There are two ways to read and write chip tuning files to a car. The easiest way is to read the cars ECU through the OBD port of the car. If OBD tuning doesn’t work the vehicles ECU has to be removed and programmed on the bench of the vehicle.
Most OBD tuning tools take about 5 to15 minutes to read and write chip tuning files to a car. The OBD reading and writing process is simple and safe as users follow clear instructions on the tools interface. The technical level of skill required for using OBD tuning tools is relatively low. Some of the OBD tuning tools that we use are the Kess, Autotuner, CMD and the Dimsport tuning tool. If the vehicles ECU cannot be read through the OBD port of the car, the ECU has to be removed and programmed on the bench.
Bench flashing is more complicated due to the soldering on the ECU that is required. Before users start bench flashing, they must ensure that they can solder. If you cannot solder, there are boards and frames that you can use that removes the need for soldering onto the ECU. Some of the bench flashing tools are the Ktag, CMD, Autotuner and Dimsport tuning tool
It is important to take note that the vehicles which require OBD and bench flashing can differ between different tuning tools. Some tuning tools might be able to tune some vehicles through the OBD port of the vehicle while other tuning tools will require the same vehicle to be tuned on the bench. It is therefore important to purchase the tuning tools based on the vehicles you plan on tuning so that most of them can be tuned through the OBD port.
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