Being a novice car driver you might think car tuning might refer to tuning the sound of your car while you accelerate its speed. This however is true to a certain extent, because improvising the sound of the car while you accelerate its speed is also a part of car tuning, and mainly refers to enhancing the condition of your car’s exhaust system. The main objective of the exhaust system is to exhaust the poisonous gases generated by the engine and improve the performance of the engine, the sound that generates during this process gets deteriorated if the exhaust system of car is damaged. Therefore, when you get the system for exhausting gases repaired or replaced it starts generating the standard sound.
But when someone talks about re-tuning the car tuning of your car he mainly refers to enhancing the performance of your by modifying its various aspects depending upon the requirements of the car owner. As a general practice car tuning is mainly performed on cars which are about eight to nine years older, but interestingly today, even car owners are of new cars are also getting their branded car re-tuned to enjoy its performance.
This might surprise to you, but the cars that are manufactured across the world by different manufacturers are strictly developed according to driving standards determined in each country. As an impact car owners in some countries are not able to enjoy the full potential of their car to its full extent. Therefore, to get rid of this problem they get their car re-tuned according to its determined settings.
Interestingly car tuning is not restricted to only one or two areas, but covers different aspects of the car, including engine, wheels, spoilers, exhaust system, braking, suspension system and even an air conditioner vent. In simple words it can be said there are various components of your car which, if reworked can help in enhancing the performance of the car.
Let us now focus on some of the aspects which could help in improvising the performance of car by tuning it.
Engine: The performance of the engine can be boosted with help of chip that is basically installed in the engine control unit (ECU) of the car. The ECU is mainly placed at the on-board port of the car and by changing its settings or rewriting its program with help of chip the performance of the engine can be improved by enhancing its power and torque generation efficiencies.
Braking system: Once the performance of the engine is enhanced, undoubtedly it will also result in an enhancement in its acceleration power. Interestingly, increase in acceleration means a hike in pickup efficiency of the car, which adversely affects its braking efficiency also. If the braking system of a car is not compatible to the power generation efficiency of an engine, it means an increase in the chances of accidents. Therefore, to make the braking system compatible to the engine it is imperative for you to upgrade the braking system according to the power generation efficiency of your vehicle.
Air filter: Replacing the air filter at regular intervals is helpful in increasing the fuel efficiency of your vehicle to a huge extent and also an easiest method of car tuning process. You can also make use of induction kit for improvising the flow of air in fuel injection system despite of using the standard air box. The induction kit has a pointed filer which is installed directly above the air flow gauge and results in smooth flow of air through the engine, thus enhancing its overall performance.
Exhaust system: It is also one important factor to consider while you plan to tune your car. Installation of powerful exhaust system equipped with strong pipes helps in the exhaust of gases more conveniently and smoothly.
Moving ahead, you can also work on improvising the performance of a car’s suspension system. To make your car compatible to enhanced engine tuning it would be imperative for you to replace the existing suspension system with a new one and also work on replacing the shock absorbers and wheels so that it is easier for drivers to control his vehicle according to newly determined standards.
It would be interested to know that today there are countless tune it yourself methods which are helpful in enhancing the performance of your car in minimum investment.