What is Chip Tuning?

Chip tuning is a recurring term for car enthusiasts who are all about speed, power, efficiency, and better fuel economy. Commonly referred to as ECU tuning, ECU remapping, and engine tuning, chip tuning refers to reprogramming the electronic control unit (ECU) in order to improve your car engine’s performance.

What is ECU?

The electronic control unit is a small device within a vehicle that is responsible for controlling the operation of the entire engine and its components – this includes the transmission, ABS or traction control, air-conditioning, lights, airbags, and more. It receives and processes data then sends it to different sensors. The ECU’s location varies depending on the model of the vehicle.

How Does Chip Tuning Work?

Adding horsepower without having to make physical modifications? Yes, it’s possible!

A large part of your car is run by a series of computers including the air-conditioning system, radio, alarm system, as well as engine. With chip tuning, the parameters of the engine control are modified to get more performance out of the engine such as the amount of fuel supplied to your engine, fuel cut, ignition timing, and more, thus increasing your car’s horsepower as well as its responsiveness.

Online remapping also removes some of the manufacturer’s restrictions, such as electronic speed limits or maximum speed limits. Simply put, chip tuning intends to optimize your car’s software to maximize its potential.

Thorton Chip Tuning’s performance chips are one of the best in the market. Once plugged in, it adjusts to how you drive and continuously remaps for the most optimal performance and fuel consumption.