With the ever improving computer technology, cars are turning out to be more electronic than mechanical machines. This is due to the integration of computer based technologies when designing and manufacturing cars. For instance, cars are being integrated with programmable components that can always be programmed depending on needs of the owner of the car. In such a scenario, chip tuning takes place with modernized cars.
Chip tuning is a process whereby the chip referred to as EPROM in a car is modified. EPROM stands for erasable programmable read only memory. This is a memory storage component which maintains its data despite being powered off. Such memory can be erased and fitted with another program as per required. Erasing of the existing program in an EPROM chip is usually done by introducing the EPROM to ultraviolet radiation which is a form of electromagnetic light.
The chip is usually made of silicon ultra violet light for erasing the memory which is usually sourced from a mercury vapor light emitting device. When the original data in a chip is erased, new data is stored in the chip. The new data or program is usually customized to eliminate any limits that control fuel injection and the timing of valves.
Chip tuning is usually done to enhance the performance of a car. When cars are manufactured, the chip is usually customized to a certain level of performance. Customization of the EPROM chips is usually done to limit cars to a certain level of performance in order to meet the legal standards or environmental status of different cars. This is such that the cars can be used anywhere in the world without developing any problems or without breaching laws of states.
These limits however may not affect cars in some countries and weather conditions. Thus, chip tuning is done to change the chip program thus enhancing a car's performance. When chip tuning is done, a car will not be limited to output or more power. This means that the engine will produce more power which will allow a car can perform much better and faster on the roads.
Chip Tuning may result in a car consuming less fuel. This is in cases whereby a chip was customized to limit a car's fuel consumption. Chip tuning will also result in a car emitting more gases which may pollute the environment more. Some states may have regulations on levels of emissions. It is essential to know whenever you need your car to be tuned, be aware that you may end up paying more money for fueling your car. However, the positive outcome is that your car will give you better performance.