Are Diesel Performance Modules Safe to Use in My Truck?
Posted on August 01 2018
One of the questions that we’re asked most often is if a diesel module is safe to use in your truck. While you can find horror stories on the internet about modules that can destroy your mileage or cause issues with the way that your engine runs, a module from Dr. Performance will never cause those problems. Unlike other module-makers, we build performance products that are designed to make your engine run better and increase the miles per gallon you get, whether you’re in town on on the highway. In this blog, we’ll cover some of the basic reasons why our modules are completely safe to use in your truck and how they can actually keep your truck running better and longer.
If you need a diesel performance module now and you don’t want to take a risk on a chip that either sounds too good to be true or boasts of unlocking ridiculous amounts of performance that might damage your truck, pick up one of our modules instead. We take the time to specially tune each model for each truck so you’ll receive an engine module that you won’t have to fiddle with. We make it easy to plug it in and start enjoying the benefits of extra power and increased mileage right away.
What a Diesel Performance Module Does
Simply put, an engine module changes the performance of certain parts of your engine. Some modules give you more low-end power and torque, others increase the number of miles per gallon, while others perform several functions.
Because modern vehicles are increasingly controlled and regulated by computers, a module allows you to make changes to the way your truck runs without having to replace physical parts. This increased level of sophistication has allowed diesel programmers an incredible amount of leeway in terms of how they can make your truck run. Sometimes modules are used to increase performance in ways that are helpful for everyday driving while other engine modules are tuned to provide extra power when towing or racing.
What Should I Look Out for When Buying a Performance Module?
One of the most common mistakes that we see with other diesel programmers is their focus on top-end, high-RPM performance. While performance in the higher range of RPMs is important, it isn’t the automatic fix for a truck that seems a little sluggish. Surprisingly enough, most tunes that focus on the high end don’t actually resolve sluggish engine problems because they don’t treat what causes you to feel a lack of power when you’re trying to get up to speed. An engine that is slow to get up to speed needs to have the low-end tuned in order to increase the RPMs and get up to higher speeds and higher gears. While most diesel manufacturers have to tune their engines in such a way as to reduce their emissions, they tend not to mess with the top end because the vast majority of trucks don’t spend a lot of time in the high-RPM range. Most driving occurs in lower gears and at lower RPMs, so changing the top end won’t fix the problem.
Why You Should Choose Dr. Performance
If you want an engine module for a diesel that is going to get your truck moving faster more quickly, you want a performance module from Dr, Performance. We spent the time looking at how engines were tuned as they rolled off of the assembly line and realized that in order to get your moving more quickly that an adjustment was needed lower down. We build each of our modules to get you through the low RPMs and into the powerful, and more fuel efficient, driving range more quickly.
If you’re ready to save money on diesel and unleash the extra power that the factory had to stunt in order to fall within emissions standards, order from Dr. Performance today. Not only do our engine modules increase performance, they also give you better mileage, and they don’t show up when you take your car in to get serviced. Don’t worry about voiding your warranty or putting unnecessary strain on your engine, order the module that is designed specifically for your truck today!