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5 Car Tuning Myths You Need to Stop Believing

Many people are drivers but not all are well versed in car anatomy. When your friend advises you to do something new on your vehicle, knowing the interior features and performance is essential to know if your friend’s suggestion is good for your car or not. Unfortunately, most owners of these four-wheelers don’t have the necessary knowledge, which helps them believe in various myths. Believing in myths can lead you in the wrong direction and make you make a big mistake or stop you from doing the right thing. This often happens when it comes to car tuning. Tuning mainly involves improving engine performance. And while some save money and sometimes overdo it with such interventions believing various myths, others give them up for the same reason. How to recognize what is right?

With this article, we will try to help you assess what is true and what is not. We have prepared for you the most common myths you can hear these days regarding car tuning. And before we start, we note that the technical achievements in this area have gone a step further too, about which you can find out more if you click here. And no, this is not a myth. But these are …

1. Tuning should be as common as car service

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You should first separate the notion of regular servicing from tuning. If you have decided to invest a certain amount of money in improving engine power, reducing fuel consumption, and the like, that is fine, but you should not do it often. First of all, because there is a risk that you will jeopardize some factory performance. For example, brakes. They are designed to stop the operation of a motor of a certain power, but if this power exceeds a certain limit, the work of the brakes will be disturbed.

Tuning is not the same as service inspection. There is no need to apply it often because it is not a prerequisite for the good condition of your four-wheeler.

2. If this step is avoided in the production process, then I probably shouldn’t do it either

The production process of the car is long and complicated and takes place intending to launch the most modern and better model that will leave the competition behind. It is clear that this will make us wonder why no more effort and resources were invested in the improvement of engine characteristics during production.

However, you forget that one of the basic goals of the factory is a good ratio of investment, quality, and final price. To achieve that, they strive to minimize costs and make as much profit as possible, and that means a lot of compromises during production.

So don’t think that the idea of ​​tuning is bad just because the factory didn’t implement it. Cost-effectiveness is what is the focus of all car companies. If you think that such changes pay off for you and you have a clear goal why you want it and you are ready for such an investment, there is no reason not to do it.

3. Tuning will compromise some engine functions and increase fuel consumption

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In both cases, the answer is NO! The goal is the opposite and such interventions will not adversely affect engine functions in the future, nor fuel consumption. The increase in horsepower will indeed mean synchronization with other mechanical performances. This will require greater endurance of some other units but does not mean rapid engine wear.

On the other hand, many drivers will associate tuning with higher fuel consumption, taking into account the introduction of drastic changes compared to the original factory settings. In this case, too, the goal of the intervention is to achieve the opposite effect and influence the regulation of fuel consumption in a positive sense.

The best recipe is a reliable car mechanic with experience who will not allow any of the previously mentioned consequences to occur. Quality tools, high experience in such interventions, and properly done work will give exactly the results you want.

4. By no means you should miss the special tuning promotions and discounts of your car service

Given the great popularity of tuning among passionate drivers who want a beast instead of an engine, car repair shops are increasingly offering these services. Promotions and discounts are also common, which many believe should not be missed because they can be a great opportunity to significantly improve the performance of four-wheelers for little money.

With this, we can build on the previous story about the reliability of the company that provides car service. Just because someone will offer you these services at a much lower price, does not mean that it is a good choice. This can lead to the consequences we mentioned in the previous paragraph-various mechanical failures that will make you hate yourself for entering this investment.

If you think that you can afford a little more waiting, even at the cost of a larger investment, but to get the desired quality, we advise you to do so. Inform yourself well in time, before you give someone your money and trust.

5. You waive the warranty if you opt for tuning

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The warranty is very important to all car owners and any potential possibility of losing the warranty will not be accepted by anyone. For this reason, many give up the idea of ​​improving engine functions, because they believe in the myth that such adjustments can lead to a loss of warranty. Driving enthusiasts, you can relax.

However, if you want to avoid that scenario, it would be good to resort to factory tuning, instead of that in a private company. You can also avoid this scenario by contacting an authorized service center, which is approved by the manufacturer. This attitude of the producers is understandable because they cannot be responsible for something that is not their work.

We hope that we have resolved your doubts and that you can now clearly distinguish myth from truth. If you have the opportunities and resources to enter this investment and improve the performance of your favorite four-wheeler and take your driving experience to a whole new level, now is the right time to do so.


Ricardo is a freelance writer specialized in politics. He is with foreignpolicyi.org from the beginning and helps it grow. Email: richardorland4[at]gmai.com