Has your Chevrolet felt sluggish lately? Are you seeing a decrease in your Chevrolet’s fuel efficiency? Is your car less responsive when you accelerate? After a few years of normal wear and use, this can happen to cars.
You used to take your car to a mechanic to adjust the parameters of your engine. Then, the technician would test the vehicle using a dyno machine. Tune-ups today are more complicated because almost all engines have chips that implement performance control.
The mechanic’s job has been made easier by not having to adjust intake or carburetors manually. However, it has also increased difficulty as they must adhere to the ECU data.
“What is an ECU? Can it improve my Chevrolet’s performance? What does it do to my car’s performance? I’ve heard so much about performance chips.”
Well, we’ll show you how a performance chip can improve your car’s horsepower and response.
How the Chevrolet Performance Chip Works
Your car’s “brain”, or information headquarters, is the ECU (Electronic Control Unit). This component is also known as the ECM (Electronic Control Module) by some manufacturers. There are thousands of sensors in your car, both inside and outside. These sensors relay data back to the ECM for continuous analysis.
The data is used to adjust your engine’s performance in real-time. The Chevrolet performance chip can be used to modify these parameters.
You’ve probably driven a go-kart in an amusement park and could feel the engine peak prematurely. This is because go-karts are equipped with governors that limit speed and acceleration. This is the same in modern cars.
The performance chip modifies the parameters, removes factory-set limits, and installs new limits that increase your car’s performance. This adjustment will not affect the vehicle’s warranty and it is safe for as long as it lasts.
The performance chip plugs into your car’s OBDII port, which is located underneath your car’s steering wheel at the bottom of your dashboard. This is the port you would use for a scanner to check your car’s error code. The chip is plugged into the port, and your car will continue to drive with it connected.
You should leave the chip in place for at least 150 miles to see and feel its benefits. The parameter remapping process takes some time, during which the chip creates a new fuel map as you drive. The chips alter the engine’s configuration to increase horsepower and fuel economy. It also improves acceleration response.
Chevrolet Performance Chip Benefits
As stated earlier, our performance chip tune products will boost your engine’s horsepower. You can choose how much extra power you need by selecting one of the three performance levels we offer:
- Standard performance chip achieves an extra 20 horsepower and 1 mpg.
- Mid-grade performance chip achieves an extra 40 horsepower as well as 2 mpg.
- Premium performance chip achieves an extra 60 horsepower and 5 mpg.
One of America’s first vehicle manufacturers, Chevrolet has become a subsidiary of General Motors (GM). It has been rolling cars off its many assembly lines since 1911. The company has over 20 models on the market today, making it GM’s most diverse and extensive product line.
Chevrolet is one of the four brands that survived GM’s bankruptcy in 2009.
Five popular Chevrolet models
The 2021 Corvette’s three trim levels are 1LT, 2LT, and 3LT. The only powerplant in the Corvette is the direct-injection 6.2L V8, which produces a muscular 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. With this power, Corvettes reach 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds of pure adrenalin.
The Chevrolet Malibu is powered by a highly efficient pair of turbocharged engines. The base engine is a 1.5L turbocharged 4-cylinder unit with 160 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. This engine is powered by a continuously variable transmission that routes power to the front wheels.
A 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine generates 250 horsepower. The engine is linked to a 9-speed automatic transmission, which again powers the front wheels. The Malibu’s latest redesign has resulted in significant weight loss, making acceleration with either engine feel very fast.
The Tahoe offers a Magnetic Ride Control and Air Ride adaptive suspension for better handling. The new Tahoe platform features an independent multilink rear suspension for better ride quality, steering responsiveness, and overall driver control. An updated interior with sharper, more detailed instrument panels gives the vehicle a super modern look.
Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Convertible
The ZL1 is the Camaro’s top trim. There is no ZL1 base model. The ZL1’s 6.2-liter supercharged V8 transmits its power to rear wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox (but a smoother ten-speed auto transmission is also available). Both configurations produce the same output: 650 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque.
It should not surprise anyone that this much power delivers 0-60 mph in just three and a quarter seconds. The ZL1 also has an amazing top speed of 195 mph.
Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD
The standard powerplant for the 3500HD is a 6.6L V8 engine that produces 401 horses and 464 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels via the 6-speed automatic transmission, though a four-wheel drive is also available. Chevrolet claims the 2021 combination can tow 18 percent more than its predecessor.
Chevrolets are great vehicles to own and operate. With their factory-set parameters, they generally deliver an adequate driving experience.
If, however, you feel you deserve more than an ‘adequate’ drive–if you want that extra ‘oomph’. This added responsiveness sets you apart from the crowd, then the Chevrolet performance chip tune from Chip Your Car is for you.