A tuned car is a regular car that has been modified to improve either its appearance or performance, or both. For the average motorist, factory settings are left untouched as the setup is sufficient for their expectations and preferences. Other car owners, however, opt to tune their cars as a way to personalize some characteristics of their vehicles according to their preferences. Cars may be modified through tuning to produce more power, offer better handling, or to provide better fuel economy.
Car tuning is usually associated with car racing, although most performance-enhanced automobiles do not race. On the other hand, external changes may include modifying the car’s characteristics through side skirts, spoilers, rear and front bumpers, air vents and lightweight wheels. They are simply modified for the owners’ pride and driving pleasure.