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Auto Tuning in St. Catharines, ON

Auto Tuning in St. Catharines, ON

What is Auto Tuning?

When driving down the streets of St. Catharines, Fonthill, Jordan, Lincoln, or Niagara Falls, a tuned car really stands out on the road. Auto tuning is the modification of a car to optimize it for a different set of performance requirements than what the original manufacturer intended. Cars are mostly auto tuned to increase engine performance and handling, although with that comes improving the brakes, suspension, and more.

Replacing just one part of the vehicle can increase the stress and damage other parts of the car, and so it is essential to maintain the correct balance when tuning to increase performance safely. At Boyd Automotive & Tire in Ontario Province, we can help you figure out which parts of your vehicle can be tuned and can help you look for parts as well. We've been fixing cars since 2002, so we know which parts can optimize the performance of your vehicle.

What are some common parts to auto tune?

Whether it be for aesthetic or practical reasons, plenty of St. Catharines residents may be curious regarding how they can auto tune their vehicle. At Boyd Automotive & Tire, we have helped auto tune Toyota, Honda, Ford, Hyundai, and more. Some performance mods that can be done to your vehicle include:

  • Chip tuning: Chip tuning is changing or modifying a memory chip in your vehicle's auto control unit to achieve superior performance. This could be for increased engine power, cleaner emissions, or better fuel efficiency.
  • Audio: A custom audio job can consist of an upgrade of the radio included in the vehicle or a full customization based around specific audio equipment. Some common performance mods for audio include installing new speakers, better wiring, amplifiers, and subwoofers.
  • Engine tuning: Engine tuning involves changing the characteristics of a car's engine, mostly by reprogramming the engine control unit with a process known as mapping. Mapping involves changing the software within the engine control unit or providing false data through plug-in hardware.
  • Suspension tuning: Suspension tuning means enhancing the vehicle's springs, anti-roll bars, sway bars, shock absorbers, and other related parts. Tweaking these parts improves the handling of the vehicle.
  • Body tuning: Done for both aesthetic reasons and to increase aerodynamic performance, body tuning could involve replacing hoods and rearview mirrors with more lightweight components, or other aesthetic modifications like changing the color of the body or changing out the tires.

Your expertly trained and ASE certified Shop for Auto Tuning

Whether you are having a concern with a mechanical or electrical part of your car or truck, Boyd Automotive & Tire in St. Catharines, ON, L2S 0B3 can take care of your car, bumper to bumper. Our owner Stu Boyd prioritizes customer service and we will make sure you are satisfied with our service. We offer a complete diagnosis and repair service for your car's transmission repair, and oil changes, fluid services and tune-ups.

Here are some reasons why you should choose us:

  • Locally owned and operated since 2002
  • Only OEM and OEM-approved parts/components
  • Shuttle on all services, loaner on major service, free towing (limited)
  • Alternative payment options (see our financing page)
  • Our diverse team is sure to have an expert in the make and model of your vehicle

We have a review score of 5 based on reviews from 5 satisfied customers.

If you are in St. Catharines or bordering locations, Boyd Automotive & Tire is your shop to choose for all things auto tuning. You can make an appointment with us online or give us a call at 905-685-5821.

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