis on fuel efficiency and environmentalism has changed that. The right chip tuning can make a substantial difference in your fuel economy. It may be at the sacrifice of horsepower, but many cars have a lot more power than they need for everyday driving.

To increase the horsepower 

When the ECU comes from the factory it comes with conservative software settings, and that includes power settings. These help the car be more stable under a variety of different conditions, but it also means there’s some power left behind. Chip tuning can change the fuel/air ratio and timing to give your car extra power and torque.

To match your style of driving 

Vehicle manufacturers set the software to fit a variety of conditions, everything from the high elevation cold climates to the humid heat and flat stretches of road. They’re also made to work with a wide variety of gasoline grades for versatility. Unless you’re road tripping across the country on a regular basis, you don’t need that versatility. Chip tuning allows you to make sure that your car is specifically made to work at its best in the conditions where you drive it.

At Pfaff Tuning, 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. Additionally, Pfaff Tuning must inform our customers that doing an ECU tune could possibly void the manufacturer’s warranty. For this reason, it is important to check with your technician beforehand. To learn more about this, we encourage you to get in touch with a representative at Pfaff Tuning today.

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