MIAMI, FL – 19 Nov, 2015 – If you’ve had your vehicle for a few years, it might be time for an ECU upgrade – but before that, you might be wondering what it is and why it’s so important.
ECU stands for “Engine Control Unit” (or, on some vehicles, it’s the “Powertrain Control Unit” instead), an interior computer that regulates many of the functions of your vehicle. If you have a modern vehicle, chances are you already have one of these installed somewhere.
What do ECUs control?
“Everything” isn’t much of an exaggeration. ECUs control things like:
• How much fuel is pumped into the engine at any given time
• How well the torque and horsepower are distributed
• Alternate vehicle modes (low emissions mode, valet mode, anti-theft mode, etc.)
• Emission of carbon dioxide
• Valve Timing
Essentially, if there’s a part of the vehicle that needs to be controlled, chances are the ECU is the part doing it.
Why Get an ECU Upgrade?
Like all computers, ECUs are constantly improving – new models are faster, more efficient, and better able to maximize the performance of your vehicle while reducing the amount of fuel you use. You may not even need to replace the ECU’s themselves- in some cases, the only upgrade needed is in the software.
Even a relatively small upgrade in the ECU can offer significant benefits from your vehicle – from better performance to higher mileage, just about everything you actually do with your vehicle can be done better.
Many vehicles improve so much that the better mileage actually ends up paying off the cost of the ECU – compare that to what any mechanic’s shop would charge for a tune-up and you’ll start to see just how valuable an ECU upgrade can be.
How Can You Get An ECU Upgrade?
ECM upgrades are available from Solo Auto Electronics, the nation’s largest manufacturer of auto computers. As a customer, you’ll also have access to instructions on installing your new unit, a list of frequently-asked questions, and tech support that can guide you through the process if anything seems like it’s going wrong.
Most installations are simple plug-and-play setups, though a few upgrades (mainly on Honda and Ford vehicles) require additional service. Solo Auto Electronics offers full instructions, detailing everything you need to know in order to successfully install an improved auto computer.
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