They can modify parameters and change components of your car which is difficult if you don’t have the equipment – and impossible if you don’t have the skills.
If you own a handheld tuner, there are adjustments you can make to your vehicle on your own, but you often can’t make as many changes as an automotive technician can.
Plus, there’s a large learning curve when it comes to tuning your own vehicle, and it’s hard to test changes to see if they have improved performance.
Is It Legal to Adjust the Settings of My Vehicle?
Whether or not tuning your car is legal or illegal depends on the level of customization you have.
For instance, having your catalytic converter removed is illegal because it prevents dangerous particles from entering the vehicle and creating health issues.
Other performance upgrades are iffy, such as loud exhausts, spoilers, and lowered suspensions. Typically, there are bylaws that dictate how far you can take these changes (i.e., decibel limits on exhausts).
Chip tuning, on the other hand, is completely legal.
Speaking with a professional technician is your best bet to determine which performance upgrades are legal and best suited to your vehicle.
Will My Car Perform Better if I Tune It?
Yes! Your car will perform better if you have it tuned.
As long as performance upgrades are done properly, you can enjoy the following benefits of tuning your car:
Improved fuel efficiency
Longer lasting parts
Many people worry that tuning their cars is going to damage their engines. As long as you have the work done by a professional, tuning does not ruin your car engine.