Understanding The Whole Concept of Car Chip Tuning for Its Enhanced Performance

Now-a-days, trends of car chip tuning has gained a huge popularity across the world and most of car enthusiasts can be seen visiting the garage for getting tuned their car to enhance power and performance. An interesting fact about the chip tuning is that this trend is not only found among the car enthusiasts having a three to four year old car but also among the car owners who had recently bought a new vehicle which is not even a year old. Well, now the question arises, that despite of having a new car why do these car owners tune the chip like the old car owners?

An answer to this question is just the same as for the owners of old cars, to enhance the hidden performance which have been restricted due to existing driving conditions prevailing in their country. That means, it can be said that car chip tuning is the process that is helpful in booming performance of the car. But, now the question is how many of actually understand the process of chip tuning? Because, following the blind race getting the chip tuned has although become a fashion among the car owner, but until unless you do not know the process, you will not be able to notice the changes.

Process of Chip Tuning: In simple, chip tuning is the method which reprograms the electronic control unit (ECU) of car and makes it work according to the newly determined parameters. The ECU is placed in the injection system of the car and monitors the ratio of fuel and air that generates inside the engine. Reprogramming the chip facilitates you to let understand the type of ratio you wish to develop inside the engine as the impact of air and fuel combination.

The cost of chip tuning mainly depends upon the tuning method adopted by your mechanic. Anyhow, as the process is a complex activity that revolves around the computer and electrical system of your car it should be conducted with full discretion as the whole process not only impacts the performance of car engine but also the performance of the various parts associated with it.

Components that are controlled by the chip: With changing in techniques of car manufacturing the components associated with the ECU are also changing from time to time, and therefore depending upon the manufacturing year of car the components linked with it may vary. Some of the components affecting its performance are fuel injection system, accelerating system, timing and ignition system, vehicle stabilization system, valve support system and automatic transmission system. All these components are sensitive parts of your car and their perfect combination with the chip results in boosting the performance of the car through valve injection systems.

Some more facts associated with the ECU system

The ECU system is normally located closed to control panels located on the dashboard. Its performance is mainly controlled through the port known as diagnostic port. It is seen that lots of car owners having the vast knowledge of computer try to tune the chip at their end and get them caught in the web of calculations that it becomes difficult for them to come out from it. On the contrary they even disturb the existing settings of the engine too which damages the functionality of the engine. To avoid such problems it is always suggested to visit a professional having vast knowledge of chip tuning.

Here it would be important to mention that today although there are lots of manufacturers that offer do it yourself chip tuning devices, but despite of this the best way to avoid any problem is to seek the assistance from an expert.

The History of the Car Computer

The car is a very complicated thing in the modern world, with a whole host of mechanical and electronic systems working together to keep the car running, and to keep its levels of operation at maximum efficiency. The engine control unit is the centerpiece of a car’s electronics, which makes millions of processes each second to make slight adjustments to the actuators depending on the information the central CPU gets from the various number of real-time sensors. This goes alongside the transmission control unit, which ensures that gear changes within automatic cars are most efficient. These car computers not only keep the car running, but minimize the amount of fuel wasted, which keeps efficiency and economy high, whilst helping to protect the environment with minimal emissions.

The cars of today present a marked contrast between now and the early days of the automobile. From the turn of the century when the first commercial automobiles emerged, to the end of the 1960’s, there were obviously no electronic components, and vehicles were designed simply and included simple and robust mechanical control parts and basic methods of control. Back then a better car meant a car with a bigger engine, more speed and more horsepower, and little heed was paid to efficiency, economy, and the environment. However, the issue of the environment, and certainly the issue of economy became more and more pronounced in the 1970’s, with the inclusion of mandates, and the notable fuel crisis of the mid 70’s.

Around the same time, electronic technology was reaching the point where it was physically able to be included in automobiles, alongside the transmission from carburetors to fuel injection, but is wasn’t until the 1980’s that electronics became practical and economic enough to be included. Control over the ignition in the interests of minimizing fuel usage drove car electronics. The first pieces of circuitry used to control spark timings where large pieces of solid state circuitry, and would need replacement every few years. By the middle of the 80’s, the industry would be founded on fuel injection completely controlled by electronics.

Naturally, as commercial electronics boomed in the 80’s and on through the 90’s, becoming smaller, cheaper and more sophisticated, on-board car computers would take on more and more functional responsibilities, sensing more and more data and controlling more and more aspects of the car engine, among other things such as braking and climate control. Indeed it was not long before the computer became the central and integral component in the car.

With the rise of the computer came the potential for customization, with access to a programmable computer providing immense control other a vehicle’s power and other variables.