If you’ve recently bought a relatively new model General Motors vehicle, or you’re considering buying one, what should you know about GMC programming software?
Cars And Computers
If you’ve been driving a vehicle that’s ten years old or older, you may not have thought much about vehicle computerization until recently. As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and the supply chain chaos that occurred in its wake, there have been many news items over the past few years about computer chips. Many businesses and industries haven’t been able to obtain all the chips they need. This was perhaps most notable in the automotive sector.
It seemed odd to many people that a shortage of microchips would affect vehicle manufacturing so profoundly. But it did and the reason why is that basically all cars today are made with onboard computers. And these computers are critical to increasing the efficiency of vehicles and they can make them easier to operate safely. They can also make repair and maintenance easier, but they can also make repair and maintenance trickier.
The takeaway is, in 2023, a vehicle’s programming software can be just as important as its engine, transmission, or brake line. For decades, car experts, both professional and amateur, have recommended buying or not buying certain models because of the transmission in that model or because of its suspension system. Now, a model’s onboard computer is just as important. So how does GMC’s software compare?
GMC Programming Software
Like most vehicle software, General Motors programs their vehicles conservatively. Auto manufacturers want their vehicles to be safe, efficient, and to be enjoyable to drive. But you can’t please everybody. GMC vehicles tend to not use the full horsepower of which their engines are capable. If you have a need for speed, you might find GMC’s “middle of the road” approach with their computer programming to be unfulfilling.
GMC ECU Remapping
Back in the day, if you wanted to get more horsepower out of your engine or if you wanted to increase the mileage you could get, you might fiddle with engine components. In 2023, you can fiddle with the vehicle’s onboard computer.
This is called ECU remapping, chip tuning, chipping, or ECU Tuning. The “ECU” in ECU remapping stands for “engine control unit”. This controls the internal combustion engine and regulates things like fuel dose, injection angle, turbocharging pressure, and fuel injection pressure. ECU remapping allows you to alter how these function. It can maximize the power and torque of the engine. So, instead of a technician mechanically interfering with your GMC’s engine components, we at Anderson Automotive can help with electronic tuning instead. Our technicians can adjust the parameters of your vehicle’s potential to increase the engine’s power without negatively affecting its operation.
Visit Anderson Automotive For ECU Remapping Of Your GMC Programming Software
There’s no need to keep searching for chip tuning or GMC ECU remapping near you if you’re in the Summerside area of Prince Edward Island. Just come to Anderson Automotive. We have experts who know how to safely and efficiently electronically tune engines.