How Does Tuning Actually Work?

Posted by: Jesse Kleib on 11/17/2021

One of the first steps that most people who have a fascination with fast cars like to take is to figure out how exactly they’re going to purchase themselves an already fast car and then make it even faster. If you’re a gearhead, I think that many of us can definitely associate with this disease where you pick up a vehicle and can’t help but modify it a little bit yourself in order to fulfill your need for speed that might never even stop as the different modifications can really tumble out of control and snowball into something where you’re looking at a vehicle that doesn’t even really resemble its original self in any form at all.

Along with those modifications, most times, you’ll need a little bit of support for your computer system as it’s probably not going to know exactly how to handle these mods if you go too far. With something simple, you’ll probably be alright but as the modifications get more extensive, you’re going to need to dial in the computer to be able to handle them. So what is it exactly that you’re dialing in when the tuner gets behind the controls then begins to change things up a little bit? Why do you need a good tuner in order to make your car run the way that should at peak efficiency?

If you dial yourself in down the video below, you’ll get a little bit of the inside scoop on what exactly tuning is and how being a good or bad tuner can make or break a vehicle. When you start to get into tuning, it can be something that gets rather expensive so you might want to get an idea of what you’re spending your money on up front, that way you can better gauge how to spend your money in this category and if you need to partake at all.