The Ultimate Guide to Engine Tuning


Engine tuning is the process of modifying a vehicle’s engine for better performance or fuel economy. The main goal of engine tuning is to get higher power and torque without sacrificing reliability or safety. There are many ways to achieve this goal, including installing aftermarket parts like a cold air intake or exhaust system, changing the camshaft profile or using a different type of spark plug. Engine tuning can also be done through custom-tuned computer programs that change how the fuel/air mixture combusts inside your car’s engine.


Engine tuning is the process of modifying an engine to achieve higher performance than stock. Engine tuning can be done at home or by a professional, and there are many different kinds of engine mods available.

The history of engine tuning is long and storied–after all, people have been modifying their engines for centuries! The first vehicle to use a tuned motor was probably either a horse cart or chariot in ancient Greece or Rome around 200 B.C., but it wasn’t until the 1950s that cars became popular enough for ordinary people to start tinkering with them in any significant numbers. Since then, we’ve seen innovations like turbochargers on racecars (1930s), superchargers on street cars (1950s), variable valve timing (1980s) and even hybridization with electric motors (2000s). Today’s tuners might use one or more of these technologies depending on what they want out of their ride: maybe they want more power; maybe they want better fuel economy; maybe they just want bragging rights over their friends at stoplights! For whatever reason you choose to tune your car’s engine though – whether it’s fun or profit – there are plenty benefits waiting for those who get started today…

What is engine tuning?

Engine tuning is a process that involves modifying an engine’s performance to increase its power output. Engine modification, on the other hand, involves changing or replacing parts of an engine to increase its performance without changing the original design of its components.

Engine tuning is usually done by professional mechanics or technicians who have been trained in this specific field of work. This ensures that they know how to do it properly and safely so as not to cause any damage to your car’s engine or other important parts such as fuel injectors and spark plugs.

Benefits of engine tuning.

Engine tuning is a process that can help you get more out of your car. It’s not just about making the engine go faster, though we’ll cover that later on in this guide. Engine tuning also improves fuel economy, reduces emissions and noise levels, and even makes your car quieter by reducing vibration.

Engine tuning is all about making adjustments to the way an engine functions so it performs more efficiently than it did before tuning was performed.

The result? You’ll see increased performance from your vehicle–and sometimes even better fuel economy!

Types of engine tuning.

There are three main types of engine tuning:

  • Performance tuning

Performance tuning is all about getting the most out of your engine. It’s about making it run faster, more efficiently and with less wear and tear on components than it would otherwise. This can be achieved by adjusting jetting or carburettors (if you have a carburetted bike), installing high quality exhaust systems and air filters, adding better fuel pumps or injectors if needed, increasing compression ratio (which can be done by using pistons with lower clearance), using higher octane fuels such as premium unleaded petrol/gasoline etc.

How does the engine work?

If you’ve ever taken apart a toy car engine, or even just looked at one, it’s easy to see how it works. It’s all about pistons and cylinders!

In a four-stroke engine (the most common type), there are four different strokes of an internal combustion piston: intake, compression, power and exhaust. In each stroke of this process fuel is added by way of air being sucked into the cylinder from outside; then compressed until it ignites; then burned with oxygen from a spark plug; finally forced out of its chamber through exhaust ports in order to make room for another cycle. The whole process repeats itself over again thousands upon thousands times per minute inside your car’s engine block–and that’s why we call them “piston engines.”

The thing that makes these machines so powerful isn’t just how quickly they can complete each cycle–it’s also because multiple cycles occur simultaneously within one cylinder at any given moment! This allows us humans who drive cars with internal combustion engines (and trucks etc.) access levels of power previously unseen outside military applications during WWI when planes first began using these kinds

Tuning for performance or fuel economy?

  • Do you want to increase the performance of your car, or do you just want to get better fuel economy?
  • Are there any other modifications that have already been done to your engine? If so, how will these affect the tuning process?
  • How much time and money are available for the project?

If you’re still not sure what kind of tuner is right for you, here are some more questions:

What to do when your car is misfiring.

So, you’ve noticed that your car is misfiring. You’ve checked the engine oil level and it looks good, but maybe not as full as it should be. The fuel level is also good–you filled up just last week and there’s still some left in the tank. The spark plugs seem to be clean, so no problem there either!

The distributor cap and rotor look fine too; they aren’t cracked or otherwise damaged, but they do need replacing soon because they’re starting to get old (and besides–you can never have too many spare parts!). Your ignition coil might also be causing problems: when was the last time you replaced it?

Does the car need new spark plugs or a coil pack?

If you’re looking to tune up your car, it’s important to know whether or not the spark plugs and/or coil packs are working properly. Spark plugs are what ignite fuel in an internal combustion engine, while a coil pack contains magnets that create an electrical current when they’re energized by the ignition system. This process creates a spark that ignites the air/fuel mixture inside your engine, causing combustion and making all those awesome noises we love so much!

So what should you do if one of these components isn’t working correctly? Well, it depends on which one is giving you trouble:

  • If only one cylinder isn’t firing properly (that is, there’s no spark coming out), then chances are good that either your spark plug has gone bad or its wire has been damaged somewhere along its length between where it connects with both ends of said plug itself as well as where said wires lead back into their respective distributor cap(s). To check this out yourself without having any special tools available at home first hand though…you’ll need something called an “Ohmmeter” which measures resistance levels across different materials such as metals–and luckily enough most people have access too since they come standard issue within every automobile workshop around these days thanks largely due largely due being installed during manufacture time frames prior current date.”

Maintenance and an educated approach can help you safely get better from your car.

A well-maintained car will run better, last longer and be safer to drive. Regular maintenance helps to ensure that the engine is running at its peak performance and minimizes wear on your vehicle’s parts. This includes checking fluids and filters, replacing worn belts or hoses, keeping tires properly inflated (not too high or low), replacing worn brake pads/shoes when needed, changing spark plugs when they’re due for replacement (typically every 30k miles) and more.

It’s important not only to get these tasks done by a qualified mechanic but also to find one who will give you honest answers about what work needs doing now versus what can wait until later. You may have heard horror stories about people getting ripped off by unscrupulous mechanics who tell them they need expensive repairs when really their cars are fine–this happens all too often! So do your research; ask friends who they recommend; check reviews online – whatever it takes! If something sounds fishy about any quote given by a service provider then go elsewhere; there are plenty of good guys out there too!


We hope you enjoyed this guide to engine tuning. It’s a complex topic, but we’ve tried to make it as simple as possible for you. If there is anything else we can help with, please don’t hesitate to contact us!