All You Need to Know Before Taking Your Car for Dyno Tuning


Dyno tuning is one of the most effective ways to optimise your vehicle's performance. Usually, an operator will use a tool referred to as a dynamometer to measure several aspects of your vehicle's performance. These measurements are vital to identifying the critical components that can be adjusted to boost your car's performance. However, what you do regarding preparing your vehicle for dyno tuning can make all the difference in the operation's success. Therefore, it's imperative to know a thing or two about dyno tuning preparation before you go. With that in mind, here is a quick guide on what you need to get the best results.

Know What You Want

Knowing what you need to improve in your car is the first step to getting the most out of a dyno tune. Generally, two primary types of dyno tuning or dyno testing exist: chassis and engine. As the name implies, engine dyno tuning is about enhancing your engine's performance. On the other hand, chassis dyno tuning is a more holistic approach to boosting your car's performance. It entails putting several components of your vehicle to the ultimate test, particularly the drivetrain.

In many cases, engine dynos are done on new engines yet to be installed. Therefore, they may be an ideal option if you consider buying a new engine. However, since chassis dynos measure your vehicle's power at the wheels, they are ideal if you want a more accurate look at your drivetrain's output. Also, they tend to be perfect solutions if you are looking for maximum performance.

Fix Underlying Issues

Once you determine your needs for a dyno tune, it's crucial to fix any underlying issues in your car. That's because faulty issues can affect the readings needed to evaluate your vehicle's performance. Consequently, you may not get the results you anticipated. Therefore, ensure your vehicle is free of any flaws before going for dyno tuning. Usually, there's a lot you need to check to ensure your car is good to go. For instance, check your car for fluid issues (engine oil, coolants, fuel), worn out or damaged tyres, electrical issues, spark plug issues, transmission issues and leaks, etc.

Fuel Your Car

While inspecting your car for fuel issues, it's also essential to ensure you have the correct fuel type and the right amount of fuel. Dyno tuning sessions generally use quite a lot of fuel. Therefore, if you don't have enough fuel, you will need to refuel the car, resulting in delays. Some dyno tuning shops may charge you more if they have to stop the process and get fuel, so keep that in mind.  

Contact a local auto shop to learn more about dyno tuning.


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