Car tuning doesn’t have to be a practice reserved for the petrol head. While it is true that remapping your ECU will give you increased power, even as much as a 30% increase in torque and BHP, you gain in several other ways too. For example, you will be able to pull away at lights quicker and cleaner and overtake more safely on the motorway or dual carriageways. What’s more, with car tuning you can enjoy improved fuel economy although the exact improvements will depend on how you use the power increase.
Pulling away from the lights should be smooth. This not only means that you keep the flow of traffic going but it also means that you use less fuel in doing so. Starting and stopping is a fuel intensive process and by removing flat spots from the acceleration of a car it is possible to improve fuel consumption.
Motorway cruising will also see an improvement from car tuning in mpg figures and if you don’t use all of the improvement in the shape of better acceleration and power then you will see improved fuel economy throughout your driving. Whether you’re driving around town, in the countryside, or on motorways, the additional and improved mpg figures can make driving more economical and more enjoyable.